We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ok if staying at hotel ”
Review of Nelayan

Nelayan
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Dungun
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We are here twice while staying at the resort. The first time we turned up without a reservation and were told all outdoor tables were fully booked. There were four empty tables at the time. Fair enough as we hadn't booked. We decided to have a drink at the bar there anyway. While we were having the drink one of the occupied tables became free and we were offered it. By the time we'd finished dinner and were last to leave, the four 'reserved' tables were still empty. It seemed silly that we'd initially been turned away when none of the four bookings showed up. I suggest they improve the reservation system perhaps by calling guests to reconfirm, or only holding the table for 15 minutes then releasing it.

We were disappointed that the menu didn't have any Asian items. We had tuna and red snapper. Both were cooked nicely. Prices on the high side - RM 50 for an appetiser and about RM 160 for the fish which we shared. Nice prosecco chilled perfectly and served in chilled glasses. RM 230 a bottle.

We returned the following evening for the special South China Sea set dinner which is served on a platform on the sand. Rm 650 for 2 people for 5 courses. The set up was lovely but we were attacked by tons of flying ants which were attracted by the strong lighting which could not be switched off, and had to be moved. The staff reacted well and set up a normal table on the sand with candles. The dinner was ok. We didn't love it and would have preferred to have a few choices for each course. The portions were too big given the number of courses and we were unfortunately too full to appreciate the main course.

It was my birthday and the staff added lots of lovely personal touches which was appreciated. Marlon looked after us very well as did his colleague in the bar.

Thank traveller1968
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

46 - 50 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2016

The service employees are very polite and pretty well trained.
They only serve Lunch and Dinner.
They have a variety of local and western cuisine during lunch whilst dinner is purely 'western' cuisine.

The local dishes during Lunch is pretty decent... a little pricey but then you are in a high end resort...

I had Lobster Bisque as a starter and Tenderloin Steak for my main course at dinner...The lobster bisque was a little overpowering and not quite to my liking... but then again it's a personal thing.
However, the Tenderloin was super delicious. As mentioned, food a little pricey.
But you cannot fault the service... super attentive service staff.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank kbt2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Beautiful food lovely staff wonderful setting in a stunning hotel, a lovely restaurant, sit with your feet in the sand for some wonderful buffets served by Marlon

Thank Lizzystaff66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We were here for our wedding anniversary dinner. Food is awesome and staff are very friendly. We enjoyed our moments here

Thank AmandA N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2016

great location get there for 1930 to se the moon rising out of the sea, amazing site on a full moon. location is within the resort, eaten here many times, try the dancing prawns, tuna and banana crumble to finish ...

Thank Stephen161
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Nelayan also viewed

Dungun, Dungun District
Dungun, Dungun District
 
Dungun, Dungun District
Dungun, Dungun District
 
Dungun, Dungun District
Dungun, Dungun District
 

Been to Nelayan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing