Welcome to Kota Kinabalu, the vibrant capital city of Sabah, where culinary wonders await you at every corner. In this blog post, we invite you to embark on a gastronomic adventure as we unveil the top 10 must-try foods in Kota Kinabalu. From fresh seafood to traditional local delicacies, these dishes will take you on a flavorful journey through the diverse culinary landscape of the city. To help you plan your culinary exploration, we’ve included the opening times and locations for each food gem.

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Seafood Noodles:

Location: Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Asia City
Opening Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tuaran Mee:

Location: Kedai Kopi Jia Siang, Tuaran Road
Opening Time: 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Location: Gerai Ambuyat Sabah, Lintas Square
Opening Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Location: Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Asia City
Opening Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mee Tuaran Goreng:

Location: Fatt Kee Kopitiam, Australia Place
Opening Time: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ngiu Chap (Beef Noodle Soup):

Location: Kedai Kopi Seng Hing, Hilltop
Opening Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sinalau Bakas (Smoked Wild Boar):

Location: Sinalau Bakas Kg. Kelawat, Penampang
Opening Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Roti Kahwin:

Location: Yee Fung Coffee Shop, Jalan Gaya
Opening Time: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Location: D’ Place Kinabalu, Hilltop
Opening Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Coconut Pudding:

Location: Fook Yuen Cafe & Bakery, Damai
Opening Time: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Kota Kinabalu’s culinary scene is a delightful fusion of flavors and traditions that will entice your taste buds. From the savory Seafood Noodles to the unique Ambuyat and the exotic Sinalau Bakas, each dish showcases the local culinary heritage of Sabah. Don’t miss the chance to visit these esteemed locations during their opening times to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of Kota Kinabalu. So, get ready to indulge in these top 10 must-try foods and experience the delicious delights that await you in this culinary paradise. Selamat makan!

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