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“Decent food, huge servings, poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nelayan Restaurant

Nelayan Restaurant
Jl Samudera | Pantai Padang Area, Padang, Indonesia
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Ranked #11 of 118 Restaurants in Padang
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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Decent food, huge servings, poor service”
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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  • English first
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good seafood”
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

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Western Australia, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Very fresh fish!”
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 missed during your stay in Padang if spicy sea-food is your first love.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great fish, great view”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“As fresh as fish gets”
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 sauce. If they have lobster, try their Lobster Salad; prepared with watermelon and pineapple, it's sensational! While it's a bit loud, have fun and sing karaoke when Jimmy shows up. Compared to what I spend back home, the prices are great - I bought dinner & drinks for 9 people for $120USD.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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