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Chilli Vanilla

35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“goulash” (28 reviews)
“tortillas” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (60 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had moroccan lamb stew w couscous - what a warm comfort bowl of goodness. Couscous was fluffy and lamb stew juicy and done just right. We also ordered lamb chop, beef burger and duck pasta which were all rather good. All in all, cozy lil...More

Thank mayooo87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was so yummy and we even had chicken kebabs with real chicken breast! A rarity in Borneo. Amazing hoummus, mint sauce and tzatziki too! I would highly recommend. And they have lots of gf options marked on the menu... including pasta! The...More

Thank bethlions
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this little gem on trip advisor and thought we would give it a try, despite it looking basic when we walked past. So glad we gave it ago... Quick service, lovely food, and the house wine was fab. A really enjoyable evening! The...More

Thank amystevens1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 2 nights ago then popped in last night for a carafe (half bottle of Sav Blanc from Chile). Food is good, waiters attentive, wine very nice and all reasonable prices. Nice little restaurant.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quality of food. Very enjoyable. Prompt service also. Visited here twice also. Free WiFi. Reasonable prices

Thank Muireann D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, nice drinks, veggie wrap was decent and burger was alright too. I would say overrated though, especially for the price. Lunch for 2 was 85MYR so around £16... Severely overpriced in my opinion.

Thank charlotte d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chilli Vanilla was a brilliant way to end my amazing 3 week expedition to Borneo, it had excellent service, lovely desserts and the food was also very tasty! It is a very small restaurant which does not take bookings so make sure you get there...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Really does not come close to No1 in KK. The lentil soup was awesome. The goulash tough layers of oil and gristly, the Moroccan lamb 60% fat or sinew. Price fine, ambience non existent. Sorry went with positive approach and lentils / apple mojito had...More

Thank christopher G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very good and cosy restaurant. The hosts are very friendly and the food is very good! They serve mostly Hungarian and Italian food.

Thank devriesbas
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Top of trip advisor for a reason Easy to find Great food n plenty of options Is a must if you are in KK

Thank Darius H
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12 August 2017|
Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for contacting us. We have quite a number of vegetarian options. The vegetarian grilled or fresh tortillas are the most popular. But we have vegetarian pastas like:broccoli n cherry tomato aglio olio, or... More
Saeed C
7 August 2017|
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Response from travelteacher2013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure but no pork and Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country.
30 April 2016|
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Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi, Im the owner and chef of Chilli Vanilla.Im Hungarian and live in Borneo for 9 Years My crew is local but I trained them personally in the last 5 years so in case im not around they also can prepare all dishes. We serve... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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
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Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.
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