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“Pleasent, go-able” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Prawn 933

Golden Prawn 933
Ranked #41 of 325 Restaurants in Batam
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Soups, Singaporean, Halal
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pleasent, go-able”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We got our driver to sent us to Batam's de-facto seafood restaurant where he patiently waited for us to finish our dinner in 2.5 hours. What I thought the place might be, as it was my first time, turned out to be nothing more than a fancy looking forgery of a Kelong. There wasn't a seafront much less a beach but what it lacked in all honesty was made almost right by some stretch of the imagination with its wooden stilt huts squatting in a large ocean of a pond with really big fish and curiously strong coastal winds blowing the roof. Our food arrived so quick that their service should probably be made a case study at MacDonald's Hamburger University. Loved the chilli prawn, steamed fish in hot pan, grilled squids, seafood soup etc. Loved the humour that Batam's best is another clairvoyant act designed to illicit the dollar out of desperate Singaporeans. Best of all my companions made a discount to the already discounted bill. Nevertheless, hearts mended, we left in search of our waiting driver to return us back to the hotel, contented yet stupified.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It should be called Golden Veg instead.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My taxi uncle recommended this place for dinner and we decided to go ahead with it even though i have seen some unfavorable review on this. We ordered tofu, kangkong, steam fish, coconut drink, lemon chicken and gong gong costing us around $50 plus (Sing) for 4 person. Price wise reasonable, food wise, only the kangkong is up to standard and the rest did not even meat the passing grade. Like what others said, dun bother to go out of the way to come here. Did i mentioned that they have very loud karaoke system playing for anyone who wants to go on stage to sing LOUDLY and the mozzies are a killer... :(

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank TerHan82
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Singapore
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231 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 840 helpful votes
“What happened to good food ?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Had a lunch on 5 Jan before proceeding to the Golden View hotel adventure activities...and My! were we disappointed. Our orders came reasonably fast (considering we were smacked in the middle of mass tour buses session)...
Our request to seat by the pond were futile as all the good tables were reserved in advance by tour groups...who came in hordes...
Finally, after a few table changes...were shown to a big enough table by a disgruntled staff (guessed he's really busy) When the food came...it's dishes of disappointment after disappointment...probably catered more for high volume dining as it's eat & go...just to satisfy hunger pangs. I really don't want review any dishes other posting it's pics...as it's truly forgettable......Never eat here again...if possible...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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3 Thank jensen_chua
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Seafood galore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The dishes were very reasonably priced especially the prawns and crabs and they come in portions that are for five people so it would be better to dine in a group so that the food is not wasted. I liked the sweet and sour crabs, steamed garoupa and fried prawns but was a bit disappointed with the chicken dishes. The place was crowded and there was hardly much service at all except placing the food on the table. The restuarant is on a kelong and they did have some indonesian performances that you can catch during your lunch.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank KaviAnjali
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food were hastily prepared, thus it's not tasty at all. Food and taste were just so so. I'd rather dine in at any local shopping center's restaurants. Peace (:

Visited December 2012
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Thank Yihanz
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