Enjoy Good Seafood at These 8 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy Good Seafood at These 8 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu is home to many seafood restaurants, plenty of which are Muslim-friendly too. Their seafood is not only fresh but also reasonably priced and not to forget, they offer different cooking styles ranging from steamed to grilled and fried, depending on your preferences. Below are the 8 seafood restaurants worth visiting in Kota Kinabalu in alphabetical order.

1) Delicious Curry House

Delicious Curry House knows a thing or two about whipping up a good fish head curry. It was their signature dish that had many customers praising the dish — the seafood sweetness of the meaty fresh fish pairs well with the appetising curry gravy alongside other ingredients, namely okra and eggplant. They also serve other fish dishes such as Mango Fried Fish and the classic Steamed Fish with Soy Sauce. Let’s not forget about their succulent butter prawns, another signature dish worth adding to your order.

Address: 63, Lorong Austral 10, Taman Ridgeview, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Delicious Curry House
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2) Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant

If there’s one dish you can’t afford to miss, it would be Fatt Kee’s signature tomato and tom yam soups. Both soups have their respective sour and spicy notes that elevate the fish noodles, offering flavourful add-ons like fish balls, fish roe and fried fish paste. For an ultimate meal, order one of their braised fresh fish heads or slices with choices such as groupers and humphead parrotfish.

Address: 8, Lorong Hilltop, Taman Far East, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant
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3) Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant

Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant is where the night comes alive with live cultural dance performances. Equally worth praising is the cosy lakeside ambience along with the old-school charm of traditional kampung-style interior and exterior designs. But the highlight here belongs to a wide choice of fresh seafood, meat and other dishes. If you are here for seafood, pick your favourite (e.g. fish, oyster and prawns) and have them cook in your preferred style.

Address: Jalan Bukit Padang Luyang, Taman Tun Fuad Stephen, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant
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4) KK Garden Seafood

Nothing beats the freshness of live seafood in an aquarium tank and that’s what KK Garden Seafood excels the most. Choices like crabs, fish and lobsters are available on the menu. For instance, you can have your flower crab cooked in different styles such as salted egg, kam heong, sweet & sour or wet/dry butter. Those who prefer fish dishes can look forward to a wide variety of cooking methods from Nyonya-style to the savoury ginger & soy sauce and the spicy-sour assam pedas.

Address: Jalan Gaya, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

KK Garden Seafood
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5) One To Six Seafood Restaurant

This family-run seafood restaurant in Asia City not only serves reasonably priced seafood dishes but also tastes fresh and delicious. It’s worth noting they have live seafood can be seen in a row of aquarium tanks. They offer small, medium and big portions with some of the signature choices like the wet butter prawns and sashimi lobster. Do try one of their fresh crabs and have them cooked in a different style, namely salted egg, chilli or sweet & sour.

Address: Block E, Ground Floor, Asia City, Lot 44, 22, Jalan Kampung Air 5, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

One To Six Seafood Restaurant
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6) Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

The decades-long Suang Tain made its mark as a well-established seafood restaurant that attracts many customers both locally and abroad. Their popularity lies in the fresh seafood, friendly services and of course, reasonable prices. Try their highly recommended butter prawns (black, sea or tiger varieties) cooked in wet or dry style. They also serve other signature options like salted egg squids and crabs.

Address: No 16, Block D, Ground Floor, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Suang Tian Seafood Restaurant
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7) Waterfront Seafood & Grill

Located at Anjung Samudera, Waterfront Seafood & Grill serves various types of seafood cooked in different styles. Mouthwatering options such as wet butter prawn, signature sauce fish and salted egg squids are part of their menu here. They also offer steamboats, grilled seafood and satay varieties. You can choose to dine in the air-conditioned interior or outdoors.

Address: Lot. 18C, Kiosk 2 & 3, Anjung Samudera, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Waterfront Seafood & Grill
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8) Welcome Seafood Restaurant

Operating since 2005, Welcome Seafood Restaurant covers a wide range of seafood ranging from fish to crabs, prawns, lobsters and clams. They use live seafood from their aquarium tanks, meaning you get to enjoy the freshness and have them cooked upon order. Leave it to the chef to cook different styles that suit your taste buds no matter if you love your seafood dish savoury, spicy, sour or steamed. Some of the options available include Assam Curry Squid, Kam Hiong Crab, Wet Butter Tiger Prawns and Steam Fish with Light Soy Sauce.

Address: Lot G18, Kompleks Jalan Asia City Phase 2A, Asia City, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Welcome Seafood Restaurant
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