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“154 minute Dinner... Most of it Waiting”

Abdul Chalet Restaurant
Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Waiting. Waiting for them to start the fire. Waiting for the fire to turn into coals, waiting for the cook to dress the seafood, waiting for the seafood to grill, waiting for them to set up the salad and rice station. It had to be refilled after every other guest. They seem to do things linearly. One task at a time, strolling and whistling as they go about their business.

Yes, the sunset is stunning, but if the fire is not lit, do prepare yourself for an hour plus wait for them to begin food service. We were finally headed back to our room only after 2 hours and 34 minutes. Again, not a huge problem except that we had ravenous kids who nderstandably became impatient after sundown.

The meals are inexpensive, but the sides are simple, even slightly off. If you are willing to pay for it, Tuna Bay next door has far better value for money.

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Thank Lu-Shien T
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Basic Malay dishes, big portions, honest prices, no alcohol served. The only bad thing is evening barbecue - overburned and dry like my soles.

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Thank Alex_JaneRu
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great value lunch and dinner deals with a drink thrown in. Staff are sometimes friendly, but the lighting and the chairs do not make for a good atmosphere. The pineapple fried rice is good, but it's got chicken in it, so beware vegetarians! The chicken curry was disappointing. The dhakes are good though. Best as a lunch option when you can sit on the beach. You can sit on the beach at dinner too and this is probably better than the brightly lit main area. Get the 'loster' (not real lobsters with claws, more like Moreton Bay bugs for Australians) barbecue dinner deal, where you get veggies, rice, salad a jacet potato and a soft drink (no alcohol served) for 30 MYR. Can't beat that!

1  Thank colourfulcloud
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We ate here twice and thought the food was average. The staff were friendly but the curry, hamburger and fried veges were just average.

Thank lynneandcarl
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

They cook delicious meal & serve great orange juice...hehee...breakfast, lunch, dinner, bbq dinner, all were great & hearty

Thank MrMrsAzli
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