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“Beaufort style noodle place” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Man Tai (KK)

Ranked #348 of 555 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beaufort style noodle place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is one of the places where you get Beaufort style noodle. I quite like it with lots of green (vegetable is rather cheap in Sabah since Kundasang area grows a lot of it) and some meat (pork) on top of the clear gravy/sauce fried noodle. It is conveniently located at Gaya Street which is right in the center of town. There are other local dishes too which you have to wait longer. These days a lot of tourist eating there too.

It is reasonably price for KK standard. I do admit.... some of the food there could be a tad salty for their liking hence it is debatable on taste wise.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Penang, Malaysia
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Salty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Salty food and quite pricy also, maybe we ordered the wrong things. I have read the restaurant to be cheap and this is the reason we tried it. But the bill came out of expectations, the only conclusion that we draw is that we may have ordered differently. Nevertheless, the food is just ok, and most of the dishes were salty.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bargain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

New Man Tai is a simple, straightfoward chinese restaurant in the heart of Gaya Street that is dirt cheap - RM15 for two (2 mains, 2 teas) including a 3RM tip for lunch.
We had chicken, greens and rice, and also beef, greens and noodles. Fresh and sufficient.

They had enough English to explain the menu, patiently waiting for us to make up our minds (not like some places that just end up ignoring us)

Can't go wrong

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My family enjoys the food here. I too enjoy the food here. They're really generous on the portion and ingredient and not to forget, they are really good cooks. They have quick service and serves up the most awesome prawn omelette.

Visited August 2012
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Kota Kinabalu
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Service and food are great. Too much msg”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Service and food are great. Good location on Gaya St. with street tables. Food is very tasty but one suspects the chef goes a little heavy on the msg

Visited October 2012
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