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RM 47 - RM 212
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Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 April 2024 via mobile

Located close to everything we dropped into Chilli Vanilla purely based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The food was fresh - we had the veggie plate and bruccetta - and service was fast. Prices were on the higher side, but we were happy...to pay to get some fresh fruit and veggies. 🥰 $60RM for 2 drinks and 2 plates.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Super owners Super food Super location They spread love whit their work Can t miss this ! DeCecco Italian pasta Amazing lamb shank A real cuddle in KK!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here in KK. If you are a bit tired of rice and noodles, then this is a good option. The veggie plate was great and the chicken cordon blue cooked to perfection. So good, we returned a second time.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

A great find - authentic Hungarian cuisine operated by a Hungarian. Although I ordered a pasta, the owner subsequently shared her views about her favourite Hungarian dishes, so a tip is to ask her before you order - unless you are already initiated into this...cuisine. Loved the food and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

After having been away from home for nearly 2 weeks we wanted something different to what we'd been having and this little gem didn't disappoint. Pizza, European , middle Eastern and local cuisines all merged here. And surprisingly well I has a crepe filled with...mince covered in a creamy paprika sauce. So good!! Another of our group had Fajita's (did I mention the Mexican?) being a notoriously picky eater she raved about her meal. A definite must visit..More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Food was lovely and service was great. I had the special of chicken cordon bleu and my husband had the chicken paprika, which were both tasty. I would recommend if you fancy something different aside from Asian food.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

lovely lovely food, service, drinks, atmosphere. staff were lovely, service was speedy, food was exceptional.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

A gem in Asia..thanks and thanks and thanks... Incredible cooking with love and passion... Made us feeling back in Europe after being 1.5 years in Asia. Please visit when you are in KK. Try the Goulash, Lamb Burger, Bolognese and and and. Normally we never...visit 2 nights in a row the same restaurant, but here we did. Thanks to all the team ..More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

The food here was amazing; what a great find. We searched out this little restaurant having read the recent excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and we were so glad that we did. The menu is large and there is food to suit all tastes but, if...you want something delicious and out of the ordinary, try one of the specials from the board. The chef has clearly selected these dishes for a reason and they are presented with style. Save room for desert! The homemade Hungarian cakes are to die for, especially the 1.5 metre cake made from grandma’s recipe. Service was charming and the price was amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for a different one and we're pleasantly surprised. Charming atmosphere (with good air conditioning) and a diverse menu of Asian, Middle Eastern and Hungarian influences. There is a great starter platter of hummus, bobeganous and vegetables. The lamb...burger is excellent. The service is prompt and courteous. There were quite a few other parties dining, but no wait. I would go back again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

What a fantastic find in KK. Casual and friendly and the meals were divine. Mixed salad was fresh and tasty. The pappardelle was divine. Tasty Italian flavours, husbands dish of salmon with a creamy sauce was perfect. Great depth of flavour. House red wine was...a welcome surprise. My guess a cab Sav. Definitely a 11 out of 10 experienceMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

There is no Coincident that Chito vanilla is in top 10 restaurant in KK for TripAdvisor. Last dined on 2 April around 1 pm Ordered lamb meatballs and a salad As usual food took at least 20-25 minute because Chef&Patron herself cooked them a la...minute very fresh and spot on taste Their lamb burger is my favouriteMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023 via mobile

It’s on the main road but the road noise is not obtrusive and it’s cool inside! We ended up eating here twice and coffee ( the best in town) on a daily basis. The staff remember you ; nice to come here and be greeted...by such a cheerful bunch Oh yes, the food; Western range with especially good burgers both beef and veggie. My chicken fajitas were less successful but ordering a Mexico dish in a Hungarian restaurant in Borneo was always a big ask.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2022 via mobile

Dined on 13 Nov Sunday solo around 11:30 am, Ordered Bruchetta , lamb burger and chocolate cake All was great Lamb burger could have been cooked less however I did not request that way All was tasty and prepared with passion (easy to notice)

Date of visit: November 2022
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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
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DGO4
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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.
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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
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4