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35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
10:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Perth, Australia
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to eat at CV based on it’s reviews in TA, were not disappointed, both of us had the tortillas with extras, the tortillas were fresh and tasty, if you’re after a really cold beer go no further as the glass mug was chilled, pleasant atmosphere, another stand out was the service, prices were reasonable, bit of advice if... More 

Thank Bill B
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an ex - pat living in KK for four years I have visited his restaurant many times. Without fail the food and service has been outstanding. The menu has a great variety of dishes which you cannot get anywhere else in KK, providing western as well as good asian food too. The decor is tastefully done and the atmosphere... More 

Thank AlexJW91
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious vegetarian set menu of cauliflower soup, spaghetti with vegetables and followed by sweet warm cake. Service was warm and friendly. Very cheap and highly recommend

Thank Sylv R
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I was curious as this was highly rated in Trip Advisor. Definitely no disappointments here, service is great, menu is abundant and the food is great! definitely will revisit this place.

Thank Clement1982
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food and great place to get together. The staff was amazing and helpful. Definitely will come back again

Thank jonemmanuel00
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality and choice of food was amazing ! Service was superb too and if I had more time I would've gone back!

Thank fatimajj
Qinhuangdao, China
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came because it was #1 in KK on trip advisor, and we were not disappointed. Everything my friends and I are we enjoyed and the meals everyone around us had looked great too. Service was quick and pleasant. Worth it, we will be going back.

Thank MichaelJamesCole
Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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127 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply the best food I've had in Malaysia so far. Fantastic interpretations of Hungarian favourites with a little added pizzazz. We had the full starters, red wine, delightful pumpkin soup and stuffed chicken breast. Would definitely go again.

1 Thank LuisSilveiro
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem , wonderful atmosphere, extremely popular, ever so busy , but they say anything good is worth waiting for ! A very interesting menu with some very unusual and delicious dishes ... not cheap but good portions and mouth watering ... it's a welcome break from the norm !

Thank davidgary8
Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice restaurant meal to finish our stay in kk after days of street food. Chilli Vanilla did not disappoint. They offer a range of choice from middle eastern to some hungarian dishes. The service was very good and the food was good value! Thanks!

Thank marybee834

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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
Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.

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