Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Mother India

The enticing aromas lead you into this beautifully decorated restaurant accented with ochre and golden tones, pendant lighting and carved screens. With attentive staff, sparkling white china and linen napkins, Mothe…
Top Choice International in Kota Kinabalu

El Centro

Tiny El Centro is supercasual, with a menu free of palm oil and focussing on delicious and authentic Mexican fare: soft tacos, burritos, etc, but also featuring hummus, pizza, chorizo wraps, chicken and beef burgers…
Top Choice Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Kohinoor

Come to this silk-festooned waterfront restaurant, for northern Indian cuisine and classic dishes ranging from chicken tikka masala to prawn biryani and lamb rogan josh. Many vegetarian dishes also available. The ar…
Top Choice Fusion in Kota Kinabalu

Chilli Vanilla

This cosy bijou cafe is run by a Hungarian chef and is a real fave with travellers thanks to its central location. The well-thought-out menu makes an eclectic voyage through goulash, spicy duck tortillas, Moroccan l…
Top Choice Seafood in Kota Kinabalu

Todak Waterfront

Flaming woks, crowds of customers and tables of glistening fish and squid, crabs, prawns and lobster. All within a few metres of the fishing boats bobbing on their moorings. This is a nicer alternative to enjoy a fr…
Top Choice Hawker in Kota Kinabalu

Night Market

The night market is the best, cheapest and most interesting place in KK for barbecued squid, ray and a vast selection of delicious seafood cooked up right before your eyes. Vegetarian options available. The presence…
Malaysian in Kota Kinabalu

Roots Authentically Malaysian

Traditional Malaysian dishes are served here in a clean and contemporary cafe with chilly air-con indoor seating and an open-air street-front verandah. The spicy and excellent signature laksa combines fishcake, praw…
Italian in Kota Kinabalu

Grazie Ristorante

Delightful Italian cuisine in a stylish restaurant with deep-red walls and an al fresco terrace with sea views. Dishes span from homemade ravioli stuffed with fish and prawns to spaghetti bolognaise, seafood risotto…
Italian in Kota Kinabalu

Little Italy

This very popular restaurant fairly buzzes with an army of bandanna-wrapped staff waiting on your every need. Great pasta, great pizzas, Roman statues – what more could you want? Italian coffee, cold beer, wine by t…
Fast Food in Kota Kinabalu

Suria Sabah

This unmissable behemoth of a mall is home to all the international fast-food chains in existence (possibly). You'll also find sushi-train restaurants, ice-cream vendors and egg-tart purveyors. And we haven't even m…