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town centre, Sandakan, Malaysia
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great place to eat, people watch

Get down here about 0530 and watch the mayhem that is the fish market. Great to see the trawlers offloading their catch of fresh fish, prawns, etc. Then head up to the second floor and have a great cheap breakfast of kway teow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Chalkmq
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Sydney
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Sydney
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Get down here about 0530 and watch the mayhem that is the fish market. Great to see the trawlers offloading their catch of fresh fish, prawns, etc. Then head up to the second floor and have a great cheap breakfast of kway teow.

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Thank Chalkmq
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Located at the 2nd floor of this market, there's is one stall selling homemade Kueh Teow with deep fried pork. The texture of the kueh teow is so smooth and fine, deep fried pork is very tasty, and the miso soup like soup base is incredible! When we asked for the bill, the price even shocked us, average RM4.30 per... More 

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Thank RachelleFung
Sandakan, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is the only 'youtiao' in Sandakan town area, the taste is good and crispy, you should try this snacks....

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1 Thank foodhunt2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Wide range of food available. Go to the first floor for halal food which has a good range of Malay food. The second floor has many stalls selling Chinese food. Head for the stall with a sign '1940 original homemade kueh teow with deep fried pork'. This is the second generation operator and the recipe has been unchanged since it... More 

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3 Thank Ric_L123
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The New market is exactly that new. A concrete building over 3 floors. Unfortunately this distracts from the charm. The central and night markets in KK are much better than this one.

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Thank Chris H
Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It is a hive of activities @ Sandakan Central Market, possibly the largest fish market in Sabah, in the early morning. We always make it a point to visit the local market whenever we visit a new place - always found them to be interesting. Before you head inside, do walk around to the back near the waterfront where boats... More 

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1 Thank lunarJade
West Chicago, Illinois
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667 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is not a restaurant but rather a market; it is not up to the standards of most Asian country city or town markets; few "stalls" are creatively presented and the layout we found to be confusing.

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Thank sue o
bangkok
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I love going to markets and this one had some interesting local products, from Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Lots of beautiful printed fabric and sharks and rays at the fish market. Good place to stock up on any essentials before heading out to the park. Friendly vendors.

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1 Thank sunrisesintheeast
Cesena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

fresh food, great quality, amazing location and athmosphere and everything really cheap. reccomended. born2travel.it

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6 Thank Mark B
sabah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

value for money and tasty. you will find choice of seaweeds thats not served in most of other places

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: town centre, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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