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US$10 - US$45
Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

Few doors away from El Centro, having read the reviews decided to give it a go. Item we wanted had run out so we both opted for the lamb chili instead. Meal was very good and filling, unable to scoff a dessert this time. The...owner welcomed us while there which was a nice touch. All in all, a nice meal and recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Chili vanilla is like always good standard , lovely service and very tastefull food. Lovely small resturant talking care of you. One of the best frosen margarita in town. You will never be disapointed . Looking forward to be back again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Worth coming back to KK for! We came back twice and totally loved it. Run, don't walk to this place!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

We found this lovely little place close to our hotel. The food was delicious and we ate there a few times. The price is excellent and the staff very friendly. If you get chance give this place a go you won’t regret it

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 December 2019

We've been living in Kota Kinabalu for 7 years so it's not our first time in Chili Vanilla but it might be the last. The quality of the food is decent, overpriced but we know it. The service in this restaurant is in slippery slope....The staff who is absolutely clueless could at least be nice and welcoming. The lack of organisation in the kitchen is obvious, as a result the dishes were dispatched randomly to the 4 different tables when were there. After passing our order, my daughter was served about 2 mn later, my wife had to wait another 25 mn to get the same dish while some clients at the 3 other tables got served. After 40 mn I indicated jokingly to the waiter or waitress, not sure, that I was fully ready for my Turkish salad... Soon understanding that it was not ready yet I decided to cancell my order. I'm still wondering why this place is so highly rated ahead of so many better restaurants in KK. Instead of resting on her past laurels, the Lady boss should tighten the bolts of her organisation.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

If you need a break from Asian food this restaurant packs a mean punch. Who would have thought that KK would feature a Hungarian restaurant? But you can also get healthy salads, soups and a hummus dip which don’t have meat. They also have great...juices with no sugar. Amazing for sugar mad Malaysia. And the gluten free desserts are lovely. The heated chocolate ganache is yum! Service is quick and efficient if not very friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 October 2019

A very cozy place to eat and menu choice is really delicious. My favourite is the chicken Corde Blue.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is a nice, cool place to eat dinner. The smoothies are really nice and the burgers are extremely tasty. The staff are really helpful and it is in a great location.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

I was in a group of three and we were all in agreement that this place was excellent. We had the hummus, lamb kofta and calamari to start. All exceptional. For mains, we ordered two from the specials board (truffle infused porcini tagliatelle, chicken roulade),...and one menu item; lamb bolognese. Mains were excellent. Sampled a few drinks: elderflower gin and tonic, no-sugar mojito, few beers... all served with smiles. I cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you for such wonderful service and amazing food. Will definitely have to eat here again before we leave 🥰 Austin, Evelyn and CatrionaMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, amazing food! We had Hungarian chicken, cauliflower soup and pasta special! Any Aussie or anyone else needs to come here!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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29 March 2019|
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Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi. my apologize for late reply. We dont use any additives, soya sauce oyster sauce ect. or MSG in our dishes. We use organic salad and vegetable whenever its possible and halal meat. Best Regards.
Stellar L
23 November 2018|
Response from PattufromSG | Reviewed this property |
No idea you can ask. But it’s a popular place in evenings. Afternoons seem empty. You can try your luck there then
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
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Yes, Chilli Vanilla offers takeaway services.

Chilli Vanilla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4