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“Very average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Coral View Island Resort

Coral View Island Resort
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22300, Malaysia
09-6974943
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Cuisines: Dessert, Barbecue, European, Hamburgers, Malaysian
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Having spent 6 weeks on the Island there are better and cheaper places to eat. Nothing wrong but just very average.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lyon, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Went there on our first day on the island and never went back. Service was slow, forgot our orders or told us they were out of what we wanted. "Local" food options were mediocre even for Perhentian Islands. It's also huge, so you're surrounded by tourists who all speak the same language (mostly families and the type of tourists who stay at a place and then don't move a hundred metres to explore what's around). If you want to mingle with the locals a bit more and eat better food for less money, go elsewhere on main beach.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unassuming menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We ordered just simple plates of fried rice and were pleasantly surprised at how good they turned out to be. The fish was cooked to perfection as well, and not too expensive.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food at the right price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Price wise this is 1 of the cheapest places to eat and the food is really good, friendly staff also.

Visited March 2013
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Volgograd, Russia
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“Overall it is good restaurant, but slightly overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed in Coral View Island Resort 6 days 5 nights (31 July – 5 August 2012) and every evening had our diner in the same resort restaurant. Coral View Island restaurant offers dining a la carte. There is a wide selection of local dishes, western food and nightly BBQs. No alcohol (!), as the resort like most on the islands is alcohol free. Some prices from my bills: Chicken Satay (dz.) – 18.00 MYR, Seafood Fried Rice – 12.00 MYR, Spicy Seafood Salad – 13.00 MYR, Green Curry Chicken – 20.00 MYR; Kue Tiaw Goreng – 8.00 MYR; Squid … – 20.00 MYR. Try their mango juice! Amazing. Average bill for dinner (3 adult) is around 100.00 MYR. The flambé dishes (i.e. seafood flambé) were not really good.

Our stay in Coral View Island Resort was during Muslim fasting month Ramadan and many restaurants were closed at the evening time for the «Sunset Prayer» and «Fasting Break». It seems Coral View Island Resort was the only restaurant services diner during this particular time and that’s why it was really overcrowded. Waiting time were around 30 minutes and shortage of waiters was too obvious. … When my friends came there month later these problems they said were gone.

Breakfast would cost 25.00 MYR per person per day and half price for children.

The service and food is good; overall it is good restaurant, but slightly overpriced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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