Best Steamed Fish in Kota Kinabalu

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Ordering a plate of steamed fish is a sign of happiness and joy. You might be surprised that something as simple as a plate of steamed fish can be done in so many ways, with different method of execution and serving as well. Of course, the most commonly known version would be the one with soy sauce and sliced ginger. However, there are others that uses different herbs, or even different spices just to get that flavour in there. All and all, it is without a doubt that a serving of steamed fish is great, which is why we have compiled a list of the best steamed fish in Kota Kinabalu, just for you. 

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    Welcome Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you're in the mood for some amazing seafood, then Welcome Seafood Restaurant is definitely a choice worth considering. Once you've entered the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a whole load of seafood swimming in their own respective tanks - waiting to be cooked and devoured. From crabs to prawns, fishes to shells, they have it all. As for their steamed fish, it's incredibly fresh and well cooked with a dash of soy sauce and ginger.

    Tips

    Double check the pricing with them on a daily basis.

    Things to expect

    A pretty large seafood restaurant with rather hectic service.

    Best with

    Hot Tea or Beer.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    Welcome Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Lot G-13 - 18, Ground Floor, Phase 2A, Kompleks Asia City , 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088447866

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    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Gayang Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Dining on a chalet is what Gayang Seafood Restaurant is all about. Yes, deliberately building a structure on which they breed, while feasting the heck out of them truly is quite fun. It makes the entire dining experience a whole lot more, let's just say pleasurable. Plenty to choose from, all done rather nicely - especially the steamed fish, having a feast here certainly will increase your cholesterol level. 

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A spacious dining area with plenty of natural ventilation.

    Best with

    Coconut Water.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM80.00

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    Gayang Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Jalan Sulaiman, Kampung Baharu, 89200, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0168105385

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Hua Hing Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant is another great place to increase your cholesterol level. With so many types of fishes, crabs, prawns, lobsters, and clams to choose from (not forgetting the various styles you can pick afterwards), it truly is a haven for seafood lovers. Their signature steamed fish with ginger and soy sauce too may be simple, but it's well packed with flavour, texture and of course, the essence of the sea.

    Tips

    Credit cards accepted.

    Things to expect

    A fairly large place with rather cramp seats.

    Best with

    Hot Chinese Tea or Herbal Tea.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM100.00

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    Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    6-10, Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088231668

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    11:00AM—01:30AM
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    Kampung NelayanPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Kampung Nelayan is a restaurant that truly fits the name. Design-wise, the place represents the old fashioned fisherman's home by the sea - with massive use of timber and natural ventilation. They offer a huge variety of seafood dishes and their respective style of cooking, with the steamed fish being one of the local's favourite. Apart from the generous soy sauce, the fishes used are incredibly fresh, plump and succulent. 

    Tips

    Check out their FB page for monthly promos and set meals.

    Things to expect

    A rather traditional looking place.

    Best with

    Iced Lemon Tea or Coconut Water.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM100.00

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    Kampung Nelayan View restaurant

    Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088256001

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    07:00AM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—11:00AM
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    Port View Seafood VillageNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Overlooking the scenic view of the ocean, Port View Seafood Village has been another popular place for seafood. With multiple glass container stacked upon each other, it truly is a great view indeed. Different sorts of fishes, both from small to large, clams, prawns of different sizes and many more can be seen here. Like many other seafood restaurant, you can choose the type of fish you like and have them done it your way - one of which is recommended would be steamed. 

    Tips

    Double check the prices of the day.

    Things to expect

    A large banquet hall.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM100.00 to RM200.00

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    Port View Seafood Village View restaurant

    Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088221753

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:30PM—10:30PM
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    Sri Maju SteamboatNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    For the regulars, it's known that you can order a whole piece of fish and dump it in your steamboat, for those who are new - voila! Furthermore, the essence of the soup will be nicely soaked within the fish, thus giving it all that flavour it needs. It's not exactly a steamed fish, but it does have similar traits. After all, it's not entirely submerged within the broth. 

    Tips

    Reservations recommended.

    Things to expect

    A rather cramp seating environment. Better look out behind you before you pull your seats out.

    Best with

    Hot Tea or Coconut Water.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Sri Maju Steamboat View restaurant

    Lot G34, Kompleks Asia City Phase 2A, Jalan Asia City, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0168449939

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—02:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:30PM—10:00PM
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    Ocean Seafood VillagePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Going into Ocean Seafood Village is similar to kids being allowed in Toy R' Us by their parents - just that the air is slightly fishy as compared. Anyway, the restaurant itself has a huge area dedicated fish tanks, where you'll find an extensive variety of fishes, crabs, prawns, and various shell fish. Simply pick the type of fish you want, choose the size according to your budget and indulge. It's fresh, it's flaky and it's undeniably delicious.

    Tips

    Reservations recommended. Also, do check the price first.

    Things to expect

    A fairly large dining area that can accommodate quite a number of people.

    Best with

    Coconut Water.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM150.00

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    Ocean Seafood Village View restaurant

    6, Lorong Api - Api 1, Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088264701

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Kantin FriendlyNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you're a fan of fish head, or steamed fish in general, then Kantin Friendly is definitely well worth the visit. Among so many available dishes, their steamed fish head is one of the most popular. It comes in a steel pot filled with vermicelli, ginger, Chinese fungus, herbs and of course, the broth itself. Soaking up all the flavours, the fish head is also incredibly tender and flaky - great to go with some rice, or simply have it on its own. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A rather small shop, but with spacious seating.

    Best with

    Coconut Water or Herbal Tea.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Kantin Friendly View restaurant

    Lot 2, Hse No.2, 43 Seludang Light Industrial Estate, Lorong Buah Sukun Satu, Mile 5 1/2, Off Jalan Tuaran, Kolombong, Inanam, 88804, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0198015787

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Wan Wan RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Wan Wan Restaurant is a casual coffee shop that is famous for its use of fish in every dish. Everything, from the noodles to the snacks, are done with different parts of the fish. If you're looking for steamed fish, you can opt for the fish head, which is incredibly affordable but the portion is fairly small. Having said that, it is still a good way to enjoy some steamed fish head and try something else as well. 

    Tips

    Avoid peak hours if you wish not to wait.

    Things to expect

    A hawker center-like dining.

    Best with

    Sour Plum with Lime.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Wan Wan Restaurant View restaurant

    Lorong Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—03:00PM
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