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“Make this one of your dinners when in Langkawi for a real seafood experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shin Mi Seafood Village

Shin Mi Seafood Village
Ranked #93 of 414 Restaurants in Langkawi
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Make this one of your dinners when in Langkawi for a real seafood experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

They are located close to Sheraton and The Danna Langkawi (about 10 minutes away) and provide pick-up and drop-off services so far up to Berjaya Langkawi resort. That’s about a 15minute drive.

The food is delicious and the service efficient. They have English-speaking staff as well. One aspect of the service I really enjoyed, that the waiters showed was their willingness to recommend but ensure you don’t over-order. Our waiter understood for a party of two, we really wanted to enjoy fresh steamed fish but yet would like to try out their prawn dishes. He made sure we had a tasting size (i.e. 4 medium size prawns) and a good size fish (cooked two ways to test out two different cooking styles) when he could have just let us over-order and over-pay.Much appreciated!

All in all, we paid about SGD100 for a 1kg fish, 4 prawns (250g total), a veggie, an egg and a soup dish with beers.

Make sure you call ahead to make a reservation.

We were lucky to get the pick-up by the owner of the restaurant and she shared how she turned the restaurant around in just under a year. Much kudos and respect to her!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank AaronKong
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Catania, Italy
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best Fish Restaurant in Langkawi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

First time in Langkawi we wanted to try the very best kitchens of the island. Many people we met in in Malaysia suggested Shin Mi as the best fish restaurant of the coast. So we though: "we absolutely need to go there".

Once arrived in front of the Restaurant we were surprised to realize that if no one had reccomended Shin Mi we never would have eaten here! This is because the restaurant does not meet western standards in terms of design...all tables were made of plastic, menus where obsolete and the location itself is not so much appealing.

My premise was to introduce the "mood" of Shin Mi and share with you what you could think just in front of the restaurant...Do not escape, go forward and take your table, everything will be perfect!

Once arrived you soon will notice the staff is very friendly. The restaurant is managed by the whole Shin Mi family and will be happy to serve you.

The very specialy of this place is the typical local fish that comes from the sea coast just in front of the restaurant and it's probably the best fish I have ever tasted in my life. Please note that i am from Sicily, the souther italy island famous for its beautifull sea and obviously our typical fish cousine :) They cook this local fish (i can't remember its proper name) grilled and served with butter and garlic. The taste it's amazing.

You can also try a lot of plates from Thai culture and some chinese specialties. Do not forget to take the big local crab and Thai Pad rice.

A must to all lucky visisors of Langkawi, it is located in the southern part of the island, very near to some resorts like the Sheraton and Tanjung Sanctuary resort.

More of all we spent only 60€ to have dinner as a couple, drinks included!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank enzomacco
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food in a poor location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

As we came here first time we did not want to stay, but it was late, so we took it by chance.
We were surprised how good the food is. We ordered a red snapper (surprisingly it wash't) but the taste was excellent, beside we had mixed veg and thai fried rice, very delicious.
Now guess we did not like – cats are strolling around everywhere and we had to change the table twice because of strange smell like waste water and greasy pits. On top of it they do not have separate places for non or smokers, so we had the puff of our neighbours in our nose. By the end the bill was incorrect. No sorry no nothing, even no good bye. We decided not to return as there are many other good restaurants near by.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 138SingaporeSling
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Australia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very good 'local' experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Being so close to the Sheraton, and providing transport to and from and better food than the hotel - this is a winner. Enjoyed the food, reasonable wine prices from a limited but acceptable list, it is great to have this restaurant to go to. It is a casual, 'open air' style, but the staff are friendly and welcoming. Looks much prettier at night with all the lights on, though in daytime not so. If you are staying locally, make friends with the family at Shin Mi.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Dexter56
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Sgt_Pepper_9
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“good seafood, good service, good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recently enjoyed a great meal here, surprisingly large tiger Prawns and good live fish options at reasonable prices. Went back again and it was just as good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Sgt_Pepper_9
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