Dining in Kota Kinabalu - From Fine Dining to Nibbling on the Pavement in Style

Published: 05th August 2010
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As one of the leading commercial and economic hubs of East Malaysia, it is not surprising that Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourist destination. Its scenic beauty and well planned settings make it an eye catching sight from the waves of the South China Sea. Being the homeland for a number of ethnicities, an assortment of victuals can be found easily. From gourmet food to corner shop flavours and hawker's stalls, Kota Kinabalu is blessed with it all.

For those who just love delectable Indian cuisine, the Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant is the perfect place. 'Dosai', 'chapathi' and 'kulcha', accompanied by a spicy cottage cheese curry or an authentic chick-pea curry will leave your tastebuds craving for more. The Kohinoor North Indian Restaurant is the kind which will suit any occasion. From treating your business client, to partying with your family, this restaurant and its Indian chefs are well geared.

If you yearn for cheesy pizzas or aromatic pastas and lasagnes, Little Italy is the place for you. Its cozy atmosphere and brightly lit restaurant has won the hearts of all its customers the world over. The King Hu Restaurant serves some of the best Chinese dishes in Malaysia and is well received by foreigners and locals alike.

Drift away in to a world of food at the Kamoung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant where you will be entertained by cultural performances and treated to a host of fresh seafood and appetizing dishes. The restaurant itself is anchored in a botanical garden, which adds to the aura and ambience, making it a place where your romances can bloom. If you're not the sea going kind, revolve in the air at 'Atmosphere', the restaurant on the 18th floor of Menara Tun Mustapha. Feast your eyes to the beauties of the South China Sea and Mount Kinabalu, while indulging on the delicacies they serve.

Once you have had your fair share of fine dining and formal restaurants, you may also want to take a stroll down the roads to savour the ambrosial food of the hawker's stalls. Specially if you are busy shopping at any of the shopping malls or at a fair, these corner shops come in handy to satisfy your hunger pangs and generally the food tastes great.

Even if your only motivation to visit Kota Kinabalu is to dine and wine it will still be worth it, particularly if you spend your days at a hotel in Kota Kinabalu or get yourself pampered at a Kota Kinabalu resort. If it's an absolute holiday you wish for, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Kota Kinabalu is the among the best spots for accommodation.

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