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Nelayan Restaurant

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Jln. Samudra | Pantai Padang Area, Padang 25117, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is where you gonna find the best seafood in town. So many choices. I love this resto, it's so worth it

Thank Andre G
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,243 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is one of the few good seafood restaurant in Padang. It serves variety of seafood, fishes, prawns, crabs and squids of your chic, fried or grilled. The food taste was very good, and the service just average, not as fast as in Minang style restaurant.

1 Thank Darnel-HDI
Copenhagen, Denmark
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We were a group of sixteen people and went out on this restaurant for our last night together. But what a dissapointing night! It took two hours before our food arrived - and a lot of the dishes were cold! We paid 250000 (expensive) rupiah for a crab with almost no meat! The waiters didn't do anything. Sometimes they even... More 

Thank August M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I am coming with my group 16 tourists and this is my second came here i thought they change for better service but NOT even slower....wait drink 1 hour and food 2 hours. Sangat mengecewakan...harga mahal dan pelayannya kerjanya sangat lambat. Saya tidak akan pernah datang lagi ke resto ini.

1 Thank Gede S
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

They serve really delicious food for seafood lovers. The recommended menu is Kepiting Saus Padang and Cumi goreng Tepung. They cook it fresh so you have to wait little bit long till you can enjoy it. Overall Nelayan is recommended restaurant.

1 Thank AuliaJubair
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Confusing menu! Drinks sitting on the side for ages. Seriously slow service! No apology! Cold food! Non-existent sea view!

Thank Tracey186361
Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Three of us went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening - the fact that we were the only customers should have told me something. The fish was Okay but we have had much better in other Indonesian seafood restaurants for a better price.

Thank H W
Paris, France
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

While recently in Padang, I made the happy discovery of Nelayan Restaurant, right across the road from the Indian Ocean. The fish couldn't be better or fresher. In fact it's so good that I went three times. The first, I had sweet and sour snapper with the usual rice and Cap Cay vegetables. The second time it was crispy squid... More 

Thank Ken C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The place to enjoy the seafood. They have wide selection of seafood and mostly very delicious. The downside is this is a pretty expensive restaurant but the price itself is worth it.

Thank Kolinas2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A clean restaurant by the beach. Decent food, friendly staff. A bit expensive by local standard. Suitable for family outings

Thank Ann_Montague

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indonesian, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jln. Samudra | Pantai Padang Area, Padang 25117, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  West Sumatra  >  Padang

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