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Harbour Bistro Cafe G/F & 1st Floor, Lot 88, Block HS-09, | Sandakan Harbour Square, 90000, Sandakan, Malaysia
18:00 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate at a few of the restaurants in the strip between the Harbour Mall and the navy base. Food here was by far the best. Whole Grilled fish was the highlight.

Thank RVESydney_Australia
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying in Sandakan and reading reviews on TA, we decided that this restaurant was going to be the first place we tried and we genuinely weren't disappointed, service is efficient in bringing drinks and taking orders, food arrived quickly and was tasty beyond words. Waitresses then left you to enjoy and saviour the tasty food, we have ate here... More 

Thank 999suerobinson
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great restaurant by the harbourside waterfront in Sandakan (between Harbour Mall and the navy base - the last restaurant on the end if walking towards the naval base). The food was really good and really cheap. I got curry chicken with rice for 9MYR (£1.50!). Portions are of a good size and the juices were really tasty.... More 

1 Thank Faithalicious_x
Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friendly, efficient staff. Great choice of menu & very reasonably priced. We ate there 3 times on our trip. Located right on the waterfront & 1 of the few that serves alcohol.

Thank Geoff A
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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306 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Yes, the food was good. It was also very cheap, especially for the quality you get and for the portions' size. But- I couldn't really enjoy it fully, due to the nasty smell which was present all the time. To be fair, it's not just their fault, the whole town is full of unpleasant odours- e.g. rubbish bins, rotten fish,... More 

Thank Stepanka40
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A lot of food to choose ...a great view to stay with friends...unfortunately ..the chicken that i order was too hard to eat..it takes me long time to chew..my cousin order fried rice with a prawn mayoniss...the prawn was fresh but the mayonis too thick n a bit sour...as i owes go there to enjoy the food..hopefully can improve the... More 

Thank qiexia
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This place is at the end of a row of local restaurants, the furthest away from the Four Points Sheraton on the waterfront. The waitresses are friendly and helpful in taking orders from Westerners, and the food comes quite quickly to your table after ordering. The seafood dishes are good value for money and fresh. We had the Seafood Soup... More 

1 Thank TerryNKim
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We visited 3 nights ago and really enjoyed our meal, good service, very tasty fresh food! And good reasonable cold beer! We are going back again tonight!!!!

Thank Matthew H
Sandakan, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Nice atmosphere. Sea breeze while facing the sea have the relaxing effect. It's open air concept is great. Good food, good service.

Thank SandakanCity B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This place is at the far end of all the seafront restaurants walking from four points hotel! Great location next to the waterfront! We were amazed at how good the food was here, It was the best seafood we've ever had! I kid you not! Also served cold beers which is a bonus!! Staff were friendly and always serve with... More 

1 Thank XmarianneAlexanderX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Bistro Cafe G/F & 1st Floor, Lot 88, Block HS-09, | Sandakan Harbour Square, 90000, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: 012-89235315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?