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“Super Hainan Chicken Rice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Restaurant - CLOSED

Bella Restaurant
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: MEET BELLA.. In Italian and Spanish, 'Bella' means beautiful...and she is! She's the elegant restaurant on Gaya Street, standing on the corner where the Jesselton Hotel is. But she's not just beautiful outside, she is inside too...You thought Bella was Italian, right? All pizza and pasta? Wrong. BELLA IS WORLDLY. She dropped 'Italia' a few years ago, and expanded her horizons. Dine at Bella and experience five different cuisines: Mediterranean, Latin, Middle Eastern, Indian and, of course, her local specialities by traditional cooks who have stayed with her all through the decades. Bella changes her menu every three months, to keep things fresh and exciting. BELLA IS LOCAL. Only around 10-12% of the food used is imported. The rest is sourced locally, creating personal relationships with local producers. Bella places an order for vegetables with farmers from the Ranau/Kundasang area; the vegetables are picked overnight and brought in at 9.30am the next morning.BELLA IS HEALTHY. She has a new range of healthy beverages, using all local fruits and with no sugar added. Bella doesn't fry the fish for her 'Fish & Chips', it's grilled - healthier and with more flavour. She knows what people in town like to eat, but she does it in a healthier way. No wonder she's beautiful ;)So now you know Bella. Why not make a date and let your taste buds fall in love?
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Super Hainan Chicken Rice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Straits settlement atmosphere in the centre of KK; the Hainan Chicken rice was excellent value and quality at MR25.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank dlaynmore
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English first
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place for young couple to hangout.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great place for young couple. Reasonable pricing. Great food. Friendly services. Perfect atmosphere for a date!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Barliak
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hong kong
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mediterranean flavors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Excellent value for money and friendly service for breakfasts, lunch and dinner, with a small but comprehensive menu of tastyItalian/Mediterranean dishes (including pizzas and Moroccan salad).

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
4 Thank barry f
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Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Set the Bar at a Height that Couldn't be Matched”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had our first evening meal here, on advice from our guide.
His advice could not be questionned. From the Bruschetta we had for entree to my wife's pizza main course and my Lamb shank main and panacotta sweet could not be faulted. This was topped off with cafe lattee all for about 90 ringgit.

Highly recommended

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Bake50
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great little place !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Kota Kinabalu for a week and it was hard to keep us away from this place for breakfast and dinner. We got to know the staff well who are all lovely, very friendly and great to chat with about the area. This restaurant has an old world charm about it being part of the Jesselton hotel and this creates a lovely atmosphere. They have great food, huge pizzas and daily deals which are too hard to turn away from as the quality of food and service for the money is just too appealing ! We were sad to say goodbye to Bella and thought its only right to let others in on this little gem in kota kinabalu!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Laurenradford84
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