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The Kelong Seafood Restaurant

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Nirwana Gardens, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi 29155, Bintan Resorts | Nirwana Gardens, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
+62 770 692505
11:00 - 22:30
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best place for a perfect romantic/ family dinner. Feel the sea breeze, beautiful sunset and sky full of star here. But I have to say that the food taste was pretty standard with that kind of price.

Thank Candra P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I got a massage + 2 way transport + lunch meal package from NiBBana at Plaza Lagoi. After our relaxing massage, we got a car ride to the entrance of the mangrove and was given a boat ride to Kelong Seafood Restaurant. The boat ride was really enjoyable! The wind, the water, the mangrove scenery and the... More 

Thank Yvette Y
Singapore, Singapore
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327 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice food and great atmosphere. The range was a little small (and the menu confusing), but we enjoyed our lunch here.

Thank Evan L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on 2May to try food to enjoy top restaurant standard Out of 5 dishes,3 were disappointing.Braised beef brisket was extremely saltish without any condiments and lack herbs normally used to cook. Steam scallops were tough as over done plus again too much salt. Deep fried squid were not tender and saltish too. Braised tofu and black pepper crabs... More 

Thank hklimflo
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Singapore a seafood paradise, I feel that standard of food here is just average or below average and the prices are way too high. If there is a next time I will travel out of the resort to eat.

Thank Max L
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in a group. The seafood tasted nice. But I believe they actually charge more. For example we want 500g crab, it was just so mini. The hongkong style fish tasted ok, cost s$40 for 750g fish. The boil prawn was tasteless. I do not know how local can afford. I strongly believe they got double price. All the... More 

Thank Fang Y
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here during out stay in the Nirwana Gardens resort. The choice is excellent, all seafood appeared very fresh, the seasoning was good and we could ask for Western-style spiciness. The service was friendly and reasonably quick. Prices are quite high by Indonesian standards, but not unexpected in this type of resort.

Thank soetwa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1) The food was overall quite good except it's on the salty side. 2) The price of this Kelong restaurant was relatively high. 3) The scenic view was not bad. 4) There was some flies flying around while I was having my meal which makes it not so pleasant.

Thank Edvin T
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Nirwana Resort Hotel and ate at Kelong for our last night. We came at about 5.30pm to catch the sunset at 6pm whilst having drinks at the Calypso Floating Bar. The bar let us bring our cocktails back to Kelong to finish whilst we were having dinner. The service was excellent though we did need to ask... More 

Thank Cinmy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third visit to this restaurant. Very fresh seafood, good cooking, abundance of choices, friendly servers... however, the price is really expensive. A small garoupa fish steamed hk style costs about $80sgd. This is similar to very well-known Chinese restaurants in Singapore. But still, compare to the restaurants in Bintan Lagoon Resort, the Kelong restaurant in Nirwana is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nirwana Gardens, Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi 29155, Bintan Resorts | Nirwana Gardens, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Riau Islands Province  >  Riau Archipelago  >  Bintan Island
  • Phone Number: +62 770 692505
Built on stilts just above the sea, a unique blend of Chinese and Indonesian culinary style. The only place to go in Bintan which has the richest and freshest seafood while offering panoramic view of South China Sea. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM.

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