Kota Kinabalu restaurants

Top Choice Food Truck in Kota Kinabalu

A-Square Night Market

Part of KK's food revolution, this night market consists of around three dozen food containers, all selling some kick-ass edible. Standout stalls include Devil Laksa (self-explanatory), Sugbu Express (Filipino class…
Top Choice Hawker in Kota Kinabalu

Night Market

There may be garbage and fish guts underfoot, and the dining may be as simple as can be – just some plastic tables under some tarpaulin – but the air is smoky and redolent of grilling seafood, chicken hearts on skew…
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, smoked duck salad, Moroccan lamb…
Top Choice Japanese in Kota Kinabalu

Sakagura Japanese Restaurant

A chorus of welcomes greets you as you walk into this minimalist Japanese place and a joyful call-and-response from the staff conveys your order to the chef. Choose from bento boxes, sashimi spreads and more. Good s…
Top Choice Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Sri Latha Curry House

Particularly good for its veggie thalis, this unassuming spot serves its spread of Indian dishes on banana leaves in a busy, cafeteria-like setting. Get here early at lunchtime to get a seat.
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 way to enjoy a fresh seaf…
Malaysian in Kota Kinabalu

Kedai Kopi Yee Fung

By far the best place in town to try authentic laksa, this place gets totally packed during lunchtime. You'll be directed to your plastic seat with military precision; slurp up your bowl of laksa and be on your way …
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…
Seafood in Kota Kinabalu

Welcome Seafood Restaurant

The crowded tables and queues of hungry patrons ready to pounce on any vacant seat speak volumes for the popularity of this place after sunset. If you want to experience the pleasure of choosing your live prey from …
Fusion in Kota Kinabalu

Biru Biru

Below Borneo Backpackers this blue joint with parasols and bikes on the wall features dishes such as ikan basung, poke bowls, fried mackerel with spicy sambal, vegetarian quesadillas and waffles with sweet toppings.…