Diners Had To Pay RM1,196 For Siakap Dish In Langkawi

A group of seven diners at a floating restaurant in Langkawi was shocked when they were served with a bill of RM1,196.80 for one dish of ‘ikan siakap.’

A copy of the receipt totaling RM1,852.50 that was uploaded by one of the diners has recently gone viral on social media.

diners had to pay rm1,196 for siakap dish in langkawiPhoto via Berita Harian

According to NST, the customer claimed that the price imposed for the siakap dish was exorbitant. 

“After settling the bill, I advised them to not do this in business. They shouldn’t have used a 7kg fish since there were only seven of us.

“I noticed that other customers behind me also appeared stunned. There were only two of them but they were charged RM755,” he wrote. 

The owner of the restaurant, in response, said that she herself attended to the customer. 

“I had explained to them that normally, that particular fish was not for sale as it was displayed as a show for the customers in our restaurant.

“I had even suggested to the customer to pick other types of fish such as siakap merah or kerapu, weighing between 1kg and 1.5kg which was more suited for customers,” she told NST. 

diners had to pay rm1,196 for siakap dish in langkawiPhoto via Azhan.co

She claimed that she had even asked the group to take a look at the fish selected before it was cooked but they declined. She further said that the price of the siakap had also been clearly stated in the menu. 

Hmm… What do you guys think of this?

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat