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Chilli Vanilla

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35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I sometimes feel guilty about eating western food while in Asia, but after a bad experience the other night, we went to Chilli Vanilla, and had a very nice late lunch/dinner. I tried the chili, and while not the best ever (have you tried the Green Chili in Colorado), it was quite good with enough heat to make it interesting... More 

Thank Mike S
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its literally ok. Service ok with a very sad waitress Food ok everything ok but whats not absolutely ok that this place is the big No 1 restaurant. No no way. Its a back street cafe selling back street food on a reputation of not alot. If you are a Brit i would not recommend this at all.There are 1000s... More 

Thank Anita S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in KK, this restaurant is our favorite for sure, ate there for lots of times. The food is just amazing, with a authentic Hungarian touch, gulasch soup is great. Even pastas are freshly made and taste great. The cocktails are very good, try Banana-Nana and you'll love it directly. The staff is lovely and always with a... More 

Thank yanzhang85
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our week-long stay in KK we went to this place three times. It's no doubt the best bar/restaurant we tried in KK. The drinks are amazing and reasonably priced. The food is really great and the service is both friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Andreas A
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at this restaurant about 5 times during my time in KK. I ordered a different dish every time and each dish was delicious. The staff were attentive and prompt with their service.

Thank APinBKK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hungarian Sala restaurant in kota. Good goulash and pasta. Unusual cocktail with chilli in it. Very tasty

Thank 1RichardBrighton
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't regret anything you get here. It was our best mean in KK, however the prices are a bit. Staffs are nice, and the chef however is, is an amazing cook. They also accept credit cards which is convenient (there's a minimum limit of 50 or 60 ringitt)

Thank May_Malek
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chilli Vanilla had a great menu with a nice mix of dishes. We had the goulash and tortillas which were both delicious. The cakes were a big hit with my teenage daughters. Drinks were the best we have found in KK. We found the service excellent, again a rare thing in KK.

Thank mrsslkelly
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit over priced. You may have nice meal in grand Hyatt with the same price....which is just few steps away ..why not ?! 👎🏻👎🏼👎🏽👎🏾👎🏿

Thank traveleverysecond
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food-DELICIOUS♡♡, excellent service and friendly staff, a very relaxing atmosphere and place to hang out with friends or to spend quality time with family and love ones. Will definitely come back again!

Thank Ethel O

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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?