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35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint little restaurant offering unexpected cuisine rare to find in KK. Friendly staff, quick service and tasty, good sized meals. Sweet potato fries were delicious! Worth a visit if you need a break from local cuisine.

Thank djross88
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favourite place to go to and will keep on coming back. They have the best cakes in town. Personal favourite is the the pecan cheese cake and chocolate Brownies. Staff are friendly and service is great.

Thank LemonadaNaturel
Vikarbyn, Sweden
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here just because of the good reviews and we wasn't disappointed! We took calamari and aubergine as starter both were very good. As main we eat chocolate and red wine beef and fish ( forget what) both very delicious but maybe too much flavour of chocolates in the beef. To dessert ice cream and mojito. The drinks was... More 

Thank Martiniulf
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like to eat there, but sitting in the place with its poor ventilation system makes me smell cooking and oil after I finish my meal. You can still take away

Thank Rula K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with a group of eleven 16 year olds who were always hungry and craving something familiar. Everyone single kid cleaned their plate - and the plates did not have skimpy portions. Great roast chicken, falafel, salad, and more. Desserts were especially wonderful. A great diversion from our week of stalls and local food.

Thank Susan R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent.. Thts chicken tortillas... Looks great... Portion could be more... Enf for me... First attempt to Hungarian food and not at all disappointed

Thank Praveen K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great little place! Food is amazing and very innovative! Try the chilli chocolate beef if you're feeling adventurous, it's actually amazing 👌🏻

Thank Richardstar
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first thing I have to say about this place is that the cocktails are incredible, and is one of the few places that seem to have great cocktails! Secondly, the service was ace. We asked them to bring out a cake when the birthday boy arrived, and they were just fabulous about it. The place was definitely an all... More 

Thank JinS186338
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Assume food. Good variety of food for most tastes. Great cocktails (mojitos). And after poor internet at our accommodation it has fast wifi.

Thank Gregor P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Came to Chilli Vanilla after hearing great reviews however was a little disappointed. The staff weren't too on point & actually had to get up to request things are few times. We ordered the sweet potato fries as entre, they were quite thinly cut which didn't give them much flavor. The Chicken Breast tasted delicious however, the cous cous underneath... More 

Thank Nicodoran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?