Let’s go to Kota Kinabalu. Here are a variety of activities and seafoood-based foods that are interesting to try. We share 11 exciting eating places in Kota Kinabalu which has a positive review.

1.Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant

Address: Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang, P.O Box 23004, 88790 Luyang

Time Operation: Daily (730am – 2pm, 630pm – 11pm)

The restaurant takes the design of Minangkabau and is located on a lake of botanical gardens. A + for the atmosphere. Nelayan Village is also the only restaurant that performs traditional dances every night from 745pm to 845pm. So, it is very suitable and always be a tourist attraction. The restaurant menu consists of five sections, ala-carte, soup, rice and noodles, meat and dessert. For customers, Fisherman Village is a seafood paradise that you must try.

2. Restoran Masakan Sedap

Address: No. 1-0-1, Block B, Lot 20, Kolam Centre Fasa 2, Jalan Lintas, 88300 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Daily (12am – 12pm, 5pm – 12am)

To Muslims, you do not have to worry about eating here even though it is cultivated by a Chinese and non-Muslim. This is because the seafood restaurant has got a halal certificate from JAKIM. So, you will see many Muslims dining with you. Lots of food that the customer likes. Among them are Soh Shell Crab, Claypot Fish Head, Snail Pound, Honey Lamb, Fish Steam and more. Many customers feel that the price is quite expensive but recognizes the quality of its food can reach 4 stars.

3. Steamboat Bakar Kota Kinabalu


Address: Taman Mat Salleh Phase 2, 88200 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Setiap hari (530pm – 11pm)

This is a popular steamboat restaurant in Kota Kinabalu. You have a great selection of meat and seafood here. Everything is fresh and the price is also cheap. So, do not worry if you come in a lot. The restaurant is simple, clean and relaxing. But, not many mention this, but it’s a good meal and a good fit for a family meal. They also provide ice-cream, laksa and cendol as dessert. For Muslims, there is a surau reserved for prayer.

4. Warung Pokdi Kelate

Address: Sulaman Sentral, Sepanggar, 88450 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Tueday-Sunday(10am – 9pm)

Warung Pokdi Kelate is located near One Superstore and next to the Cosway Pharmacy. They serve peninsula cuisine such as Nasi Campur, Nasi Lemak, Berasa Nasi, Nasi Kak Wok, Nasi Gulai Ikan, Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu, and Laksa Penang. In addition, the menu is Roti Canai Cheese, Maggi Goreng and Cheese Cheese. The environment is quite noisy especially because of its proximity to busy places.

5. Lava KK Burger Bakar

Address: 88, Market Place Austral, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Tuesday-Sunday (11am – 11pm), closed on Monday

Lava KK is the first baked burger in Sabah established since 2012. They use 100 percent pure meat with fresh ingredients to make burgers made of the best quality. Average visitors agree that burger lovers should come here to try and give their own reviews. Besides burger, you can also try Chicken Chop, Meatball, Fish and Chip and Grill Chicken. The restaurant atmosphere is neat, clean and comfortable at an affordable price.

6. D’Place Kinabalu

Address: Lot 2.01 & 2.02, Tingkat 2, Plaza Shell, Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Sunday (6pm – 10pm),Tuesday (11am – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm),Wednesday-Friday (11am – 4pm, 6pm – 930pm), Saturday-Sunday (1130am – 10pm)

Try eat Kadazan Dusun ethnic food here to experience a close experience with Sabah. The spacious, air-conditioned restaurant is very peaceful with a combination of bamboo in its interior design. Among their well-known menus are sago or butod caterpillars. While it’s too exotic for some, many recommend that you try it. If you are new to Kadazan Dusun food and are not sure of the menu, try to get help from the server to help you. D ‘Place restaurant also introduces their culture with dance performances in their restaurant. Therefore, if you bring friends who are not from Sabah, this is definitely exciting to them.

7. Warung Bandung

Address: Lot 4, Block C, Lintas Jaya Fasa 1, Penampang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Daily (11am – 1030pm)

Penyet Ayam Rice and Berlado Roast Chicken are part of the menu at Warung Bandung. Yes, Warung Bandung is an Indonesian cuisine restaurant. It is said to be the restaurant that serves the best Yacht Chicken Rice in Kota Kinabalu. Spicy Sambal but it is compatible with Malaysian tastes. So, at peak time as in the afternoon, it is filled with customers and you may have to wait longer before getting your meal.

8. Borenos Fried Chicken

Address: Lot G23, Ground Floor, Star City North Complex, Jalan Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Everyday 24 hours

Like to eat fried chicken? The menu will definitely remind you of KFC’s famous brand. But many customers think Borenos Fried Chicken has a better taste than KFC. Outside is crisp and deep inside. They also have a burger if you want to add a meal. Most interesting because it is open for 24 hours daily. So you can come and eat whenever you want. Delivery around Kota Kinabalu is also available.

9. Mashawi Grill’s Nasi Arab

Address: Bandar Sepanggar 1, 88400 Kota Kinabalu

Waktu Operasi: Thursday-Tuesday (11am – 1030pm), closed on Wednesday

It is located beside to Hotel Tang Dynasty Bay. This restaurant is special for those who want Arab food. The food is delicious, served hot, less oily and in great quantities. Like the menus in Malaysian restaurants, they also have Mandi Chicken / Lamb, Kabsah, Kebab and so on. For your knowledge, Mashawi’s Grill is the only Arabic food restaurant in Sabah. Its interiors do not look like Middle Eastern style but are comfortable enough to dine.

10. Brunei Satay House

Address: Taman Indah Permai, Jalan Sepanggar – Menggatal, 88450 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Saturday-Thurday (11am – 10pm), Friday (130pm – 1030pm)

Get the taste of Brunei’s Malay cuisine at Brunei Satay House. The satin is soft and the beans are delicious enough. Choose either chicken satay, meat, goat and stomach. There is not much to say about it but it is the best and best food in Kota Kinabalu. Besides sate, they also have traditional Brunei food such as Kelupis, Kouchung, Ikan Ampap, Ambuyat, Pulau Rice Fried Rice, and more. The restaurant is owned by AG Shahril AG Ali and has been listed in Malaysia Delicious 100 Halal and Muslim Friendly Food. The restaurant is not so spacious, and there is no air conditioning. But it is quite comfortable to eat here.

11. Restoran D’Soka

Address: KM 17, Papar Highway, Kampung Laut Kinarut, 89600 Kota Kinabalu

Time Operation: Daily (1030am – 11pm)

D’Soka restaurant offers authentic Sabah cuisine. So, it is suitable for those who come from outside Sabah and want to try Sabah cuisine. Among the items in the menu are Ambuyat, Gulai Ikan, Kerabu Kerang, Sambal Ikan Masin, Buntut Sup, Black Meat and their famous Coconut Shake. The restaurant is quite comfortable for dining, tasty cottage food and the price is also reasonable.





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