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Port View Seafood Village

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Lot 18 Waterfront Esplanade | Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 88-221 753
12:00 - 22:30
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kuala lumpur
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321 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This used to be our favourite seafood restaurant with great varieties of seafood and reasonable pricing. This recent visit was a huge disappointment. There were limited choices and the prices have skyrocketed. Could be caused by demand by tourists. We spent an average of Rm2500 per table over 2 nights. We had live fish, lobsters, sea cucumber, scallops, prawns and... More 

1 Thank merc8989
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Heard that seafood prices were really reasonable in Sabah, so we decided to eat here. They had frozen fish and fish from their aquarium section. The frozen fish section costs 3 times more than in The Peninsular! let's not talk about the ones in the tank! A simple steamed fish took 45 minutes and arrived after we had finished eating... More 

3 Thank Oya_12
Greater London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Kota Kinabalu City in Sabah is a bustling lively and multicultural state capital in East Malaysia that boasts several great restaurants. Port View is one of the best with a superb view overlooking a working port and is particularly romantic at sunset when the Borneo sun dips under the horizon unfailingly at around 6.45 p.m. every day. Yet the main... More 

Thank J71johnnym
Bintulu, Malaysia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

1. Friendly waiter and waitress 2. Value for money 3. Good location: dine outside viewing the sunset at sea... Fantastic 4. Will return. Tq for the marvelous dishes.

Thank ghazali2016
Dundee, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were recommended this by our hotel.We were choosing our meal but the waitress suggested a combination this was horrible,so we went back to our original choices and they were excellent.check out portion sizes when you order they are huge. Very reasonable prices. Amazing sea food tanks to choose fresh fish from.

Thank Willatts
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Have it your way. Seafood selection is ok, variety of cooking, usually recommended by the staff. Beers or wines are available too. Indoor and outdoor sitting available. A good place to have dinner and then move to other pubs along the same stretch.

Thank josephinea821
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We ate here at least three times during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed each meal. The restaurant appears to be much more authentic than the others on the strip and the majority of customers appear to be Asian rather than tourists-always a good sign as far as we are concerned. You can eat outside with views over the port-sometimes a... More 

Thank phbatbjco
Manila, Philippines
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner after exploring KK city on foot. It is your typical Chinese family restaurant. Food serving is good, just right for a group of 5. Price though is quite on the high side. The restaurant offers a choice of using frozen seafood or fresh for your dishes, of course the fresh ones commanding much higher prices. We... More 

Thank MichLim_1971
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We dined here on three separate occasions during our two week stay and always received excellent service and delicious food. If it is authentic tasty food you are after without the European tourist frills and high prices, then this place is really worth a visit.

2 Thank Pecanslice
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Port view restaurant is amazing and worth a visit on any trip to Kota Kinabalu. The seafood is so fresh it is kept alive in tanks. This Chinese restaurant has to be one of the best. Food so fresh, delicious and incredibly cheap would recommend it to anyone going to the waterfront just brilliant.

Thank mikeandmaresa2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 18 Waterfront Esplanade | Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-221 753

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