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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Kiran_Chalam
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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195 reviews 195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Finally we got the time to try this cafe, the food was really good...wish we have time to come back for more, and staff service was super...friendly and quick. Definitely returning when we r back to KK again.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We tried a good number of restaurants in KK but only revisited one and that was Chilli Vanilla. The place itself was quiet and somewhat resembled a cafe but the service was warm and the food was excellent. I wholeheartedly recommend that you try this place during your stay in Kota Kinabalu

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Ko Tao, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having spent a few days here in Kota Kinabalu, we had found this cafe on the last day, what a shame we didn't find it earlier! Amazing food, friendly and polite staff! Excellent

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a Hungarian restaurant that serves good food. Why do I rate it as "average"? Simply put the food was good but not the customer service [only if you are an asian/a local]. This was my 2nd time dining here. The 1st time I had lunch with my 2 Australian friends (they are white). Everything was good and the... More 

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ChilliVanilla, Owner at Chilli Vanilla, responded to this review

Dear Traveller_SimplyME, Thank you very much for your feedback, I appreciate your comment and I do apologize if my staff made you feel uncomfortable in any ways. Can assure you it never been their intention, since they are trained to welcome and serve everybody the same way. We have a lot of international and local customers and so far didn't... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was great to find home flavors in the far east. The menu gave a good range of options and it was marked for allergies including gluten free which was very pleasing. The food was delicious and the owner very charming. Anyone visiting the area and want to try some European will find this place a delight.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want healthy food, this is the place. In 6 days KK we went here 3 times. The salad and wraps are really tasty. Staff is very friendly.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The restaurant was quite quiet when we arrived at around 6:30pm. We order 2 special meals that's not on the menu. One was a steak and the other was fried chicken with chips. The steak was relatively expensive compared to other food (especially the other restaurant). The chicken was a bit dry, but the fries were good. We also ordered... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?