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“Oh So Fresh ”
Review of Citra Utama 188

Citra Utama 188
Ranked #33 of 388 Restaurants in Batam
Cuisines: Seafood
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oh So Fresh ”
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

For party of 5 we had :
1) 7 flower crabs made into sambal . It's so fresh lovely and fat . Sambal was spicy and So good
2) big curry sea-bass. So fresh and sweet pretty tasty Malay Indo type kare.
3) 1kg of steamed garlic scallops . Crustacean goodness
4) 2 huge plates of kailan . Was good
5) salted egg sotong . Yummmmmmyyy

It's near the barelang bridge hence a tad far . However it's a good place for seafood . Fresh and worth the dollars . All above is priced at $100 sgd. pretty awesome . This place lets u catch ur own seafood weighs them and tell you the price before cooking them. This allow minimal cheating / over pricing cause u pretty much agreed to the prices

The restaurant is held on stilts and good news ! It doesn't stink of the typical "sewer" smell that is eminent at Harbour Bay etc....... Hence hands down winner :)

Visited January 2017
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  • English first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Seafood with Great View”
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

35 mins drive from Harris Resort Waterfront City. Rented 7 seater car with driver from the resort at IDR450,000.00 (approx SGD50.00). Driver drove us to Barelang Bridge 1,2 and 3. Let us alight and take photos. Nice timing to watch the sunset at 4.30pm Batam time. Ate BBQ corn by the roadside. Driver recommened Citra Utama and indeed it is a great and affordable place for seafood. Went down to the kelong to pick our seafood. Ordered 8 types of seafood, nasi goreng, white rice and 3 coconuts at IDR959,000.00 (approx SGD102). There for 6 of us. All seafood were fresh and well cooked. Cereal prawn and salted egg yolk crabs are best! HK style steamed Garoupa was good too!

Visited December 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Experience”
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The location of this place is pretty far end, at Barelang area. It is like a hidden treasure. To reach this place, it is down the slope journey by vehicles on a very narrow road. Its a kelong style dining, no aircon but still feel comfortable despite occasional flies flying around you. I just love the part when I got to choose the fish/crab,etc that I wanted. Then we got to choose what type of dishes we want it to be cooked as. The freshness and the sweetness of the seafoods are just too awesome. The cereal prawns are really crunchy and I couldnt stop eating. If you come at the right time, you can witness the sunset! its really gorgeous. My trip here was very worthful. I wish to come back here again!

Visited September 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Kelong style dining”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Kelong style dining (no aircon) with very fresh seafood. Went with family of 12 and the children were very excited as they went to pick the seafood to be served. Ordered Steam fish and it's nice and very fresh. Scallop was good too. The rest of the food such as sambal kang kong (quite spicy), vegetables, omelette, chicken n hot plate tofu were ok. However, the shrimp was very small. The fruit juice was ok but coconut drink a bit sour. Reasonable price with a view of barelang bridge (far away). Location is not near the city and the road leading in is not well lit. Good to plan your dinner earlier.

Visited June 2016
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Greenvale, Australia
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3 reviews
“nice experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Great to actually go and pick the seafood you want from a variety of live seafood. The location is a bit hidden keep an eye out for the sign by the roadside then a drive down to the waterside. Went on a weekday, was quiet, so the meal came out quickly and was tasty.

  • Visited May 2016
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