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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” (31 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the staff was really friendly. They also offer vegeterian food. Nice atmosphere!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilli Vanilla is worth a visit if you are looking for a great food experience with a touch of Hungary. We had the blackboard special lamb shanks plus the Hungarian chicken schnitzel from the regular menu. Both dishes were simply fantastic. The service was great...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Nothing special really. We wanted to have baba ganush and feta dip to our starter, but then they mixed the feta dip in the baba ganush, which was really strange. There is a better place down the street.

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a small cafe but easy to find - right on the road. The food is average - we tried some of the vegetarian dishes but did not find it appetizing. The service was lacklustre

Thank Anahita A
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We ate here on two occasions and they didn't disappoint. The pastas and Hungarian Goulash were excellent, service prompt and friendly. Good quality wine glasses much appreciated. Would highly recommend this place and could happily eat here every night.

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Quaint little restaurant with fantastic service. OMG you have to try the spicy (its very mild) Hungarian goulash. Flavours were perfect and the meat so tender, then go back the next night and have the portobello mushrooms with truffle oil. Fabulous and highly recommended.

Thank _sandy_dowding
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went to have some cocktails and snacks. The mojitos was superb! We tried also The sweet potato fries and tortilla chips and they were average. Nice little place!

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We visited this restaurant several times as had a good variety of vegetarian food on the menu. Did not need to book the place as had gone late at night after a full day out. Food was very good . Staff and the manager were...More

Thank Bharat D
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This was the best restaurant we found in KK - we liked it so much we went back several times and enjoyed the food each time. Service was great, very friendly, food was great with a good choice and well priced. Would definitely go back...More

Thank Jellybean29923
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The location as marked on this app is off. It’s close to the intersection between Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan 16. The restaurant was empty for the entire duration I was there (6:30 to 7:00 pm). I tried the chicken mango tortilla, with the expectation...More

Thank dsusanti
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Questions & Answers
12 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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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