Whether its Chinese, Malay, Indian or Western, there are an enormous variety of cuisines in Sandakan. All around town are traditional coffeeshops offering local favourites in unpretentious surroundings. Noodles and chicken rice tend to dominate the menus.
But as far as food is concern, if you didn't savour the seafood, you haven't been to Sandakan. Sandakan has some of the freshest seafood in Sabah. And the prices are relatively cheaper than in Kota Kinabalu, the State's capital. One of the most popular seafood restaurants is Ocean King, about 10 minutes from the town central. It is located besides the ocean/sea, hence, the name for the restaurant.
Another great place with great view is a restaurant called Sandakan Garden Restaurant, up on a hilltop along Signal Hill road nearby town. Its specialty is steamboat 'do-it-yourself' cuisine. If you prefer barbeque, they also have an area for that. Great for a fun eating-out gathering with family and/or friends.
Both restaurants are excellent for dining out at night and a must for seafood lovers.
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