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Harbour Bistro Cafe

Harbour Bistro Cafe G/F & 1st Floor, Lot 88, Block HS-09, | Sandakan Harbour Square, 90000, Sandakan, Malaysia
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good62%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“naval base” (3 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
Asian, Seafood, European, Malaysian
Harbour Bistro Cafe G/F & 1st Floor, Lot 88, Block HS-09, | Sandakan Harbour Square, 90000, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just been in Sandakan for three nights and ate here twice. Friendly service with a smile. Serves local dishes of decent quality at a low price. Seems to stay open later than most of the other restaurants along the harbour strip and position at the...More

Thank Beauf0rt
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

First night I had the poached fish with red dates and it was delicious, with flavours of ginger, lemongrass and vegetables in a soy sauce. 2nd night I went with chicken curry and also great, however the fish dish is my favourite malay dish so...More

Thank Deborah v
Reviewed 19 September 2017

There are many eateries/cafes lining this piece of seafront, but we settled on Harbor Bistro Cafe (which is at the very end) as the most inviting one. First of all, it has a larger space of tables that are not covered by plastic sunshades (where...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We ate here twice while staying in Sandakan, both times the food was amazing, chicken in pepper, clay pot chicken, prawns all fresh and delicious. The one thing that stood out was the service totally different to other places in the area someone who smiled...More

Thank rickyboyiswhu1
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Very local restaurant but the food is good, sells beer and waitress really pleasant and spoke good English! Made all the difference when we were extremely jetlagged! Highly recommend!

Thank J9london
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We ate at a few of the restaurants in the strip between the Harbour Mall and the navy base. Food here was by far the best. Whole Grilled fish was the highlight.

Thank RVESydney_Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying in Sandakan and reading reviews on TA, we decided that this restaurant was going to be the first place we tried and we genuinely weren't disappointed, service is efficient in bringing drinks and taking orders, food arrived quickly and was tasty beyond words....More

Thank 999suerobinson
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great restaurant by the harbourside waterfront in Sandakan (between Harbour Mall and the navy base - the last restaurant on the end if walking towards the naval base). The food was really good and really cheap. I got curry chicken with rice...More

1  Thank Faithalicious_x
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friendly, efficient staff. Great choice of menu & very reasonably priced. We ate there 3 times on our trip. Located right on the waterfront & 1 of the few that serves alcohol.

Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Yes, the food was good. It was also very cheap, especially for the quality you get and for the portions' size. But- I couldn't really enjoy it fully, due to the nasty smell which was present all the time. To be fair, it's not just...More

Thank Stepanka40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Bistro Cafe G/F & 1st Floor, Lot 88, Block HS-09, | Sandakan Harbour Square, 90000, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: 012-89235315
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