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“Only decent western food in town”

Scuba Junkie Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Semporna
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Casual dining establishment with a full bar, cocktails, international beer/wines and a variety of culinary delights, designed to keep you happy. Open for buffet breakfast through to a la carte dinner, with daily blackboard specials, fresh baked bread, desserts and fresh fruit shakes.
Phuket, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Only decent western food in town”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice staff, and decent food. very good if you have become tired of fried rice or in my case had an upset stomach this place certainly helped to restore it.

Visited June 2013
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Karratha
2 reviews
“Friendly and Delicious”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Scuba Junkie Restaurant is a diamond in the rough swamp that is Semporna. Everything here is delicious, from the mouth-watering array of pizzas, to the irresistible chocolate brownies. The fare is a varied selection of European style favorites, and the specials board is constantly updated with a variety of treats, which provide something for everyone. Rory, the head chef runs a tight ship and service is quick and the setting is comfortable and hygienic. The wait staff all speak excellent English and are very helpful. It is a great place to relax after a day of diving and meet new friends. The weekly band nights featuring the Scuba Junkie Band pack the place out and locals and tourist dance the night away to a great selection of old and new favorites.

  • Visited October 2012
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Lagos, Portugal
1 review
“Vegetarian (and everything else) friendly!!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Traveling in Malaysia was fantastic, but trying to find food without fish or chicken was difficult at best, before landing in Semporna. The Scuba Junkie restaurant had plenty of options for everyone I was traveling with. Steak, burgers, pasta, salad, cheesy chips, hummus, brownies, apple crumble and seriously the best pizza in Borneo (including Kota Kinabalu). Everything was reasonably priced and really well done with ingredients you just can't find in those parts. Feta, capers, olives, New Zealand lamb and steaks, real fresh vegetables and homemade sauces and they even had mustard! The staff was friendly and it was a great place to hang out. I kept going back and always recommend it when I meet people headed that way. Absolute must go, after a few months of eating rice and noodles you'll pinch yourself.

  • Visited December 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing western food. The pizza's are to die for.”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This place is a gem. The good is absolutely amazing. The pizza's are so good as well as the steaks. You can also get apple crumble!!!

If you need a good western food fix then this is the place to go. And they have band night on Friday's.

Great atmosphere, great people and great food!

  • Visited June 2013
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Borneo
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome pizzas!!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Having been traveling on a budget and eating mainly local food I decided it was definitely time to treat myself! Went in for a deliciously cold beer and couldn't help but browse the menu... Opted for the SJ pizza - topped with delicious olives, capers, roasted peppers and feta cheese it was by far the best pizza I had in SE Asia!! Wish I'd tried this place earlier in my stay as other travelers were raving about the steaks and I couldn't help but be envious of passing brownies topped with ice cream mmmm

Visited December 2012
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