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A visit to Kota Kinabalu (KK) often end up on a dinner table with seafood delicacies. Since more and more tourists visit Sabah, through words of mouth, many people know that the seafood in KK is not only tasty but very fresh. While most tourists go to high end and mid-range restaurants in and around the city, many KK Lites will go to Welcome Seafood Restaurant in Penampang. Not only the seafood here is delicious, the price here is also very affordable. The cooking style here is definitely Chinese. This restaurant has only about 50 tables, so do book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
One can always check out the aquarium tanks where many of the live sea creatures are kept, before deciding what to order. The captains are often in hand to help take orders and give valuable suggestions. Types of popular dishes here are steamed fresh prawn, butter prawn (wet or dry), deep fried soft shell crab, clams with spring onion and steamed fresh salt water fish. Live fresh salt water fish starts from RM 60 to RM 150. For vegetable one must try Sabah special "Sayur Manis". Welcome Seafood Restaurant does serve pork, and one of the must try dish is Welcome special Mongolian Pork, very tasty and juicy indeed.
There is an air-conditional room with about 10 tables at Welcome Seafood Restaurant, with six tables located inside the shop, only ceiling fans here. Most of the tables are situated at the walkway and outdoor car park which are covered by a zinc roof. The tables have simple decoration which are only covered with a red table cloth. Although most dinners are local KKLites, some tourists have also started to come here to enjoy a good meal. It is well advised to book a table in advance especial if one decides to come here for dinner during 7pm to 8pm. Welcome Seafood Restaurant also provides service for catering, birthday, annual party, seminar, wedding dinner, and outdoor function. Business hours start from 3 pm to 10 pm, daily. The air-conditioned room opens from 6pm onward.
Price Guide at Welcome Seafood Restaurant:
Butter Prawns 1 Kg: RM 60
Sea Live Fish Starts from: RM 70
Soft Shell Crab 1Kg: RM 60
Steamed Fresh Prawn 1kg: RM 48
How to go there? From Kota Kinabalu take Penampang road on the south-east when you reach the traffic light just before the KDCA, turn left to Duta Road. Move along Duta Road until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout turn right to the old Penampang road and turn in on the first right junction. Another 100 meters you will reach Welcome Seafood Restaurant at Beverly Hill Industrial Commercial Park.
Welcome Seafood Restaurant also has a branch at Asia City Commercial Centre in Kota Kinabalu. The restaurant is located just opposite the Chung Hwa primary school.
Welcome Seafood Restaurant
Lot 15, Beverly Hills Industrial Commercial Park,
Bundusan Road, Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia.
tel: +6088 728 669
mobile: +6016 810 00 03
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