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“4 - Good place to wind down”

Irish Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 587 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“4 - Good place to wind down”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Service - fast and efficient. Staff friendly and helpful.

Food - good pub grub.

Value - Slightly expensive then the other bars around the area. But still value for money considering the service, food and ambiance.

Atmosphere - live band, nice decor and ambiance but had a smelly stench from the sea.

  • Visited June 2014
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Mesquite, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Good fuss free place to dine!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We wanted a simple quiet dinner on one of our nights in the city and we chose to try out this joint. This outlet was our first dining experience at The Waterfront. We sat outdoor on the boardwalk but found it to be humid and warm due to the overhead canopy which enveloped the entire al fresco area. It would be nice if the owner could install a retractable canopy for the diners to enjoy the sea breeze during evenings and non raining days.

Whether you drop in for lunch during the day or dinner during the evening, an ample supply of draught lager and stout are on tap, or choose from a fine Irish Whiskey or a bottled beer if you’re so inclined. Prices at Shamrock Irish Bar are at the upper end of drinks prices in Kota Kinabalu.

The comfort food serve here is straight forward.... burgers, Irish Stew, salads. We ordered the Irish Guiness Pie and Bang & Mash and I liked their pie. It had bitey beef chunks and potatos but I am surprised to learn that the taste of Guiness disappeared in the process of cooking, leaving a rich thick tasty gravy in the filling. The homemade sausages in the Bang & Mash were tasty too and the texture was meaty and not mushy!

Opening hours on weekdays are from noon to 1am and on Fridays & Saturdays from noon to 2am.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Great place for drinks and sunset watching”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We arrived early evening and got a table where we could view the beautiful sunset. Service was prompt and we enjoyed our beers and cocktails here.
The location is really good and the sunset is absolutely spectacular.

Visited April 2014
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Thank LL721
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Comfort food”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Have visited this place a few times now and have never been disappointed with the food. The portions are generous and, although the food menu is limited, the cottage pie and Irish stew hit the spot if you are after comfort food. The service could be better in terms of being more attentive when drinks are needed. A good place to watch rugby.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank RSib
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

I love Kilkenny so the Shamrock was on our list of places to visit. Not the cheapest at about AUD$8.50 a pint during happy hour and kilkenny had a distinctive toffee flavour. That was a little strange. Food was typical pub grub.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mark S
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