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“Economy Rice for the Economical Traveler” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Centre Point Basement Food Court

Centre Point Basement Food Court
Jalan Partial Baru | Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Ranked #120 of 342 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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63 restaurant reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Economy Rice for the Economical Traveler”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Finding great food especially when you are alone, have no experience in a new place and struck with the hunger pangs is a major catastrophe. Thankfully, if you're shopping around in Center Point, economical food is in abundance. You can literally try out the food around the place outside if you're feeling adventurous or just blend in with the lunch crowd at the basement food court for some local variety. It is here that you get to pick and choose the bunch of dishes made available on the dish stands but be forewarned that hygiene purposes may be a question of conscience. I use to drop by here to have a quick lunch - several times on the vegetarian only shop and sometimes on other stalls that sells meat. I have to admit that for a quick hunger satisfying meal, this place is a heaven, but expect a lot of rowdy noises ranging from chit-chatting to kids screaming at the top of their lungs. In view of the lunch hour, you might need to share your table with others as well, but people are generally nice around here so that's not a problem.

Though, if that's not the kind of environment that you are used to in dining, you may want to try the franchise outlets instead - KFC and McDonalds are just a distance away. Oh and uh... most of the food outlets here promotes self service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dirty place to eat”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Saw rats running around! Go to Palm Square for your meal instead. Otherwise stick to KFC or McDonald's outlets. Old and run down. Sitting are always almost full especially with Filipinos

Visited April 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Truly local venue”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I usually go there just for light snack and drink nearby entrance with better ventilation. The place has poor ventilation which need to improve upon and cleanliness is at your own risk so look carefully when scooping food from the large tray. It is normally packed with people because it is cheaper especially the chicken rice. You do get plenty choices of food since they generally serve economical food smorgasbord style.

Recently they did touch up on the facade of the food court.

As for service it is debatable....since most people who serve you understand mostly in Malay. Most staffs are not trained to use disposable glove and sometimes finger or thumb might dip into your sauce or soup noodle. Hence why I gave it poor on rating. Do ask how they charge you food and drink if you are not sure or doubt that is the correct price because some restaurants do not have proper price signage or update their price signage.

There are also fast food restaurants such as McDonald, KFC, Pizza Hut and Kenny Rogers on the same area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great food, great prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We ate a couple of times at the food court here, hidden away on the bottom floor.
There is loads of choice of local food, very reasonable priced, and very quick service (or self service depending where you eat). Couldn't fault it.
There are also fast food places like McD's and KFC, but we like to eat local food not stuff we can get at home!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Just a Food Court Basement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

All the normal,Macca's,KFC, Pizza Hut plus some local food stores nothing spectacular. Found there were too many restaurants and cafes alike and nothing jumped up and grabbed us for great food......

Visited April 2013
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