Best Chinese Restaurant in Kota Kinabalu

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Family gatherings, celebrated occasions, or even just a normal dine in, Chinese restaurants are of abundance here in Kota Kinabalu, but selecting which to satisfy your cravings can be tough with choices abound. The cuisine can range from seafood to local coffee shops, which boasts a wide and extensive array of dishes. So, without further a due, here are some of the recommended Chinese restaurants in Kota Kinabalu.

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    Fong IPPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Fong IP Café is the place for some of the simplest local dishes you crave for- from laksa, fried rice, to noodles. Having said that, Chinese food seems to be of abundance here too, including some utmost scrumptious dim sum dishes. Oh, you’re in need of some heat, the laksa is a must! 

    Tips

    The staffs and owner are super friendly, they can explain on how to eat the Laksa in different ways.

    Things to expect

    A cafe that provides various local delicacies at an 'economy' price.

    Best with

    Deep Fried Iced Durian

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Fong IP CAFE View restaurant

    100 Jalan Gaya Street, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    07:00AM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    07:00AM—02:00AM
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    Kedai Kopi Fook YuenPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This kopitiam is some of the marvels in Kota Kinabalu, conserving the traditions and nostalgic values when it comes to the olden days. Stepping into the place allows you to choose from really simple dishes like coffee and toast, or perhaps a more filling char kuey teow or fried noodles. It’s really a highlight of the simplest food out there. 

    Tips

    Sitting outside will yield a cooler temperature.

    Things to expect

    A reliable kopitiam.

    Best with

    Roti Kahwin

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM10.00

    Fook Yuen View restaurant

    Jalan Damai, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0888743406

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    07:00AM—12:00AM
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    Kah Hiong Ngiu ChapNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Amongst the walls of posters featuring Kah Hiong’s chilli sauce, bowls of beef noodles revolve the shope in a constant fashion. Beef tendons, spleen, tongue, heart, liver, intestine; a list of everything beef here will leave your palate with an imaginable taste of an eventual satisfaction. So, choose your meat, your soup, and chow down on this staple dish. 

    Tips

    Don’t forget to opt out on the organs if you’re not a fan.

    Things to expect

    Beef noodles, beef noodles everywhere.

    Best with

    Chilli Paste

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

    Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap View restaurant

    Jalan Tengah Padang, Kampung Tengah Padang, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088731646

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    Every day
    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Kedai Kopi Yee FungNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Oh yes, you probably heard of their much sought after laksa here. But there’s always a reward for those who decide to skew from the typical path and in this case- more amazing dishes. Whipping up more dishes like claypot chicken rice, ngiu chap, and dry noodles, it’s some of the things you would not want to brush aside. 

    Tips

    Locals love when one of the local oboist, Howard Ng decides to play a song in front of the shop once in awhile.

    Things to expect

    They serve good food, from laksa to claypot chicken rice with good service and affordable prices.

    Best with

    Yee Fung Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM7.00

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    Kedai Kopi Yee Fung View restaurant

    No. 127, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    +6088312042

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    06:30AM—06:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    06:30AM—04:00PM
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    Seng HingNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Often patronized for their salivating bowl of vermilion laksa and the savoury staple- mee tuaran, Seng Hing is one place you will have to cross off your bucket list. Putting together elements that form Chinese cuisine like the flame of the wok and Chinese red wine, you are in for an explosive journey of flavours and texture. Better prepare your tummy for seconds!

    Tips

    Come early to avoid the crowd.

    Things to expect

    A popular restaurant among the local folks to have breakfast.

    Best with

    Mee Tuaran Goreng

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Kedai Kopi Seng Hing View restaurant

    Block G, Lot 10, Sinsuran 2, Sinsuran Complex, , 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0388211594

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    Every day
    07:00AM—04:30PM
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    Suang TainNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    "Hey, what are we doing in an aquarium park?" is probably the first thought that will come into mind if this isn’t marketed as a restaurant. Fresh seafood thrives in tanks after tanks in a separate area in the restaurant, waiting to be picked and thrown into a pot of boiling water. Okay, perhaps too gory, but yeah- the fresh seafood here is what makes the place a top pick amongst travelers too. Basically, their dishes are all cooked in Chinese style. Be it steaming it Hong Kong style, Teo Chew style, Kung Po; the flavours here are extensive.

    Tips

    Pick your seafood from the tanks for freshness!

    Things to expect

    Tourists, lots of them.

    Best with

    Wet Butter Prawns, Kam Heong Crabs & White Clams Soup with Ginger and Spring Onion.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM70.00

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    Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 16, Block D, Ground Floor, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088223080

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    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Welcome Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Well, if you manage to secure a seat, you’re considered one of the lucky ones that day. The restaurant is constantly packed with hungry customers who just need their seafood fix. The clanking of shellfishes and crustaceans echoes the place with an acoustic delight, as you munch down on some freshly cooked marine life, telling yourself how thankful you are for not letting this place go.

    Tips

    Things can get pretty hectic.

    Things to expect

    A true bustle of a busy restaurant.

    Best with

    Coconut Jelly

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM60.00

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    Welcome Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Lot G-13 - 18, Ground Floor, Phase 2A, Kompleks Asia City , 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088447866

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    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Fatty KeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    It’s hard not to miss such a catchy name that ends with brackets with the words “under Angs Hotel”. Fatty Kee is a hub for some no frills, quick and easy Chinese food. You name it- from curry fish, bean curds, fried rice, prawns, and their quarterback oyster sauce chicken wings. There’s no doubt the wings are the reel to the place, but once reeled in, there will be no regrets. 

    Tips

    There are queues during peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A non-stop flow of customers.

    Best with

    Oyster Sauce Chicken Wings

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM15.00

    Fatty Kee View restaurant

    34, Jalan Pantai Sembulan, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Yu Kee Bak Kut TehNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The Malaysian creation that is sought after by everybody in the world has now migrated over to the capital of Sabah! A broth made with tea boiled with the world's favourite porcine staple is the perfect meal for your loved ones for any meal of the day. Tender to the bone and served with rice and other side dishes to complete the meal!

    Tips

    Parking is limited with additional tables laid outside.

    Things to expect

    Tender meat and flavourful broth.

    Best with

    The soup with rice.

    Price

    RM14.00 to RM20.00

    Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh @ Kota Kinabalu View restaurant

    No. 74, Jalan Gaya, 88000 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088221192

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    04:00PM—10:30PM
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    New Wong Kok RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A restaurant well-known all over Kota Kinabalu for its excellent Dim Sum, and is still going strong even after all these years. New Wong Kwok has been serving Dim Sum classics to its patrons like the iconic Shu Mai, Har Gao, Char Siew Bao, and more, and will continue serving them until the building they're in crumbles. This is the perfect place to bring a company for endless waves of great Dim Sum for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
    Tips

    The restaurant is full in some hours.

    Things to expect

    Great Dim Sum.

    Best with

    Dim Sum of your choosing.

    Price

    RM5.00

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    New Wong Kwok Restaurant View restaurant

    661a, Lorong Nibung 1, Taman Friendly Shophouse Phase 3, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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    6088217278

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    Every day
    07:00AM—02:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Seremban Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The freshest seafood dishes from Seremban has come straight to the shores of Kota Kinabalu! Seremban Seafood Restaurant has continued to serve Kota Kinabalu's freshest seafood dishes since day one, and is still one of the best seafood restaurants available. And with a nice view of the ocean next to the restaurant whilst eating your fresh seafood dishes, it's a sin not to dine there with your family!

    Tips

    Parking is terrible during evenings.

    Things to expect

    The freshest fishes.

    Best with

    Anything the waiter can recommend.

    Price

    RM17.00

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    Seremban Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Segama Complex, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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    60183845975

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    04:00PM—12:00AM
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    Shang PalaceNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Shangri-La's very own Shang Palace has set the gold standard for Dim Sum in their hotels all over the world. And now Kota Kinabalu can now enjoy the elite taste of Shang Palace's unique take on some of the Dim Sum classics that everyone and their mothers enjoy during their lifetime, including Har Gao topped off with edible gold leaves!

    Tips

    Book a table for large groups.

    Things to expect

    The best Dim Sum ever offered.

    Best with

    Har Gao with gold leaves.

    Price

    Shang Palace @ Kota Kinabalu View restaurant

    Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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    6088327888

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