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Chilli Vanilla

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European, International, Mediterranean, Hungarian
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35, Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient...
Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.
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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Wonderful food

We spent 3 nights in KK and went here twice. Everything we had was beautiful. Couldn't agree more with most of the other reviews. There weren't 2 tables of 8 and another table of 4 that ordered just before us,and the waiter informed us that there might be a bit of a wait for our food. Worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gavin J
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in KK and went here twice. Everything we had was beautiful. Couldn't agree more with most of the other reviews. There weren't 2 tables of 8 and another table of 4 that ordered just before us,and the waiter informed us that there might be a bit of a wait for our food. Worth the wait. They... More 

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Thank Gavin J
Adelaide
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like all the other reviews said, this place is cool. Great value, good food. If I lived here I would eat at Chilli's every week

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Thank Wadstorm
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and wine and very good service. Fantastic cskes for dessert. We went there twice and will certainly be back!

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Thank Lena G
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my last dinner in KK, the food was fantastic, should totally try the truffle mashed potatoes, this place is a must visit for everyone!

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Thank JasmineLimHL
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chilli vanilla is one of few western places. The food is good and many local expats recommend it. Had a chicken wrap and it tasted great! Fresh ingredients and a fast wifi connection. Worth a visit when your in town

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Thank Bram t
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like others have said, don't let the exterior fool you. This little gem has a great varied menu and the food we had was delicious! The chef coped easily with my no garlic request and whipped up a meal I really enjoyed. My wife who is not usually adventurous had the chilli chocolate bead and asked if we could return... More 

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Tabatinga, AM
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited two times and both occasions proved, that it was a good decision. We tried Hungarian, Mexican and European style food and while all was adjusted to local taste, everything was enjoyable. Staff recognized us the second time and already asked about our selection the previous day. Attentive, kind people. The owner has strict quality standards since the very beginning... More 

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Thank Attilak36
Pagadian City, Philippines
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint and narrow-spaced. It really depended on how you look at the shop. Personally, I loved the intimate setting - a good place for first dates. The food can be a bit unfamiliar to most, but my advise is to try the duck wrap or duck carbonara. I might be biased since I do have a strong liking to duck... More 

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Thank Che_Che1988
Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Small place but nice and very reasonable seems to close a bit early the manager was pleasant and helpful it's worth a visit and there's a good bar a couple of doors up

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Thank Roger1878
United Kingdom
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with a party of 6 people after reading positive reviews. Food and service was excellent, definitely recommend visiting when in KK. Calamari and meatball starters were excellent. Interesting menu with some traditional Hungarian dishes, also tortillas, pasta and salads and lots of vegetarian/gluten free dishes. Fresh juices and cocktails available. Only downside was serving of goulash was... 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: European, International, Mediterranean, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?