Top things to do in Lahad Datu

Top Choice Seafood in Lahad Datu

Sakura Seafood Restaurant

Sakura doesn't look like much at first glance – a few plastic tables and chairs scattered under an awning. But then the food arrives: succulent butter prawns in a creamy sauce, crispy, tender, delicately spiced soft…
Malaysian in Lahad Datu

Secret Recipe

We find that there are many reasons to like this branch of the internationally popular Malaysian chain: the very memory of its white-chocolate-and-macadamia gateau invokes a Pavlovian response and its savoury mains …
Chicken in Lahad Datu

Ah Seng Chicken Rice

This unassuming spot gets Hainanese chicken rice just right. The chicken, simmered in broth, is melt-in-your-mouth tender, the broth zings with ginger and the chicken and rice are served with a punchy chilli-and-gar…
Indian in Lahad Datu

Rumpun Selera

Besides a full buffet of curries and other Indian-Malay dishes, this unassuming joint makes the flakiest, melt-in-your-mouth roti canai in town.
Chinese in Lahad Datu


A respectable spot for a substantial meal of Chinese-style seafood dishes. Around the corner from the Danum Valley Field Centre.
Bakery in Lahad Datu


Malaysia's franchised patisserie is located in Fajar Centre (it has free wi-fi, too). Good cakes.