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“Great food, very slow service, crowded.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gayang Seafood Restaurant

Gayang Seafood Restaurant
Kampung Baharu | Jalan Sulaman, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Ranked #49 of 344 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Shanghai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food, very slow service, crowded.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great quality seafood. Try the soft-shell crab and shrimp! The service took a very loooong time and it was very crowded. We tried it 2 times on different days because it was located next to the Shangrila Rasa Ria resort. It was very crowded each time. Try to get there BEFORE 7:00 pm or else you will need to wait!

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
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Singapore
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were recommended this by the taxi driver en route to our hotel. He said even the locals go there. While it is inaccessible if you don't own a car, the food is good and inexpensive. We had to pay the hotel m$60 round trip. Even with tht, it was worth it overall, compared to hotel prices. Live seafood etc over water area. Relaxing and rustic!

Visited June 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not so Gayang Seafood that I use to go”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The new restaurant located above hill (previously beside swampy area) is not the restaurant I used to know. Food quality had is bad and the service is terrible. Toilet and wash area is flooded n filthy n not enough soap for hand wash. Visitors might like this place due to cheaper price n atmosphere but for me as a local, I think the service went from bad to worst.

I recommend Gaya Sport Centre n Salut Seafood restaurant which offer same quality food but with much better service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Had a marvelous spread of seafood here
13 of us in total and everyone went home with satisfied.
Only down side about the place is, the insects. Really can't avoid it due to the swamp nearby..
Seafood was fresh n well prepared
Option of choosing ur own live catch is available at t entrance on t restaurant
A must if your in KK

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Reasonable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This place is about 20 minutes by taxi from the Nexus Resort. The place is rleatively clean, food is delicious, especially the crab and pricing was very reasonable.

Visited November 2012
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