Sim-Sim Seafood Restaurant @ Sandakan

11 Jan

Dear Food lovers,

Sim-Sim Seafood Restaurant is a HALAL restaurant that serves assortment of seafood cuisine. The restaurant is located outside of the city. On a station pier that extends out towards the ocean. The restaurant has became a hot spot for seafood for both locals and tourists. The locals would usually buy their fresh seafood as ‘souvenir’ to relatives and friends that live out from Sandakan.  For tourists, you may hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at Sim Sim Bridge 8.
Since it’s by the pier, don’t hope for a 5 star restaurant as you may only find plastic furniture to accommodate their customers, a few workable fan and sea breeze to keep their customers off the heat and lastly a beautiful view of Sandakan coast.
As it is once quoted in a murder mystery novel by Edwin Rolfe & Lester Fuller (1946), “You can never tell a book by its cover”… restaurant might be slightly tacky, however the dishes being served was divine. Simple and common dishes being complemented with assortment of fresh seafood. You can tell if it’s fresh compared to the frozen seafood as every bite was juicy and chewy.
The food was relatively cheap too for the amount of fresh seafood that was served.

Soup Pei Tan Gao (Century Egg Dumpling) - RM12.00

Soup Pei Tan Gao (Century Egg Dumpling) - RM12.00

Fried Squid

Cheese Prawn - RM25.00

Seafood Fried Noodles - RM5.50

Seafood Hiong Tai Mee Hoon (Fried Vermicelli) - RM7.00

Taste: 4/5
Cleanliness: 3/5
Customer Service: 4/5

Address:- Jalan Buli Sim Sim, The 8th Bridge, Sandakan
Mon-Sun Breakfast & Lunch


9 Responses to “Sim-Sim Seafood Restaurant @ Sandakan”

  1. zara March 29, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I just need to know if there is a HALAL logo there or u just assumed it halal by the “SERVE NO PORK” sign because its compeletely different thing.


    • Normy March 30, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Dear Zara,

      I have not noticed any official halal logo issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in the shabby wooden restaurant. It’s an assumption that this place is halal as claimed on their signboard unless someone is willing to go to an extent to prove otherwise.
      And for fyi, this restaurant was actually highly recommended by a muslim mate of mine on my last visit to Sandakan.

      Hope this little additional info will put you at ease.

      Thanks for reading 🙂


      • SAIDAH MOHAMED October 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

        i went tis place last week…delicious food & cheaper . i’ll miss Sim sim restaurant and will visit again .


      • Normy November 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

        Definitely one of the best place for seafood in SDK. Looking forward to my return trip to SDK Sim Sim.


    • Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Sometimes, it depends on how strict u are. If u really go for super strict, actually fast food in almost all european / America is not even “halal”. Even eating McChicken in Europe McD is not “halal”, because seasonally they do sell Bacon (cured meat from the back or sides of a pig) burgers.

      Many Muslims do eat in Sim-Sim Seafood Restaurant though.

      But of course, I do respect u as u do keep to ur religion.

      And for your information, Sim-Sim Seafood Restaurant is not Halal certified but only “serve No Pork”.


  2. Anonymous September 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    can your put your contact infomation ?


  3. Nichole November 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    Hi, I’m Nichole.
    Just curious will you attend to the food event if been invited?
    As my working place will be having a Food Testing Day, if you do, the I would like to invite you to the Food Testing Day.
    There are lots of food bloggers and news reporters will be at there as well on that day.
    I wanted to PM you about this, however I couldn’t find your email address/ contact no.
    So just let you know here:
    Place: Borneo Cove Hotel, Sandakan
    Date: 6th December 2012
    Time: 3pm
    * Free admission
    * Food served on that day are free, based on the menu of the first ever event at there, the Christmas Party.

    Hope that I can hear from you soon, so that I could add you in my guests list.

    Sales and Marketing
    Borneo Cove Hotel.



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