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Spice Island


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Malaysian, Indian, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

The potential of this place is underdeveloped. The food is good with good presentation. Decoration is tasteful. Staff is good but somehow, it has never reached it's potential and seems to be slowly going downhill.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lankylee
SuteraHarbourResort, Manager at Spice Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lankylee, Thank you for taking the time to post a review in our TripAdvisor page. We apologise for the experience that did not meet to your expectation. Please be assured that this is not reflective of the usual service standards that we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019

We walked in to an empty restaurant with a big hall and nice seating arrangement. We came here because it was an all Indian menu and didn't feel like going out to Mother India again. We liked the menu and ordered a seekh kabab and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dashthefamilyguy
SuteraHarbourResort, Manager at Spice Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear dashthefamilyguy, Thank you for choosing The Magellan Sutera Resort as you home-away-from-home in Kota Kinabalu and thank you also for this valuable feedback. We apologise for the experience that did not meet to your expectation. Please be assured that this is not reflective of...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice place indeed, quiet, elegant and authentic. Very good service from the staff: a young man we forgot the name of, and a lady called Theresa: very helpful. Good menu offering a delicate mix of Malay and Indian cuisines, for meat, fish and seafood. Excellent...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable meal for our whole family of 10 ranging in age from 11 to 71 years. Thank you Theresa for helping us select dishes suitable for the children (less spicy) and for the adults. Every dish was delicious. The service was excellent. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mel_Perth_Aust
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Our family of ten celebrated my mother’s 70th birthday at this restaurant. Amazing food, sensational service led by Theresa and great location. Could not fault the food or service. Loved every minute of it. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank thomas28s
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited twice in the last week- we tried the Indian dishes on our first visit and then came back to sample the Malaysian. On our first visit the waiter was intent on putting us on an isolated table at the back of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Good food and good service, just a little too aircon cold. Wear a jumper and you will be fine. ;) Service was very welcoming and the food was not over spiced. Perfect for our kids. The restaurant is in the marina, take an Uber and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Topdog200
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This is really great place to eat Indian food loved the setting and attentive staff set menu great deal

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sabahfriendly
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Ordered 2 of their signature dishes and was not disappointed. Food did take a while to come but you know it’s freshly cooked then. Good value for money.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jenni M
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Eat outside as it is too cold inside. Food was good but not great. Service was good but not great. but you decide.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Graeme M
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