Category: Where to eat

Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu

With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Now, the first branch in East Malaysia is open and it is located in Kota Kinabalu!

The place needs little introduction, food, drinks and entertainment are what HRC is known for. There’s also the famous Rock Shop where visitors will be able to buy rock n roll themed merchandises as well as Kota Kinabalu-specific merchandises.

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 11:30am to 10.30pm (Full Menu)
10:30pm till late (Snack Menu)

Sun-Thurs 11:30am till late
Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holidays 11:30am till late

Pub Hours (Live Music) – 21 Year of Age And Above – 10.30pm till late

Mon-Sun 10:30pm-10.30pm

Getting There
Hard Rock Cafe is located at Oceanus Waterfront Mall

5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork

5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork Restaurant has a branch each in Centrepoint, Gaya Street, City Mall and Suria Sabah, all located in Kota Kinabalu.

If you are looking for BBQ Pork in char sui or sui yuk style, 5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice & BBQ Pork Restaurant is a good choice. Besides that, this restaurant offers a variety of dishes, with the most popular among them being BBQ meat and traditional chicken. Another popular dish is the chicken rice that gets accompanied with chicken, pork and duck dishes. The food here is nicely presented with them being tasty, authentic and extremely affordable. List of other crowds- pullers include BBQ pork noodles, King Do noodles, sweet and sour fish rice, seafood flat noodle and double boiled soups. This place is a must visit and should be placed high in everyone’s itinerary.

Little Italy, Kota Kinabalu

Wanting for an Italian food yet ignorant regarding where to go to conciliate your yearning while in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah?

Worry not! You can come to the Little Italy. Being one of the most seasoned Italian eateries in Kota Kinabalu, exceptionally well known among local people and oversea explorers since the year 2000. Situated in the Capital Hotel, adjoining Wisma Merdeka and within walking distance from the Suria Sabah.

They serve the best pizzas around the local area. And believe me that their spaghetti’s are likewise the yummiest in Sabah, and might be the entire nation. Furthermore, they have a consistent stream of return clients to demonstrate their point. Wanting to eat something that is more healthy? No stresses, they serve low-fat dinners for those who want to keep in shape.

At Little Italy here you will never short of decisions, but it might be hard for you to choose it as there are more than 50 sorts of Italian sustenance on the menu! Besides, Mr. Luciano and wife, the owner of Litlle Italy, continually insert new Italian dishes in their menu! Believe me, credible Italian formula is conferred here and you won’t discover any Asian sustenance on the menu.

Another fascinating truth about Little Italy that you may wanna know is they made every one of the sorts of pasta and sauces at their own particular manufacturing plant in KK to ensure the freshness of the pasta and food ingredients.


PHONE: 088-232231

23, Jalan Haji Saman,
Ground Floor, Capital Hotel,
88813 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

El Centro, Kota Kinabalu

El Centro is a laid-back eatery and bar in the focal point of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and they open 7 days a week from twelve noon until midnight. “Eat. Drink. Enjoy.” is their motto, and it is an easy one to follow when you are here as they provide with tantalizing dishes on their menu.

It is not unusual things if you come here and enjoy the lively atmosphere and wind up staying throughout the night.
Their half open air bistro suits for those who want to drink and feasting. Plus, they provide a cozy internal design that is the ideal vantage point to taste an icy drink and watch the world rush by.

The owner of El Centro are smart and creative in attracting customers to come to their bistro by holding themed nights such as Mexico Monday, Tequila Tuesday, Pub Quiz and Salsa once-scale and live music Wednesday evening, they also offer a lot of other variety and a lot more reasons to get out and visit El Centro!
El Centro has faith in solid, crisp and tasty sustenance at reasonable costs. They have an everyday beverage and nourishment specials and endeavor to serve a wide assortment of both worldwide and local. They trust that the greater part of their menu things are made equivalent.
They happen to rehearse a touch of preference where these few menus are concerned: the Mezze Platter, Greek Salad (or make it a Wrap), the Homemade Beef and Veggie Burgers, the Pesto Chicken Pizza and all of their Tacos are homemade!


**the kitchen closes at 10 PM, but the bar is open until much later.


Address: 32 Jalan Haji Saman (Opposite Wisma Merdeka), Kota Kinabalu |

Ph: 014 862 3877 

Open: Tue – Sun, Noon – Midnight

Pasta Pasta

Have you ever wondered where you can find a cheap but delicious pasta with only RM6.50? Well, you can stop your searching as you can get it here at Pasta Pasta.

Situated at the 3rd block of Gaya Street, it might be a little bit hard for you guys to find it. But just look up for the signboard “PASTA PASTA” and we are here!

It is easy as 1,2 & 3 !

1st Step
– Choose the Pasta that you want. They provide more than 5 varieties of Pasta where you can choose.
Such as Spaghetti, Vermicelli, Fettuccine, Linguine, Macaroni, Penne Rigati and etc.

2nd Step
Choose you sauce!
Here in PASTA PASTA you can choose from 3 different sauce which is Tomato sauce, Cream sauce and Pesto Sauce.
Well, for me personally I usually will go for Cream Sauce with EXTRA cheese.

3rd Step
Choose your toppings!
This is where you can choose either you want seafood, minced beef, meat ball, chicken breast, italian sausage or streaky beef mushroom to be your toppings.

You just have to wait less than 5 minutes to be served , and wala! you can enjoy your pasta now!
Yes! with only RM6.50 you fill your stomach with this delicious pasta. I promise you that you will not regret it.

Location :
108, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Operation Hours : 9 AM – 9 PM daily.

Telephone: 088-280790

Biru-biru Cafe

Looking for a place where you want to have western but with a touch of local food? Worry no more as you can get it at Biru-biru Cafe.

It situated nearby our beloved Atkinson Tower which it is one of the Sabah historical monument.
It was previously owned by Borneo Backpackers and has undergone major face-lift and spruce up.

The interior is decorated with collections of paintings and stuff which they get from their travelling which really amazed me. If you are looking for Biru-biru Cafe, you just have to look up the sign “Sharikat Biru Biru” above the entrance.

I actually heard about Biru Biru Cafe from one of my food lovers friend where he suggest me to go and have a dinner there. And I fall in love with their Spaghetti Tuhau! Yes! You read it right. Tuhau is one of our traditional veggies in Sabah. And I was impressed with the taste as I never thought that Tuhau will taste so much better with spaghetti!

“Pusas” is a Dusun word which translate as snacks that normally served accompanient with alcohol ( similar to chips and nuts with beer)
They serve a few types of Pusas in their menu such as;
1. Hinava (It was made from fish and mixed with lime juice, bird’s eye chili, slice shallots and grated gingers)
2. Roti Canai Quesadilla
3. Tuhau Chips with Tuhau Salsa
4. Deep Fried Okra Sprinkled with Cumin

One of the popular desert that they serve here is the Waffle with Coconut Ice cream & Gula Melaka. It really yummy! and I bet anyone that tasted it will agree with me too! 🙂

Location: 24, Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The Cafe is nestled amid the backpackers area, next to Asian Tourism Institute, facing the main road.

Cuisines: Local dishes and Western Dishes( local twist).

Operating Hours: 8am-11pm ( 8am-Late Hours on weekends)

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