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Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Grill
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Jalan Pelabuhan Lama | Nak Hotel, Level 8,Sandakan Town,, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
606089272988
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for long. We tried every places around. It's by far the best place around. Good cocktail and incredible veggie pizza. Really that's a opportunity to go vegetarian. We experienced no problem with the service maybe we just lucky?

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously how can anyone say a bad thing about this place?! There is nothing in this town and this place is a bright star above the rest. Would you rather have lunch at KFC? Located on the roof deck of the Nak Hotel ( take elevator to 7 th floor and then walk up one flight) Gorgeous view of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a one night stay in Sandakan and had a lovely dinner at Balin bar. The drinks (G&T and Malibu colada) were very tasty and the Veggie delight pizza was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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1 Thank Becky C
Malmo, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend. She ordered pasta and I ordered a pizza. After like 10 minutes her pasta came. My pizza came after 50 minutes - 1 hour. I complained to the guys working and they offered me 10% discount for the pizza which I thought was way too bad. But then When I look at my pizza... More 

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love their food and dessert. Especially their lamb chop and tasteful lemon tart. Relaxing and windy ambiance. I bring friends and relatives from overseas there and they love it too. Friendly waiters and waitress too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet for a drink or dinner. Has a roof top for beautiful views but a beautiful covered area too. Great atmosphere.

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I and friends visited for dinner and drinks for a first time.I really liked the restaurant atmosphere,it was very fresh&beautiful.The service good and friendly waiter but thought it was busy.We order pizza and some drinks.The price so expensive and we waiting so long at 1 hour.We expected they forget our order so we just call the waiter than ask about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It is the best Place to view sunset in the town if you do not have access to Four Point Hotel. Apart from the wide range of beverages. It is a place good for romantic dating.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I really liked the restaurant atmosphere, it was very fresh and beautiful. We had breakfast and it was also delicious! I would recommend this place

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited for dinner and drinks. The lamb chops were amazing! We also had the burger, chocolate lava cake, strawberry Daquaris and honey cider which were all great and we will definitely be coming back for more! The view and setting is great and a chilled atmosphere. Service was good, even though it was busy. One problem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Pelabuhan Lama | Nak Hotel, Level 8,Sandakan Town,, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan
  • Phone Number: 606089272988
Description
This little undiscovered gem is situated above the stalwart landmark of Nak Hotel, built in the 1960s. Once an engine room, The Bar & Alfresco dining area sprawl across an expansive open roof terrace. Sip your ice cold beer & cocktails to a 360 degrees unobstructed view of the waterfront & catch the chillout sunset sessions from 5.00pm onwards to take in the best of Sandakan from a different perspective. Balin Bar & Bistro serves simple grilled western comfort food, pasta & pizza dishes complimented with an extensive wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?