The one food that you absolutely must try when in Sabah is of course, their seafood. Situated by South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is blessed with some of the best the ocean has to offer.

And when it comes to KK seafood, the locals definitely have their own list of restaurants they prefer – Welcome Seafood at Penampang is one of those places.

Welcome Seafood, at Penampang, Sabah
Welcome Seafood, at Penampang, Sabah

The restaurant is situated some 10 KM away from the city at this place called Fu Guan Industrial Centre. Parking can be a bit of a challenge especially on weekends as the place is almost always packed with locals looking for a good meal.

Modus operandi here isn’t too different from many other seafood restaurants – pick your fresh catch or live seafood, weigh them, and get the restaurant to prepare them in the cooking method of your choice.

clams, fresh shrimps, and steamed jewel garupa
clams, fresh shrimps, and steamed jewel garupa

Since it was just Ben and myself, we were pretty modest on our visit. We had live clams with leek and onion, steamed live prawns, and a portion of steamed deep sea jewel garupa with soya sauce.

When the seafood is of good quality, you want the preparation method to be as simple as possible to bring out the natural sweetness.

the coconut jelly is a must order too
the coconut jelly is a must order too

True to Welcome Seafood and Sabah’s reputation, the meal was absolutely top notch. The seafood was fresh, and the value offered was very very hard to beat, all those for RM 124.00.

If you’re there, be sure to leave some stomach space for their coconut jelly too!

welcome seafood penampang map

Address:
Welcome Seafood Restaurant
652, Jalan Penampang Lama,
Fu Guan Industrial Centre,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
GPS5.926457, 116.094067
Tel016-623 2388
Webhttp://www.wsr.com.my/

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18 thoughts on “KY eats – Welcome Seafood, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

  • November 7, 2017 at 4:36 am
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    Welcome seafood…. welcome to my belly #yummeh

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    • November 7, 2017 at 9:41 am
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      kekeke: definitely 😀 😀 😀

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  • November 7, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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    2nd to none when it comes to really fresh seafood, Sabah! Rather expensive in KK though, cheaper in Sandakan.

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    • November 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm
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      suituapui: yah, I’ve heard about Sandakan’s seafood prices, sounds like heaven.

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  • November 8, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    KY, I see all the seafood dishes were light not fried type. You able to taste the seafood true favors. I always like steamed fish and your sure look good.

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    • November 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm
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      Vickie: yeah, you only want to fry them if it’s not very fresh to start with.

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      • November 9, 2017 at 6:08 am
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        ah uncle survived and not kena kidnapped by abu sayyaf #hooray

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        • November 10, 2017 at 9:04 am
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          kekeke: Phew I’m alive!

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          • November 13, 2017 at 6:25 am
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            Sandakan cheap seafood, thanks (or is it no thanks) to abu sayaff !!! #CBterrorist #jihad

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    • November 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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      Choi Yen: definitely true!

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