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“Decent seafood but slightly overpriced....”

Grand Straits Garden Seafood Restaurants
Ranked #240 of 918 Restaurants in Johor Bahru
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Decent seafood but slightly overpriced....”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

I always drop by here for seafood in JB. One thing for sure, the food is pretty inconsistent. This time round was much better than my visit few months ago. Ordered my usual favourites crabs, prawns and noodles. No complaints this time. Prices are definitely on the higher side.

Visited November 2013
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Hanoi, Vietnam
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK in Taste & Atmosphere but Overprice”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I visited this restaurant in few occasions both private and business. The foods taste alright and the atmosphere is also good and clean. Customers or friends from oversea (non Asian country) will properly impress by the way the restaurant present "live" seafood. The restaurant offer a good variety of seafood and cook in many different way. However, something is missing if I were to call this a top rated seafood restaurant.

The restaurant do have many seafood but mostly is farm raise. Where taste is not as good. But it is ok if it is cook with heavy seasoning. The restaurant also does not offer a good variety of wine for selection. Also because the place is huge and crowded during weekend or holidays, the waiters simply do not have time to attend to customers need.

Therefore, the price is not really cheap if you take all these into consideration.

  • Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced tripe”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Grand Straits Garden Seafood restaurant is a disservice to those out for a good seafood meal, especially if your expectations have been set by the likes of Singapore's Long Beach, Jumbo seafood, or Johor's Telok restaurant.

For one, crabs, a firm favorite among seafood diners in Malaysia and Singapore, are set at a so called 'market price'. You would like to think this would be the Johor market price. When we went, this price was RM120 per kilo of crab, which would be the "market" price you'd wonder which market? Tokyo? New York? Singapore? London?

Secondly, where possible, the restaurant uses cheap tricks. Scallops: In our case, frozen ones were used in the braised scallop (RM40 per serving). The sweet-corn crabmeat soup: Ours used crabstick instead of crabmeat. When we challenged the hostess she gave us the explanation that this was after all only a RM12 soup (and most customers don't know the difference anyway). The szechaun chilli chicken? The chicken tough, over-fried, over-glazed in an odd way.

The only parts of the order that did justice was the pepper beef - the beef was succulent and well prepared; and the prawns fried in cereal.

In all a disappointing experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Mother's Day (May 12 2013) Dining”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Was there on Mother's Day for a Mother's Day dinner with quite a table of people: 2 eldery people (aged 82 & 80), 5 adults (me included) & 1 child (aged 10). The restaurant was quite crowded on that day as it was Mother's Day & lots of people were eating out. Amazed by the plethora of seafood available here. The food was good, the ambiance was ok & everything else was ok. Outdoor seating.

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Big restaurant with many rooms, ample parking, good security & good food.”
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Good location, lots of parking space, restaurant itself is quite large. Food is good prices average. Sister to the "big-lobster" Danga View restaurant about a kilometer away towards JB city.

  • Visited July 2013
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