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19 Best Seafood Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu

Savour the sea's flavours with every bite in Sabah, from the juicy prawns to the world-famous giant grouper! Whether in Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, or Sandakan, indulge in cheap and fresh seafood boasting a delicious and distinct flavour that is hard to find elsewhere. Whether enjoyed grilled, fried, or in a spicy broth, you can be sure that each dish creates a taste explosion with every bite thanks to its bold and flavourful spices. And there is no better way to experience them than at seafood restaurants that offer a unique and authentic atmosphere.  

Sabah is indeed a paradise for seafood lovers! However, for many West Malaysians or our Muslim friends, finding halal eateries in Sabah can be a challenge. Luckily, many seafood restaurants in Sabah are Muslim-friendly and serve no pork. These places are frequently visited by Sabahan Muslims and offer a delightful culinary experience for all seafood enthusiasts. 

Get ready for a seafood feast that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you longing for more! 

Welcome Seafood Restaurant

Welcome Seafood Restaurant offers a spacious dining area and a menu filled with a wide array of seafood options, including juicy crabs, prawns, clams, oysters, sea snails and many more. Diners can expect a lively and bustling atmosphere as they indulge in their tasty dishes. 

Address: Lot G18, Kompleks Jalan Asia City Phase 2A, Asia City, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Business Operation: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Sunday – Thursday) 

Rest Day: Friday and Saturday 

Tel: 011 3162 3812 

Jumbo Palace Seafood Restaurant 天下客海鲜楼

Check out delectable array of seafood varieties from crabs, seashells to lobsters at at Jumbo Palace Seafood Restaurant, you name it! Whether you're a connoisseur of seafood or an adventurer seeking the thrill of Sichuan flavors, Jumbo Palace Seafood Restaurant promises a captivating impression among the locals and tourists.

Feast in the quality flavours of the sea where fresh catches are displayed and original Sichuan culinary style cooking is famed for bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting unique flavours from fresh red hot chilli peppers.

Address: G1 ground floor , Kompleks Asia City Lebu Raya Pantai B, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Business Operation: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 012 887 7996

Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant

Discover the taste of traditional Chinese seafood cuisine at Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant, which serves various mouth-watering seafood dishes. And for those looking to add a bit of tang to their meal, the restaurant's signature Tomato and Tom Yam soups create a unique twist to their seafood dish! 

Address: Lot 8, Ground Floor (Hilltop), 1-0-1, Kolam Centre Phase 3, Kota Kinabalu, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 06:45 am – 11:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 016 810 4884 

Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant is always bustling with diners, but despite the crowds, they offer speedy service to their customers. It is a popular seafood eatery known for its fresh crab, prawn, lobster, and oyster dishes. 

Address: No. 16, Block D, Ground Floor, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 011 2615 5796 

Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant

Experience Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant - a unique dining experience at the lakeside floating seafood restaurant within a lush botanical garden, with nightly entertainment of the Sabah native cultural performances. They offer affordable economy rice and one-dish meals for lunch, and at night, they transform into a BBQ steamboat and ala-carte seafood restaurant. 

Address: Silverado Corporation Sdn. Bhd Taman Tun Fuad Luyang, Bukit Padang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Business Operation: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm, 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 014 559 9977 

New Gaya Seafood Restaurant

Savour the flavours of the sea at New Gaya Seafood Restaurant in Kota Kinabalu! When you dine here, choose your favourites from a selection of fresh seafood delicacies, such as the restaurant's famous butter prawns and stir-fried clams. 

Address: L209, 2nd Floor, Plaza Shell, 29, Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Business Operation: 10:30 am - 2:15 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 088 273 098 

Imperial Seafood Restaurant

Imperial Seafood Restaurant features a unique dining experience with their live seafood in aquarium displays, allowing customers to choose their favourites right from the tank. They also offer a hotpot option, where customers can enjoy a DIY dining experience with fresh seafood and other ingredients. 

Address: Asia City 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 08:30 am - 10:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 016-208 3363 

Fish Market Restaurant

Experience a symphony of flavours and aromas at Fish Market Restaurant. With a menu featuring the freshest catch of the day, including prawns, juicy lobsters, plump oysters and more, your taste buds will be singing. And for a truly unique and memorable dining experience, try the famous sauna steamboat - a one-of-a-kind treat. Visit to discover why they are the talk of the town for seafood lovers in Kota Kinabalu. 

Address: No.A-G-2,Ground Floor,Block A Phase 1,Lorong Sutera,Sutera Avenue,sembulan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 12:00 pm – 11 pm (Monday, Thursday, Sunday), 12:00 pm – 12:00 am (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 

Tel: 012 803 5757 

Sembulan Lobster Restaurant 

Sembulan Lobster Restaurant is renowned for its delicious and fresh seafood, particularly their famous lobster dishes. Other popular dishes include the steamboat, seafood platter, which features an array of fresh seafood such as prawns, crabs, and clams, all cooked to perfection. It's an ideal place to enjoy a meal with friends and family while savoring the taste of local seafood delicacies. 

Address: Com Development, Jalan Mat Salleh, Taman Sempelang, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Monday - Sunday) 

Tel: 088 211 795 

KK Garden Seafood 

KK Garden Seafood is well-known for its wide selection of fresh seafood, and they are particularly famous for their local signature dishes such as oysters, salted egg squid, sweet and sour carb, to name a few. The restaurant boasts a spacious and cosy dining area with a large aquarium that showcases an array of fresh seafoods. Be ready to handpick the seafood to indulge in! 

Address: Street, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Monday - Sunday) 

Tel: 011 2366 0600 

Gayang Seafood Restaurant

Satisfy your seafood cravings at Gayang Seafood Restaurant, and pick your choice of seafood from the display tanks right before your eyes, ensuring only the freshest ingredients are served on your plate. Indulge in signature dishes like the chilli crab and their perfectly grilled fish at an affordable price! 

Address: Lorong Kampung Jalan Sulaman, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia 

Business Operation: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 016 810 5385 

Our Land Eco Farm

Our Land Eco Farm is located in the scenic town of Tuaran. The restaurant boasts a unique concept of serving dishes made with fresh ingredients that are grown on their own organic farm. Their signature dishes include succulent lobster, juicy crabs, and large prawns, all cooked to perfection and bursting with flavour. The farm-to-table approach is evident in every dish, making it a popular destination for food enthusiasts and those seeking a healthy and sustainable dining experience. Make sure not to miss out on the stunning sunset views while dining at Our Land Eco Farm! 

Address: Kg Batangan baru 89200 Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Wednesday - Monday) 

Rest Day: Tuesday 

Tel: 012 836 1183 

Salut Seafood Restaurant

Known for its stunning seaside views and fresh seafood, Salut Seafood Restaurant is particularly famous for its local dishes such as butter prawns, steamed fish, and chili crab. While eating, enjoy a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful ocean views. 

Address: Jalan Sulaman, Kampung Salut, 89200 Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 9:00 am – 10 pm (Monday - Thursday), 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (Friday - Saturday) 

Tel: 088 228 301 

Bagussss Restaurant

Bagussss Restaurant will make you drool with its delicious abalone dishes, which are prepared using fresh and high-quality ingredients. In addition to their famous abalone dishes, Bagussss Restaurant also offers a delectable selection of crab and lobster dishes that are sure to delight seafood lovers. The cosy and inviting ambiance of the restaurant coupled with its exceptional service makes it an ideal place to savor the rich flavors of Sabahan cuisine. 

Address: Lot 57, Block B-9, Polytechnic Commercial Centre,KKIP, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Monday – Sunday) 

Tel: 088 493 388 

Best Seafood Restaurants in Sandakan

Seafood lovers, rejoice! Sandakan's mouth-watering seafoods will have you hooked. Whether you're on a wildlife adventure along the Kinabatangan River or chilling at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, don't miss out on the tasty treats that will satisfy your cravings and fuel your fun! 

Kenalanmu Steamboat Sdn. Bhd

Get ready to heat things up at Kenalanmu Steamboat Sdn. Bhd.! Satisfy your cravings in the ultimate steamboat experience with a wide range of signature fresh seafood in flavorful boiling broths, including their famous spicy prawns and juicy clams steamboat. 

Address: Jalan Utara, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia 

Business Operation: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 088 273 098 

Sandokaan Seafood Restaurant

Sandokan Seafood Restaurant is a popular seafood spot known for its fresh and delicious seafood. Their signature dishes include the grilled octopus and the hearty bouillabaisse—regular patrons highly recommend both dishes. 

Address: No 197 Lot 3 Taman Pak Tak Jalan Airport, Sandakan, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 089 667 177 

Ocean King Seafood Restaurant

Ocean King Seafood Restaurant is a popular dining destination thanks to its fresh seafood and traditional Chinese dishes. They are experts in preparing large servings of fresh seafood, particularly shellfish dishes, which are known for their flavour and freshness. 

Address: Block V, Lot 34, 35, 36, 37 & 38, Lorong Avenue 2, Bandar Utama, IJM 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 089 667 007 

Best Seafood Restaurants in Tawau

Enjoy on an unforgettable adventure in Tawau and indulge in its hidden culinary treasures. Whether you're going to explore the stunning Semporna or trekking through the verdant Tawau Hills Park, be sure to treat yourself to the city's tantalizing seafood cuisine!

New Tasty Seafood Restaurant

Indulge in a feast for the senses at New Tasty Seafood Restaurant! This seafood haven offers deliciously-made dishes, including the highly recommended mouth-watering clay pot giant grouper, buttery lobsters, and noodles with crab that will make your taste buds dance. And for those looking for a unique dining experience, their steamboat option is a must-try. 

Address: TB 10763, Lot 38, Taman Megah Jaya, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Apas, Tawau, Tawau, Malaysia 

Business Operation: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sunday - Monday) 

Rest Day: Tuesday 

Tel: 012 885 3728 

Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant

Savour the taste of fresh seafood at Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant! Choose from a variety of seafood options, including their standout dishes, like spicy crabs, butter prawns and steamed fish grouper. 

Address: Jalan Kubota, Jalan Kubota Square, 91000 Tawau 

Business Operation: 12:00 pm – 9:40 pm (Daily) 

Tel: 019-883 2511 

Click HERE to discover a world of flavour in Kota Kinabalu! 

If you're staying at Nexus Resort and Spa or Shangri-La Rasa Ria, don't miss out on Gayang Seafood Restaurant, Salut Seafood Restaurant, Our Land Eco Farm, & Bagussss Restaurant.