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Gusto Food & Wine

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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Lot 17, KK Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 16-824 1829
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were here 4 times during our visit in KK. The pizzas were fantastic - so good. We also tried the very delisious greek salat. Definately a place to go!

Thank Annette H
Klang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last week end The menu looked inviting But the service was so slow that by the time the food came we were not hungry anymore. As some reviews have called it the best Italian food in KK This might be in some peoples openion but we did not think so. Just by reading the owners comments to... More 

Thank Kumar S
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant should be number 1. We have trained in Florence in Italian cookery and the food served by the lovely Italian chef in this restaurant is as good as Italy. Fresh, genuine ingredients... Simply sublime. This restaurant perhaps doesn't know how good it is and needs to employ a few more waitresses because the place was full and only... More 

1 Thank Princessslugslime221
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

it was so surprising to find in Kota Kinabalu such an high quality Italian cousine! the food is fresh and traditionally Italian made and composed, the pizza, made at the Roma's style (which means it is thin and light) was so delicious and so was the salad, the cozze soutè and all we had .. we just couldn't believe we... More 

Thank TheLadyInTheWater
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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245 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We basically opted for this place due the menu AND the availability of a seafront table. Glad we did, because we had some really tasty and thin pizza. They have decent wine too, so nearly can't go wrong.

Thank Patrick B
Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's a strange feeling when you, sitting in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, realize that you are at the best Italian restaurant you've ever been to. But that's how it is. If you're in KK, you should eat at the waterfront. The sunset here is amazing. Of some reason, Gusto is often less crowded than the other places, so also a... More 

Thank OddNord
Iasi, Romania
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76 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

First night we had a pizza and my wife ordered the tuna carpacio. As it was not available we were offeted the salmon carpacio. The salmon was raw as it should but not treated in any way for bacteria and not fresh. The spicing was a joke, just some lime juice over it. Not threated and expired it tastes bad,... More 

Thank Apostol S
gusto-kk, Owner at Gusto Food & Wine, responded to this review

Since we're quite busy, only now got the time to reply your post. Salmon is fresh chilled shipped by air twice a week from Norway. Together with yellow fin tuna is our most popular dish. Packaging are vacuumed. What it should be an anti bacteria treatment?? Italian Carpaccio is simply marinated with extra virgin olive oil salt lemon, our salmon... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and ambience! Personally love everything they offer but their salmon won me over ( as a salmon-lover I'm not exaggerating ). Definitely a must place to try.

1 Thank mevilgenius
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an evening meal here, unfortunately the day was a little wet so we couldn't sit by the waterfront. We had the mussels which were on the OK to disappointing side but their tuna was so fantastic we instantly forgave them for the mussels!

1 Thank Emma H
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Solid, good food - and its prices are very reasonable considering the menu offerings are of a high quality (tuna carpaccio - heaven!) I am NOT a fan of the Waterfront area in general as I find it shabby and run down (not Gusto's fault). The whole area really stinks sometimes (also not Gusto's fault) but if you do happen... More 

Thank Shanduu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Lot 17, KK Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 16-824 1829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?