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Chilli Vanilla

35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-238 098
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“goulash” (25 reviews)
“tortillas” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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35 Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could easily have been one of our best meals in KK-the pumpkin soup was delicious, the onion rings the best my husband had ever had and the chicken and cheese burger was fantastic. Unfortunately the goulash is what lost this place a star-the meat...More

Thank J9london
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here couple of times when it first opened years ago & all I can say is the food quality & taste has improved a lot. Love coming here now with family/friends for lunch/dinner. This cosy eatery serves food that's different than those commonly...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating here made a nice change from the usual Asian fare ((dont get me wrong - love Asian cuisine). Good choice of food including wraps, burgers and Hungarian food, Friendly service

Thank MairGravatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the spicey malaysian cuisine. Small cafe with interesting menu. The persian lamb chops we wanted were over. Had goulash, was ok. They have a nice chilli vanilla drink, try it

Thank Aspi123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as a family of four. We ordered chicken kebabs, Persian lamb and lasnagne. My lamb dish was tasty and served with a couscous salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Reasonably priced. Good services. Lovely food.

Thank emmaSheffield_Uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has good food but very hard to get parking nearby the area. Almost everytime fully occupied.. have to park far away..

Thank SantikeyMarket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd read a few negative reviews so wasn't certain but went anyway. I can only say fantastic!!! Some said small meals - we couldn't finish ours and other meals we saw we definitely not small. Had Persian lamb special and chicken broccoli penne - both...More

Thank Sid S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the best place you can eat. I hope the rest of the restaurants in town are not any worse or I will be in trouble. I'll just stick to their finer dining locales should that be a thing around here 😒 disgusting

Thank PastaSnob
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was excellent. We arrived at 7 pm and it seemed the entire cafe filled up at the same time. Service was steady and unflappable. The atmosphere friendly and easy. There was a mistake on one of our appetizers, without prompting, they apologied for...More

Thank kelly m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here based on reviews, yes the wait staff are really lovely and offer great service, that is where it ended for us, our main meal came out looking like entree size and lacked flavour, we had the morrocan lamb with 6 cubes of...More

Thank karen a
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi. What kind of Hungarian dishes do you serve and what nationality is your chef?
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
What about the average prices? Anyone knows?
29 February 2016|
Response from ChilliVanilla | Property representative |
Hi , the menu prices star from rm10+ up to rm32+. We have set lunch available for rm19 nett on weekdays and frequently changing daily specials. Beverages from rm5+. We serve beer, wine and cocktails as well. Home made... More
Hi, is this restaurant halal?
12 February 2016|
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Response from ChelseaAiden | Reviewed this property |
They are not halal certified but serve no pork. Ive bumped to few Muslims dined in. It depends on how you define halal. But the cakes are omgee...unbeatable...its sooo cheap for the marvellous...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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Mediterranean and Healthy foods, reasonable prices and ambient atmosphere.Home Made Cakes and gluten free díshes.