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“Big friendly Chinese restaurant”

Maxim's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Tawau
Cuisines: Chinese
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Canberra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Big friendly Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I came across Maxim's purely by accident as I was strolling around town looking for somewhere to eat dinner. The restaurant is quite large by Tawau standards and looks as if it could seat several hundred people. The appearance is classically Chinese - starched tablecloths and uniformed waiters and waitresses everywhere. The service is efficient and friendly. Being a Chinese restaurant there is pork on the menu and alcohol is served - unlike another place I went to in Tawau where if you wanted a beer you had to sit outside by yourself. It seems to be a popular place - always a good sign - and the evening I was there was more than half full. The restaurant is on the ground floor and is tucked into a nondescript building that is not particularly visible from a distance, but it is worth trying to find. Tawau is a smallish town and this place was only 5 minutes walk from several major hotels.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Tawau Division, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One of the best Chinese restaurant in town that serves pork.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good for lunch & dinner. NOT suitable for muslims as they serve pork. However, whenever there's a dinner event hosted there, the quality of food seems to drop. Services by their staffs are good and well trained - one of the best in town too! This place is fully air-conditioned and that makes it a lot more comfortable for dining.

Visited June 2013
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Labuan Town, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“A classy restaurant”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The steamed pomfret is a must! The special "naked neck" chicken ;) is very tasty steamed as well. Sabah vegetable or sayur manis stir fried with garlic or belacan(shrimp paste, spicy) is crunchy and completes the meal.

Visited June 2013
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