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Chilli Vanilla

35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“goulash” (30 reviews)
“tortillas” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 472 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The eatery occupies one shop lot, highly recommend making a reservation. The food was delicious, we got the mezze plate to share, the broccoli and cream chicken pasta as well as their mushroom linguine pasta which was amazing! Did not enjoy the lamb racks and...More

Thank Kheng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant offers some unique fusion food: European and Asian. The portion has been decreasing lately and the prices has gone up slightly. However, if you don't mind these 2 things, the food is quite tasty and it is in the center of the...More

Thank FuTzeKong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This busy and friendly restaurant had a nice ambience. Had duck pasta which was great. Would recommend as a v good western alternative (with Hungarian influences) for an evening in KK.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but cozy. We had the hungarian goulash and chocolate beef stew which i thought was very creative and unusual. The taste was ok. Located not far from gaya Street

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 3 weeks of travelling around and sticking to plain rice and veg for fear of eating gluten this was a welcome change. They offer lots of gluten free dishes and my husband, who is not gluten free, also really enjoyed the food. Would highly...More

Thank Sarah-Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This became a sort of local place for us to eat. Good salads, great burgers and a selection of Hungarian dishes. I was a welcome change from eating rice, noodles or fried chicken. Don't miss out, give this place a go

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Needed some simple greenery in my diet and had a salad and vegis here, didn't disappoint. Big portions and really friendly service. I find KK pretty expensive in general and the prices here are what I expected for good western food. That is, cheaper than...More

Thank southern_skies_28
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great selection of western and worldly foods. Great friendly service and a nice vibe. Would definitely go again, just ran out of time.

Thank Deborah v
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nothing special. Just a regular western eatery? Food was a bit too expensive for Malaysian standards.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Who would have thought of enjoying Hungarian Goulash and Persian Lamb all at the same time but yes, two of the popular choices available, inexpensive but emmm really tasty. Love them all. Been here a couple of times and I sure will come again. Must...More

Thank BobSantos
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Questions & Answers
13 August 2017|
Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for contacting us. We have quite a number of vegetarian options. The vegetarian grilled or fresh tortillas are the most popular. But we have vegetarian pastas like:broccoli n cherry tomato aglio olio, or... More
Saeed C
7 August 2017|
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Response from travelteacher2013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure but no pork and Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country.
30 April 2016|
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Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi, Im the owner and chef of Chilli Vanilla.Im Hungarian and live in Borneo for 9 Years My crew is local but I trained them personally in the last 5 years so in case im not around they also can prepare all dishes. We serve... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  West Coast Division  >  Kota Kinabalu District  >  Kota Kinabalu
  • Phone Number: +60 88-238 098
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Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.
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