July 02, 2011

Malaysia: Seri Selara

On our first night in Kota Kinabalu, we got lost and we’re not able to eat at Seri Selara, but I promised to myself that we will eat here before we leave Kota Kinabalu. So after Monsopiad Cultural Village tour, I told the taxi driver to drop us in Seri Selera, thank God, he knows the place.

Seri Selara is formerly known as Sedco Square, it is the famous popular seafood restaurants among the locals and tourists because of its affordable prices. It has 6 famous seafood restaurants and 21 exotic Asian food stalls that offer different cuisines. 

It is an open-air restaurant that can accommodate up to 1,200 diners. It is really big and spacious. Every Friday and Saturday, diners will be entertained by live cultural performances and traditional music, 7:30 to 9PM but we did not experience this because we had an early dinner.

As we reached the Seri Selara, we’re immediately welcomed by a Filipino guy named “Awang” who works in “Old Village Restaurant” so no sweat in ordering our food and he gave us discounts too. Seafood choices are inside the glass tanks so you are guaranteed that you will eat fresh seafood.  Just choose the seafood that you want and they will cook it for you, free of charge.

I thought the peanuts and papaya are complimentary food but when I checked my receipt it cost RM2 each. Cup of rice is RM1.50, 1 kg of crab is RM16.80, 300grams of shrimp is RM18 and coke in can is RM2. Fruits are complimentary. 

There are available utensils that you can use, there are chopsticks, spoons and forks but of course, the best way to enjoy crabs and shrimp is to use your bare hands. They will give you small bowl where you can wash your hands if you do not want to go to the restroom.
We both enjoyed our seafood experience; it is really worth the price. Do not miss the experience if ever you will go to Kota Kinabalu. It is really a walking distance from our lodge, if I did not easily give up on our first night I will find Seri Selara, one to two blocks away from Secret Recipe.
Business Hour: 3PM - 2AM daily 
Sedco Square, Kampung Air, 88300,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 210 400   Fax: +60 88 213 400

1 comment:

  1. We had a similar dining experience, but at one of the shoreline restaurants in Tanjung Aru. It was pretty nice, having all that fresh delicious seafood with the whole family while enjoying a great view of the sunset as well. =)