Sekinchan Seafood Restaurants

Cheap and fresh, with a massive variety of seafood served Chinese or Malay-style – who can resist getting seafood in Sekinchan?

Sekinchan offers all that alongside vast paddy fields and laidback fishing villages that make a scenic escapade away from bustling city life.

For delightful seafood at a great price, read on as we unveil the 7 best Sekinchan Seafood restaurants with the finest bounties from the ocean!

1. Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant

Classic Chinese home-cooked food as well as tantalizing seafood are up for order at Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant:

Steamed Fish At Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant, Sekinchan
Steamed Fish At Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant, Sekinchan – Photo credits to shinichikasai (Instagram)

Feast on some of the best-sellers which include steamed fish, salted egg fried squid, sizzling prawns, and steamed assam fish marinated with robust aromatics.

Chili Crab At Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant, Sekinchan
Chili Crab At Weng Kee Seafood Restaurant, Sekinchan – Photo credits to shinichikasai (Instagram)

Apart from the seafood fanfare, you’ll find other dishes that hit all the right notes like the kung po (spicy, Sichuan meat dish) chicken, and vegetable medleys.

This air-conditioned seafood restaurant boasts generous food portions coupled with fast and attentive service. Cleanliness is tip-top with a pristine washroom to boot.

2. Kedai Makanan Seafood Kampung Sekinchan

Located a short drive away from Pantai Sekinchan, this seafood restaurant dishes up a variety of marine cuisine that’s visually palatable too:

Basic yet aesthetic presentations accompany every dish, with popular picks including their assam fish (sweet and sour fish), butter squid, and salted egg squid.

Assam Fish, Steamed Lala At Kedai Makanan Seafood Kampung Sekinchan
Assam Fish, Steamed Lala At Kedai Makanan Seafood Kampung Sekinchan – Photo credits to W JY

If you’re feeling adventurous, a meal of fish tongue may find its way from the menu and onto your plate!

Regardless of your choice, delicious food is guaranteed in this open-air restaurant that boasts cheap prices too.

3. Restoran Guan Hwat

While none of the staff can converse in Malay or English, a quick chat with the owner sorts out the initial language barrier.

Food at Guan Hwat Restaurant
Food at Guan Hwat Restaurant. (Photo credits: seek4trip.com)

With the “boss” at the helm suggesting signature dishes, you’ll be on track to devour delish Chinese cuisines that are awesome to savor.

The chili prawns, kung po mantis, and butter mantis are stand-out dishes that deserve a call-out. 

Prices are so cheap, that you may find yourself back here again before you know it! There are a few hotels in Sekinchan that are just a 5-minute walk from this restaurant too.

Note: Locating this seafood restaurant can be tricky due to the lack of signboards, so look out for its blue exterior

4. Fish Head Sekinchan 嘉乐茶餐室

Popular for their steam fish head dish, tourists near and far frequent this restaurant just for the signature dish:

Which they steam to perfection with refreshing lemon gravy and top with onion slices and garnishing. The grouper fish head dish decently feeds a group of 4 pax too.

Steamed Grouper Fish Head At Fish Head Sekinchan Seafood Restaurant
Steamed Grouper Fish Head At Fish Head Sekinchan Seafood Restaurant – Photo credits to jacky.lee.8668 (Instagram)

Other highly recommended dishes here include lala (clams) and spicy chili prawns.

Dishes At Fish Head Sekinchan Seafood Restaurant
Dishes At Fish Head Sekinchan Seafood Restaurant – Photo credits to carine.chia (Instagram)

Prices are reasonably cheap too – a feast for 10 can cost less than RM300!

You can find Fish Head Sekinchan 嘉乐茶餐室adjacent to Ah Ma House.

5. Restoran Xiang Qing

Easily recognizable with vertical red blinds flanking the entrance, Restoran Xiang Qing takes pride in offering mouth-watering Cantonese cuisine within a comfortable setting.

This fully air-conditioned restaurant serves a wide selection of seafood and classic Chinese dishes.

Notably, the Teochew-style stingray (with less oil), fried shark fish, and stir-fried lobster are some of its chart-toppers that are worth trying.

Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab At Restoran Xiang Qing, Sekinchan
Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab At Restoran Xiang Qing, Sekinchan – Photo credits to shuangyangsekinchan (Instagram)

But their signature dish is soft shell crab with salted egg!

You’ll also find a platform stage here sprawled between the two shop lots, making it a sought-after venue for weddings and events.

With ample space to boot, tables are well-spaced to comply with social distancing protocols.

Because of the wholesome prices and nondescript grandeur of the place, be sure to make an early reservation as the crowd can build up, especially over the weekends.

6. Kedai Kopi 168

Forging a reputation for glorious seafood at a fraction of the price, you can walk away after a hearty meal of 3 dishes for 2 below RM90!

Kedai Kopi 168 At Sekinchan
Kedai Kopi 168 At Sekinchan – Photo credits to kaoru_suraya (Instagram)

Freshly squeezed guava and kedondong  (ambarella) juice are just the thing to quench your thirst on a hot day too.

But Kedai Kopi 186 is renowned for its steam grouper or siakap (seabass) fish head with savory and sour fresh lime juice – the latter makes it exceptionally zesty.

Steam Grouper Fish Head With Lime Juice At Kedai Kopi 168, Sekinchan
Steam Grouper Fish Head With Lime Juice At Kedai Kopi 168, Sekinchan – Photo credits to missy.ida (Instagram)

However, the small curry prawn with hints of prawn otak-otak (minced grilled meat wrapped in banana leaf) is another popular dish worth trying among other dishes like steamed lala, or kung po squid.

And if you can, the xiong tong lala (clams in superior soup with a dash of Chinese wine) is utterly wonderful and well worth a try!

Note: The crowd builds up over lunch. Thus, it’s highly recommended to reserve your spot before dropping by.

7. Restaurant Kim Kee

Offering unique recipes, Restaurant Kim Kee features less trodden dishes that delight many.

Sink your teeth into the toothsome fried shark with bean sauce and try out the mantis prawns with dried chili. Another variation of this dish is with salted egg.

Mantis Prawns With Salted Egg At Restaurant Kim Kee, Sekinchan
Mantis Prawns With Salted Egg At Restaurant Kim Kee, Sekinchan – Photo credits to welovefoods2019 (Instagram)

Even if you’re not a fan of anything bitter, the bitter gourd fried egg showcases sufficient wok hei (high heat that brings out natural food flavors) to bowl you over.

Steam La La At Restaurant Kim Kee, Sekinchan
Steam La La At Restaurant Kim Kee, Sekinchan – Photo credits to jesley_qien (Instagram)

This family-run restaurant has also carved a niche for flavorful Teochew steam sting ray and salted pepper squid too.

Since the parking strip here is narrow, park along the main road for easy access and departure.

Conclusion

Revered as the seafood hub of Selangor, Sekinchan is brimming with flavorful seafood restaurants at every nook and cranny.

Pair this guide featuring the best seafood restaurants in Sekinchan with the top attractions Sekinchan has to offer for an awesome day trip or weekend getaway to Sekinchan!

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