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35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lot of hype on TA about this place.Went here for a simple cappuccino, sent it back 3 times and still was hopeless with no froth and just black coffee. Not impressed with this place really.No management around to attend to customers needs which is a fail

Thank mojay1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to eat here after seeing all the good reviews and it being number 1 on trip advisor. The atmosphere was welcoming, restaurant is small with helpful staff. I had the dark chocolate braised beef. The meat was very soft and cooked very well however the sauce was a little too much for me. I am a absolute chocolate... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Lamb Burger was juicy and delicious, my wifes' Beefburger was disappointing with lots of gristly bits in the Beef pattie. It was very warm and humid in this restaurant even at night it was a little uncomfortable. Service was good.

Thank timsee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food..nice deco...hazelnut latte really satisfied me.But one of their staff,a female seems don't pay attention on me because i look local maybe..The cafe is just a small cafe,but i had to call her twice for the bill..But the other customers(male westerner),got her full attention..It's kinda funny

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long bus ride this place was a gem! Hot coffee & a good menu of choices! I even ordered a lamination!! Great stop for lunch with free wifi and friendly staff

Thank cherie_julie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the food there yummy and delicious. Nice environment and view. It is cozy even though just a small restaurant. I felt calm and relaxed while listened to the background music. I will always come back here for the Chicken Roulade main course Love it!

Thank mandrewj2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had diner with 3 business associate, one ordered the goulash , presentation was nice but portion was small, another fried ordered the Andalusian chicken with cous cous, it was ok, I had the aglio olio pasta with chicken, pasta was over cooked

Thank Wmunes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem! Was here last night and the food was the best we've eaten in Kota Kinabalu. The staff are amazing and the wine is well priced, hahaha. Enjoy 🙂

Thank Amanda R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the lemon and thyme chicken with mash potato and broccoli and it was delicious. For desert I tried a slice of carrot cake! Even nicer :) The staff were exceptional (well done to the owner) Only downside is the restaurant was a bit hot (I guess I am in Borneo!) so it's not a huge distraction. Thank you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chicken kabobs, which were delicious. They actually had decent wine available on the menu too. I was happy about this since most places in KK don't serve wine or it's really bad wine. Great little place with European food.

Thank TaraTreksTheGlobe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Hungarian, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?