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Chiu's - The Modern Local

Lorong Komersil 88/2 | Shop D-G-8, 88 Market Place, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 88-204 185
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“lunch” (2 reviews)
“brown rice” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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European, Asian, Fusion, Cafe, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lorong Komersil 88/2 | Shop D-G-8, 88 Market Place, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was recommended by friends, not very impressed. Tot will have some exciting dish, but nothing special. Drinks are so so. Bangers n mash, homemade sausages are hard n dry. Chicken schnitzel just normal...to be honest, not an outlet I will return.More

Thank STTiong
EugeneC1002, General Manager at Chiu's - The Modern Local, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey ST, Thanks for dropping by with the family last Sunday and writing a review for us on TripAdvisor. Apologies as we were not able to impress you on your visit as both the savoury dishes you ordered were definitely tricky ones. For the home-made...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a group of friends for a get-together on a Saturday afternoon. It was a chill and calm cafe, great place to hang out especially on a hot weekend and away from the city traffics. The rice bowl was tasty filled with...More

Thank dadaboo2018
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Me and my friends went there twice during our trip to KK, once for dinner and once for afternoon tea, and we loved it. I only wished i have more space in my tummy that night to try out everything on their menu. They serve...More

Thank WSWN
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We were in KK for a short weekend and decided to try out Chiu's after a quick research on TripAdvisor. It was intended to be a short stop for coffee but we were distracted by the food menu. Chiu's emphasises a lot on using quality...More

1  Thank CR494
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

A cosy environment for a relaxing time to catch up with friends. Food wise, they serve fusion food with local Sabahan taste. Really delicious! And they do have scrumptious cakes as well! Plus...they serve comforting coffee too! Good food, good company, good ambience, good coffee...best...More

Thank ElaineMM85
Reviewed 14 May 2018

As the name suggests, it's not treated as a cafe so me and my friends expect they will serve foods and drinks that above standard in KK and they didn't let us down. First of all, the decoration of the restaurant is sort of a...More

Thank RyanW4217
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Although the restaurant is located in a business park area And is not near the city centre, my friends and I managed to make a visit on our way to the Airport as it is highly recommended by our local friend. It’s only 10 mins...More

Thank WongD17
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Nice food (beef rice bowl and pesto spaghetti are both delicious!) and very comfortable Scandinavian inspired environment.

Thank markkent82
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely dining experience at this hidden gem today. It’s a very cosy place and great for a lazy laid back lunch by yourself or with friends. I had a papaya smoothie and their signature Beef rice bowl and it was G.O.O.O.O.D !! I...More

1  Thank Jlm1983
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We Googled for a cafe to relax after hoping off the boat from our island stay in Kota Kinabalu and found Chiu's. Location is not too distant away from the airport and makes it rather convenient to stop by for a meal or coffee. The...More

Thank Darshillan R
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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lorong Komersil 88/2 | Shop D-G-8, 88 Market Place, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-204 185
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"A humble eatery trying to achieve great things. - Eugene, Co-founder of Chiu's We are a humble little eatery tucked in a relatively new commercial area, 88 Market Place. Besides priding ourselves in serving specialty coffee, we place our focus in creating modern dishes using the luscious ingredients our locality could offer.
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