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Sim Sim Seafood Restaurant

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Jalan Buli Sim Sim 8 Bridge Sandakan, Sandakan, Malaysia
+60 105898112
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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124 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hugely popular with tourists and locals alike this is clearly the go to place for straight forward seafood, Chinese style. Right in the heart of the Fishing Village it has some nice seaward views, and lots of locally caught fish and shellfish (plus imported) to chose from. All is dispatched and prepared on site. Not that easy to communicate your... More 

Thank Toaster803
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here whilst stopping in sandakan for one night and having seen reviews on trip advisor. Can't speak highly enough of this dinner, very casual, local restaurant with delicious food. The butter prawns were probably the best prawns I've eaten, and we also had spicy crab and grouper, both of which were cooked to perfection (and straight from a bucket!)... More 

Thank Louisew1987
Bristol, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place located in the middle of the living area. All the houses are on top of the water. Below there is water that when it is gone then you can see all the dirt below. There are 2 restaurants close by. We have chosen this one as this one looks cleaner?.nicer. The service very nice. Food excellent!... More 

Thank Jan L
London, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you are looking to go somewhere a little out there and off the beaten track, head to Sim Sims. It is in the middle of one of the fishing ports near Sandakan Town. We went on a Thursday night, the whole place was packed with noisy dinners, devouring huge plates of fresh fish and seafood. along the circumference of... More 

Thank Natalie S
Kudat, Malaysia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Fresh seafood, taste delicious and price is very reasonable. Came here dinner for two consecutive night. Wet Butter/ Cheesy prawn is a must. Choice might be slightly less compare to sim sim 88 but everything on the menu is so fresh. Will definite come again.

Thank Jc_Lim
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My partner and I came here after being recommended to visit 'Sim Sim' restaurant. Upon arrival at the pier we were faced with infact two restaurant names, Sim Sim 88 to the right and Sim Sim Seafood to the left. This is quite confusing as we were not sure which one to enter! We decided Sim Sim Seafood sounded more... More 

1 Thank Cassie S
Skipton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were unsure about trying this 'no frills' restaurant but were not disappointed. The environment is fairly basic but the seafood was great. The only issue for us was that there was no menu. The menu is a series of photos of food on the wall and the waiter did not speak enough English for us to be able to... More 

1 Thank Ruth P
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Highly recommended. The steamed fish was fresh and reasonably price. The butter prawn was slightly overcooked but still tasty. Service was excellent.

1 Thank Be789
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend to order their cheese prawn & Butter fried baby kai Lan!! I like to order their claypot vege with japanese tauhu, rm10 only but grouper fish, squid & prawn in the pot! Worth for money!

1 Thank Sui S
kota kinabalu
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I can only vouch for the freshness of the seafood..but I can get the same style of cooking at Resipi Mama, Batu 6 with a much pleasant environment. The hygiene, environment and ambience are questionable here.

1 Thank Azriatie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Malaysian, Asian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Buli Sim Sim 8 Bridge Sandakan, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: +60 105898112

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?