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“A Great and fast chinese food restaurant”

5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork
Ranked #57 of 572 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Great and fast chinese food restaurant”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

They have a lot of restaurants around Kota Kinabalu. Their food is cheap, fast and tastes great. The chicken rice is really worth a 5 star rating.

  • Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good, quick Chinese food”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Located in KK's main shopping mall, tucked away on the 4th floor, it is a busy and frequently crowded open plan Chinese restaurant. Freshly cooked duck, chicken and pork hangs near the entrance and the menu is displayed - along with many color photographs - on the walls. The food is fresh, quick and cheap. For example, barbecue pork with rice (and complimentary bowl of soup) is USD 2.50. There are more expensive items on the menu as the complexity increases, but everything is still very affordable.

Another worthwhile feature is the freshly squeezed orange juice (and presumably other juices as well). It is genuinely freshly squeezed, not poured out of a carton.

I have noticed that later in the day not all dishes are available - the barbecue pork seems to sell out quickly because it is so popular. My only observation is that sometimes the meat or poultry is served less than hot - but that's a minor quibble.

Very good value if you want a fast, nice meal in basic surroundings.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank KymBergmann
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible food”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We had chicken rice for dinner on 13th Dec 2012. The chicken was served cold and the rice was not cooked very well. We found many hard or uncooked grains even though the portion is big.

Never want to go back again

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1 Thank annovix
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“5-star like its name”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Whenever I'm in this mall with my mom and it's lunchtime, we just need to look at each other and say "Are we eating there?" and we both know where we're referring to. It is definitely the go-to lunch destination for a lot of people - especially office workers. But shoppers love to go there as well. What can I say? The food is consistently good. Yes, the price is rather exorbitant for normal chinese food but I don't know what else to say.. I keep going back for more.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank KKgirl93
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southampton
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food & Reasonable Price”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We ate at the J. Gaya Street restaurant, had sweet & sour pork, steamed rice, mixed vegetables, & Thai spare ribs, all very good and great value, would recommend this place if ever you are in KK.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank jomocards
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