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Chilli Vanilla

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International, Mediterranean, Hungarian
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35, Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
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10:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good service & coffee!!! :)

It's been a few months since I arrived in Kota kinabalu and this is the first time I step my foot in the Chilli Vanilla cafe! The staff are super friendly and they give me a genuine smile!And of course, a good service always come with the good coffee! I think i found another place to kill time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Paid a visit to this Hungarian restaurant as it is highly recommended in Tripadvisor. However, found the food to be rather average, nothing unique to shout about. Service was average as well..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's been a few months since I arrived in Kota kinabalu and this is the first time I step my foot in the Chilli Vanilla cafe! The staff are super friendly and they give me a genuine smile!And of course, a good service always come with the good coffee! I think i found another place to kill time other than... More 

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Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We checked out Chilli Vanilla for lunch based on other reviews and weren't dissapointed! We ordered the set 3 course lunch which was fantastic value at only 19MR and a portion of the goulash, everything was delicious, especially the red velvet cake for dessert! When we arrived we were the only table, however within 10 minutes the entire restaurant was... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I loved the tasty truffle infused porchetta omelette with extra smoked duck breast that I had for breakfast. The menu is mostly a mix of classic and contemporary continental and Mediterranean pork-free dishes, with several gluten-free and vegetarian options. Kudos for its commitment to use locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. Cosy interior and attentive, well trained wait-staff. Not to disparage KK,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stumbled upon Chilli while looking for a place to do some laundry. As we walked passed you could feel the warm inviting energy. The restaurant is very well decorated and the owner a Hungarian women is so very kind and inviting. It really felt like a diamond in the rough and had such a different vibe then any other restaurant/cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went for a lunch at this small and hidden gem in KK. Quite straightforward menu, not too bulky, probably only what they can make with fresh ingredients. Available chicken, tortillas, burger, hungarian gullash soup. I ordered creamy pumpkin soup and a chicken dish with cheese and roasted potatoes plus a freshly squeezed beetrot+orange juice. A bit pricey for KK standards,... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a great meal at this little restaurant. The menu has lots of choice, I had a burger whilst my boyfriend had chicken tortillas. They also have a yummy selection of cakes! The service was very good and we would have gone back for lunch if we had time. They do a set 3 course lunch which I think... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place came highly recommended by a friend and took me there Its a small little place, nestled in between shops and you can easily miss it Food was freshly prepared and was really good and tasty Staff were attentive and friendly Looking forward for my next visit A must place to try if your visiting Kota Kinabalu

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant while walking and we're so happy we did! We had lunch there and then came back again for dinner it was so good. The ingredients were so fresh that you could really taste the difference! There is a diverse set of menu options but everything we had was delicious with such good flavors. The wait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Usually I'm a local/street food type of person to keep the budget low but we decided to splurge a bit on a meal and went to Chilli Vanilla. We really liked everything except our hummus dish we ordered. The texture was weird to all of us. Besides that, we loved every dish we had, the service was great and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35, Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-238 098

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Hungarian

Description

Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?