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Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

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No. 20 Jalan Aru | Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
606088327868
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Sabah, Malaysia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Despite what people tell you, this is not the only place to see the sunset in Kota Kinabalu. This place is nice but expensive and sometimes quite crowded. Drinks and food are as you would expect in any good tropical resort. The sunset is spectacular but you can get the same view for free just down the road at Tanjung... More 

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Thank OriginalNutbag
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear OriginalNutbag, I am very sorry to hear that the Sunset Bar did not meet your expectations. We are happy to have had you come by anyway and hope to see you in the resort again one day soon. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Make reservations to avoid disappointment. The sunset from this vantage point is amazing.Food is also quite delectable. It is like an appendix off the hotel so when having a cocktail it feels as though u floating off a barge in the sea. Not too sure if its reserved for hotel guests only but many people gather around the area to... More 

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Thank Saadia E
ShangriLa_TAH, Director Of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Saadia E, Thank you so much for giving us full rating of the Sunset Bar. This Bar has been recognised as one of the world's top 7 places to view the sunset and we can't agree more! We do welcome guests from out of the resort but they have to pay a minimum charge to come into the area.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great staff very very good view of the sunset. Happy hour 1600 - 1700hrs. Good selection of drinks and cocktails. Also barbecue food.

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Thank iaingrumpy
ShangriLa_TAH, Director Of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear iaingrumpy, Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review and for giving us full rating. I'll be sure to share your review with Rosley and his team at the Sunset Bar! Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu More 

Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The setting of the bar is good, the location is good but the drinks they sell, especially the cocktails are of a low standard. The long island and caprina I ordered was just too diluted and did not have much of a taste. The seating arrangements there are really nice if you get the sea facing mats its a bonus.

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Thank AlvinLah
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear AlvinLah, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the resort. We truly appreciate the feedback you had given us and will improve our recipes for the drinks served at the Bar. We do hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort... More 

Los Angeles, California
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153 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I wish I'd stayed at this hotel instead of the one in the city. The grounds are fantastic and this bar is very special. If you are staying in the city, make the trip out there at least once and if you're staying at this hotel, you already know.

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Thank Terry D
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Terry D, It's a date then! We can't wait to check you in the next time you return to Kota Kinabalu. Thank you so much for this review. If you have any amazing photos, we'd love to see them. Can you tag us when you share them on social media? #ShangriLaTAH Until we meet again, safe travels always. Yours... More 

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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The view is very nice and good location for drink during sunset. Food is not good at all and overpriced. Service is very slow. Go for a drink but avoid the food.

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Thank JohanL83
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JohanL83, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the resort. I am very sorry to hear that we had fallen short of your expectations when you visited us recently. Please accept our sincere apologies. We will work on improving our foods and services immediately. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again.... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Service is great with some staff and some are average and most times need to look for the staff to make your orders. Beverages are pricey but for you are at a 5 star resort with the most amazing view of the sunset. Has a good selection of wine lists and cocktails.

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Thank LemonadaNaturel
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear LenonadaNaturel, "The Best Sunset View In Town".... thank you for this! I can't wait to share this with the Sunset Bar Manager Rosley Bulat and his team! Until we meet again, happy holidays and safe travels always. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This Sunset Bar mainly for hotel guest which most of them are foreigner. But local people also enjoy the moment at there especially on weekend! You can spend your time and enjoy with friends, families, couples for couple of drinks and some snacks over there. If you like Sunset and Sea Scene, this is the place you should/must pay a... More 

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Thank JoeJoe888
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JoeJoe888, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you had had such a relaxing time at the Sunset Bar. Can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Have a wonderful and safe New Year celebration! Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa,... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Yes you read the title correctly. During our first week it was extremely busy at the sunset bar and the area around it. We were lucky in that the sunsets were not very good. During or second week it was less populated and the sunsets were stunningly good. One evening it rained, the sunset bar was completely empty! We left... More 

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Thank David N
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear David N, Thank you for this review. We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time at the Bar after the sun had set. The peace and quiet at the Bar at that time is so calming, isn't it? We look forward to welcoming you back home to Sabah next year. Happy holidays! Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong... More 

Perth, Australia
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly, we didn't make it on time for sunset, but the view and ambience was still gorgeous. Was served quickly. Drinks were good, food was okay. Pretty average actually. However, most disappointing was service. Even though it was not busy, we had to ask to have our plates cleared after 25 minutes of empty plates sitting on our table. We... More 

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Thank monniemoo
ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear monniemoo, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Bar. We are very happy to hear that you had enjoyed the sunset but apologise for the service. We will retrain our colleagues to ensure that they deliver the Shangri-La standards of service at all times. Meanwhile, we wish you safe travels always and happy holidays.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, Malaysian
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 20 Jalan Aru | Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: 606088327868
Description
Located in Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Peppino’s is amongst Kota Kinabalu’s treasured culinary locations for Italian fine dining. Touted as one of Malaysia’s Best Restaurants since 2002, Peppino’s promises patrons impeccable authentic Italian cuisine complemented by unforgettable Shangri-La hospitality.

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