8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

TripBlog
Mar 3, 2020

If we talk about "food paradise", Sabah certainly can't compare to Kuala Lumpur or Penang, but it also has lots of delicious food. Coming to Sabah for a holiday, of course, you hope not only to eat enough food, but also to eat well. Beautiful scenery and delicious food, this is the perfect holiday destination

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Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant: A Popular Restaurant for Local People
Twinsky Seafood Restaurant: A 30-Year Old Restaurant with Duty Free Seafood
Welcome Seafood Restaurant: A Cost-Effective Seafood Restaurant
Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh: The Best Meat and Bone Tea House in Kota Kinabalu
5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork: Delicious Hainan Chicken Rice Prepared with a Secret Recipe
Seafood Place Restaurant: A Seafood Restaurant Highly Recommended by Local People
Fong IP Cafe: Authentic Taste, Affordable Food
Fook Yuen: A Tea Restaurant with a Variety of Dishes

Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant: A Popular Restaurant for Local People

Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant is a seafood restaurant opened by Chinese people in Kota Kinabalu. It is the first one on the left at the gate to Asia City. Many local people like to dine here. There are many kinds of seafood here, such as zebra snails and the most famous tiger shrimp in Sabah. Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant's food is spicy but tasty. The ingredients are fresh. But of course, the price is relatively expensive.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Twinsky Seafood Restaurant: A 30-Year Old Restaurant with Duty Free Seafood

Opened in 1983, Twinsky Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant in Kota Kinabalu. This restaurant uses live seafood, not farmed seafood, and you can eat major sea food from the deep-sea there, so its prices are slightly higher. Most diners there are tourists because you can get a tax exemption of 16%. The restaurant's cream tiger shrimp is the most famous, and is said to be the best in the local area.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Welcome Seafood Restaurant: A Cost-Effective Seafood Restaurant

Welcome Seafood Restaurant is famous for its high cost-to-value ratio, so it is very popular. You often need to wait in line for a meal during meal times. Every dish in this shop comes in a generous portion, and the average person can eat until their satisfied for just 200 yuan. The signature dish, cream tiger shrimp, is a must-try for every diner. It should be noted that fresh ingredients are used, so the sea food may be sold out if you arrive too late!

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh: The Best Meat and Bone Tea House in Kota Kinabalu

Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh is one of the must-have dishes in Kota Kinabalu. The meat and bone tea restaurant only opens at 4 p.m., but its business is very hot. When it comes to meal time, there is always a very long line. If you want to eat, you have to get there early. Ye Liangde, the boss of the restaurant is from Guangdong Province. He started to make meat and bone tea here at the age of 22. He has been making meat and bone tea for more than 30 years. He starts early every day and cooks it for seven or eight hours with pig bones, Sichuan shell, angelica, Chinese wolfberry and other ingredients, without interruption.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork: Delicious Hainan Chicken Rice Prepared with a Secret Recipe

The “5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork” on Gaya Street is known to serve the most delicious Hainanese chicken rice in Kota Kinabalu. The restaurant's chicken rice is unique for its secret sauce. It's delicious with everything. Moreover, the chicken is thick and tender, and the soup is delicious. The rice is of a very high quality, and is cooked in chicken oil, giving it a shiny appearance. The restaurant has several branches in Kota Kinabalu. In addition to chicken rice, there is also barbecue, wonton and other Hong Kong Style cuisines.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Seafood Place Restaurant: A Seafood Restaurant Highly Recommended by Local People

Seafood Place Restaurant is a restaurant that's not very popular, because it is rarely mentioned in travel guides. Few tourists dine in this restaurant, and those who dine at the restaurant are mostly local people. There are many kinds of seafood in this restaurant. You can select which fish and crab to eat one by one. The owner is Chinese. You can also pick from a selection of different flavors when ordering. This shop is just opposite Jeston Wharf. You can go there to eat directly after visiting Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Fong IP Cafe: Authentic Taste, Affordable Food

Fong IP Cafe on Gaya Street is known for its laksa, which is not only authentic in taste but also uses great ingredients, including shrimp, crab legs and fish meat. Therefore, although the price is more expensive than in other restaurants, there are still many diners. Its salted orange ice is also a local specialty. It tastes cool, sour, and sweet. It's really refreshing to drink a cup of it on a hot day. In addition, three-color tea and three-color coffee are both recommended by the boss, and both have a very good reputation.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Fook Yuen: A Tea Restaurant with a Variety of Dishes

Fook Yuen has many branches in Kota Kinabalu. Because it is well-promoted in travel guides, many tourists go there to dine. The restaurant provides self-service ordering, is rich in Malaysian dishes, Chinese staple foods, as well as various Hong Kong Style dim sum milk teas. The important thing is that the price is quite affordable. The most famous dishes in the restaurant are butter bread and white bread. Fried rice noodles, fried noodles, crab balls, fish balls, and chicken wings are also recommended by lots of netizens.

8 Best Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia