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Jl Samudera | Pantai Padang Area, Padang, Indonesia
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice fish

Had some great fresh fish, too much garlic though. Check your bill twice, cause mine needed correction. Nice view and good service at terrace

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Dolf B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had some great fresh fish, too much garlic though. Check your bill twice, cause mine needed correction. Nice view and good service at terrace

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is opposite the beach, from the 2nd floor we still can see the nice view of the sea. The seafood is good, the restaurant atmosphere is conservative chinese restaurant. Good for a big family gathering.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

seafood greatly overpriced. $25US per kg for a mud crab. took 40 minutes to prepare my nasi goering. Place is popular with bus tour groups.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The fish dishes are ok, buttered fried shrimp is better. The sauce for the crab with Padang sauce is too sweet, but the crab soup is tasteless.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Food here is well executed Chinese seafood, although nothing special. The place is enormous and the service suffers because of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Very good seafood in Padang. They have big crab. The fish and prawns is very fresh. The waiter is very slow maybe new guy. But overall it's very good restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have friends who fly their office staff to Padang for one night in a hotel just so they can eat at the Nelayan. The top end seafood dishes are to die for. Ask the price first as some seafood is very seasonal (like mud crabs) and the price can change a bit. For sure an experience not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place is expensive for Padang but we had some great whole fish with chilis. It's right on Padang beach so you can catch the sunset, and they serve beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great sunsets, prompt service and fresh seafood make this my go-to stop every time I visit Padang. A tray of fish, crab and lobster is brought to your table - you select what you want and how it is to be prepared. I love the garlic chili sauce on the fish and prefer the sweet mud crab steamed with no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food was decent but nothing to shout about. The local restaurant next to Nelayan probably has better value. But Nelayan has an air-conditioned 2nd floor from which you will see a spectacular sunset.

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  • Address: Jl Samudera | Pantai Padang Area, Padang, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  West Sumatra  >  Padang

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