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Wednesday June 15th 2011

Kampung Nelayan Restaurant

Seafood in Sabah promises to be nothing less than the best, fresh, abundant and cooked to perfection. Some of the freshest selection can be found in many of Kota Kinabalu’s popular seafood restaurants. For a floating dining experience, visit Kampung Nelayan Restaurant in Luyang to enjoy a night of good food and local natives cultural performance.

Getting There
If you are taking cab or taxi, make sure to tell the driver “Kampung Nelayan Restaurant, Bukit Padang”. The reason is there is actually a village named Kampung Nelayan in Tuaran, which is about 30 minutes away from the city. When you take the cab, do arrange for a pick-up, or the restaurant can call a taxi for you.

Kampung Nelayan Restaurant
Kampung Nelayan Restaurant

Kampung Nelayan Restaurant is situated in Tun Fuad Stephens Park, located in Bukit Padang (Padang Hill), Luyang. It is less than a 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city, and is best experienced in the evenings. The highlight of the restaurant is fresh seafood and nightly cultural performances. It is known called a floating restaurant due the the construction of the place, it is built on stilts and looks as though it is floating on the water. Especially at night.

nelayanFloating on water

What To Eat

They have a good mix of menus prepared in the local style, nothing too fancy, just food that brings out the fresh flavors of local produce and fresh seafood. Just pick the type of seafood you want and they will recommend ways to cook it. Or you could try their steamboat, which is a local chinese favorite.

Choose your seafood
Choose your seafood
Wide selection
Wide selection
Make your choice
Make your choice

The Highlight Of The Evening

You can enjoy nightly cultural performances from various local cultural troupes. Here is a video of the Bamboo Dance, performed by Murut warriors (the headhunters of Borneo). This dance is called the Magunatip. This is my daughter favorite, she enjoys the bamboo dance and the music of the bamboo dance. The traditional gongs, and the rhythmic beating of the bamboo is strangely hypnotic, and she enjoys grooving to the beat.


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2 Comments for “Kampung Nelayan Restaurant”

  • doreen mcauley says:

    is it only sea food that they sell i love fish but my on is not to keen on fish also is it an expnsive restuarant what would i pay for a meal there im coming to sabah next week

  • adrian says:

    The price varies according to what you order, but I wouldn’t say it’s expensive. Locals go there all the time, as they serve a variety of food, not just seafood. Expect to pay anywhere from RM20 to RM50 per person for a delicious meal.

    Rule of the thumb is: you pay more if the seafood is has to be caught.


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