Fat Mother Semporna

Fat Mother Semporna

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles141 reviews
Excellent
52
Very good
47
Average
21
Poor
9
Terrible
12
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kieran1312
Tawau55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Food was lovely. Large choice of sea food and the menu is in Chinese and English. The prices are great for what you get & the place sells beer which is rare in Semporna. They did get one thing wrong on our order after repeating it several times to make sure they had written down what we ordered. No big fuss as it was still great. Would eat here again.
Written 20 January 2020
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JamesKMTan
Petaling Jaya21591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
We as a group of photographers had lunch here recently after our trip to the interior. The seafood is very fresh especially the steam crabs in eggs. The taufu is excellent too and are the other dishes. The view from the jetty is good. Beware of touts though who try to sell you live .seafood
Written 19 September 2020
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m0nkey_m00re
London42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
We loved our food here, so much that even though we only had 2 nights in Semporna in total, we ate here for dinner on both nights. I had the shrimp fried rice both times (loads of shrimp). My husband had sweet and sour prawns the first time and chicken kuey teow the 2nd. Neither time could either of us finish our food the portion was so big... and only 9RM per plate! It was very busy but they found us a table both times. The host speaks excellent English. Its a bit hectic by some people's standards but we found the staff to be very polite (even though they sometimes "shouted" to each other to get something brought to the table).
Written 18 November 2022
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Alex
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
Restaurant is obviously overrated based on reviews. Food quality so so only.. but service level is terrible. No one serves us while we were there and captain was very rude when taking orders. You should think twice if you plan to visit, I am sure there are still lots of nice seafood restaurant out there worthy for you to choose from.
Written 2 December 2021
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Eugene K
Petaling Jaya302 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
It may not be the best restaurant in town but it seems consistently full of people. While they have a menu, for the seafood, you are encouraged to go to their holding tanks and choose what you'd like - crabs, fish, prawns, etc. It is a bit chaotic and it helps if you are a bit loud and you need to be more pushy to get your orders in. Once in though, the cooking process is fairly quick and you'd be served in no time by pretty helpful folks.
Written 13 March 2024
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Sabah_Girl
Malaysia2759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Nice food, reasonable priced. Ordered steam prawn, it was amazing! The Tom Yam Seafood soup is nice too. Must try the Special Tofu, yummy! The lady boss is nice. No worry about being hassled by street sellers here, they will just come and ask you nicely if you would like buy their stuff, and leave if you are not interested. Place is clean,they provide handwash basin.Good location too.
Written 8 November 2022
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Keenan Gambarana
London21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 solo
Adequate level of service, given the place wasn’t so busy at the time of my visit, approx 20:50. Menu offers basic English explanations, but this is pretty standard and as expected for the area. Beers were brilliantly cold, food was ok. Had sweet and sour prawn with steamed rice. It was as described, but not mind-blowing. Price point was low, and reflective of the experience.
Written 17 January 2023
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Lankylee
Kota Kinabalu1195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
We were early but all the tables on the deck were reserved. The seafood was only average and the system of delivering food to clients can be fraught.
Written 15 September 2023
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Chin L
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
bad service and no friendly , when asking about foods and price . environment also no clean and comfortable
Written 29 July 2023
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Scenic690715
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Qued on 3 different occasions on 3 different evenings to be told 45 mins wait for table rudely by Manager when locals were being accommodated with tables and orders in front and behind us. Don't waste your time queuing there are plenty of more welcoming restaurants in the area.
Written 4 June 2023
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kenkeh
Subang Jaya4108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
We bought the fresh live seafood from the local peddlers , rm50 for 3 medium size lobster 🦞, rm50 for xl crab 🦀 , cooking fees fat mom charge rn25 for each dish , we ordered steam sea urchin from fat mom which cost rm10 each . The flavor was ok .
Written 12 May 2022
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Unstoppable Wanderer
Kuala Lumpur96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
As read through Tripadvisor and Facebook influencers recommendation on this restaurant, thinking to give a try. Even local guide told us before hand that foods grading is bad,not as reviewed by social media page and we will regret it. Seriously he was right we made the wrong choice!!!!!!!
Written 18 March 2022
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Aidanaj
Shah Alam192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
Border not open to foreign tourist. Not crowded what i like 1) fast 2) affordable 3) lunch up to dinner at 9 still available. Less than rm100.
Written 16 January 2022
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Ian G
York112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
7 of us ate here for dinner and the food was great value and all very tasty. Rather basic surroundings but our food was excellent!
Written 28 February 2020
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Daniela M
27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
they slow was very bad food we ordered seafood..fish steak..they bring us some sponge fish with so bad taste..french fries we been waiting 30 min.so we cancelled..only cold beer there save our lifes
Written 13 February 2020
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