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Tip Top Beach Bar and Restaurant

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Tip Top Beach Bar and Restaurant
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Kalampunian Beach, Kudat, Malaysia
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Kalampunian Beach, Kudat, Malaysia
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4:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tip Top Food

Loved everything about this. Mixture of Malay and Western food. Cheap drinks, reasonably priced food (especially seeing as there is no competition) and great Oreo cheescake. Perfect place to watch the sunset. Howard and his team will more than happily cater for any dietary needs/tastes. Full Monty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2013
lp6667
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Loved everything about this. Mixture of Malay and Western food. Cheap drinks, reasonably priced food (especially seeing as there is no competition) and great Oreo cheescake. Perfect place to watch the sunset. Howard and his team will more than happily cater for any dietary needs/tastes. Full Monty breakfast is a must. Howard please send us the recipe for the hash... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at Tampat Do Aman for 3 nights and ate here for every meal. The food is great, the staff are fantastic particularly Howard and Lorina who are the perfect hosts, the price is good and the location stunning. I bet this beach will be a different place in 10 years time, but for now it is perfect- clean... More 

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Kampot, Cambodia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Amazing food! Try the tuna steak, hinava, spring rolls and the nasi goreng. So delicious, beautiful surroundings and great company!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nicely located on the beach. Friendly, relaxing atmosphere. The food is great and the oreo cheese-cake is amazing! The fresh fruit juices are also perfect for the hot days on the beach. Will be back here again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I highly recommend eating here whilst you're at the tip of Borneo wherever you may be staying. The food is delicious, good quality and a very good selection. I enjoyed every meal here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I traveled here on a whim from Kota Kinabalu and I'm so glad I did. As said before Howard is a top quality kind of guy and so is his restaurant and accommodations. I didn't stay there but he gave me a tour of the place. The people that hang out at the restaurant are great conversation and the food... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is probably the best restaurant in the area though it has very little competition. Howard and his wife are very friendly and helpful, offering a range of advice and services as well as the food. for example, the map on the wall here is probably the best in area, though we still got lost several times, though probably down... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Tip Top cafe was amazing! great people, AMAZING AMAZING food and a nice place to relax after a day on the beach!! My friends and i stayed at the tip for a few (in another location) but had dinner at Howards every night. Probably one of the best meals we had in Sabah. The swordfish with the vegetables was outstanding... More 

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

friendly people, good selection, vegetarians looked after, books on a shelf, places in the shade or sun, friendly conversation.

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Kota Kinabalu
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Tip Top cafe is a great place to hang out and eat on the beach. I ate here on a recent surf trip. The staff are smiley and helpful and the meals are made from fresh, local ingredients. I recommend the ikan bilis with some beer, followed by the beef rendang. But it's all good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalampunian Beach, Kudat, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Kudat
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am

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