Best Fish Head Curry in Kota Kinabalu

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A zesty and fiery delight that Malaysians can't get enough- fish head curry is one devilishly divine dish. It's a melange of everything fragrant like the fish's head, vegetables, a throng of spices and herbs, and of course- curry; the result is just simply amazing. The joy of experiencing the symmetry of spiciness and savoury is beyond words and all you need is a mound of steamed white rice to get you going. Just looking at these best-recommended fish head curries in Kota Kinabalu will most definitely make your knees go weak.

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    Jothy’s Fish Head CurryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Being a prominent pick for a curry house in Kota Kinabalu, Jothy’s is frequently filled with customers looking to get a taste of their tangy, curry fish head. Huge portions of fish meat are infused in pots of piping hot curry to ensure that they are constantly fresh, make certain that when you get your hands on the dish, there will not be any regrets! Tame down the spiciness with a glass of Mango Lassi for a relishing meal. 

    Tips

    Try the other types of curries and "nasi briyani" too.

    Things to expect

    Slightly higher in price.

    Best with

    Banana Leaf.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM45.00

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    Jothy's Fish Head Curry View restaurant

    Menara Maa, 6, Lorong Api - Api 1, Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088261595

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Kolombong Fish Head Curry & Café Halal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    This place has a reputation for its roti john, but amidst all the rave for a scrumptious snack, is a dish that should not be pushed aside too, such as their fish head curry. After all, the name Kolombong Fish Head Curry & Cafe kind of gave it away anyways. The portions vary depending on your choice, but one thing’s for sure is that the flavours will definitely deliver!

    Tips

    Pair your roti with some classic "Teh Tarik".

    Things to expect

    Curry aroma throughout the restaurant!

    Best with

    Roti John.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM30.00

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    Kolombong Fish Head Curry & Cafe View restaurant

    Lorong Api - Api 2, Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0109581786

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    06:00AM—11:00PM
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    Lucy’s KitchenHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Thriving with an extensive menu that features both our local delights and delicious western cuisines, Lucy’s Kitchen is also host to some extraordinary curry fish head. Well, to be more exact, it’s their Curry Salmon Head! The vermillion dish shimmers with loads of ingredients tossed inside, while it absorbs the natural flavours of the salmon. If you’re not salivating by now, you will be, once you take a sniff of its aromatic fragrance!

    Tips

    Ask them for recommendations.

    Things to expect

    An array of local and western dishes.

    Best with

    Durian Pancakes

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    Lucy's Kitchen View restaurant

    Lot 10, Ground Floor, Block H, Lorong Pusat Komersil 88/1, 88 Marketplace, off Jalan Pintas, Penampang, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088259866

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    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Krishna's Fish Head CurryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Another famous restaurant that has garnered the attention of many with their staple fish head curry, Krishna’s is where you will head to for a good portion of this savoury dish. The curry is well infused with the fish’s naturally sweet flavours, which is further augmented with a myriad of exquisite spices and herbs, making it a perfect match to go with a wholesome banana leaf rice.

    Tips

    Operation hours may vary on public holidays.

    Things to expect

    An array of Indian dishes.

    Best with

    Papadom, Teh Tarik. Mutton Curry

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM45.00

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    Krishna's Fish Head Curry View restaurant

    Lot 33, Ground Floor, Grand Millenium Plaza, 89500, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088731000

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    09:00AM—09:00PM
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    Sri Latha Curry HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Some of the more delicious food are often brushed aside or has never been explored enough, and this applies to Sri Latha. Specializing in their fragrant curry which is the staple in their banana leaf rice, the Curry Fish Head here is also one dish that will mesmerize you. This fiery looking dish is definitely full of flavours and textures, featuring a natural sweetness produced by the fish and rich spices. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A cozy place with comfortable chairs.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Sri Latha Curry House (Kota Kinabalu) View restaurant

    26-35, Lorong Dua Puluh 4, Bandaran Berjaya, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088253669

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    06:45AM—05:00PM
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    The Asian RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Placed within a hotel building, The Asian Restaurant is a hotel wonder where guests or external customers can patronize for its array of local food. One delight that you sure wouldn’t want to miss is their Nyonya Fish Head Curry. The pot of simmering curry is loaded with a muddle of ingredients like vegetables, spices, and of course- fish. The ever so fragrant Nyonya flavours sure do stand out too, turning anyone into a fan instantly!

    Tips

    Parking bays are available.

    Things to expect

    A plethora of local dishes.

    Best with

    Coffee Lamb, Fried Brinjal, Deep Fried Fish Fillet with Mango Style Chilli

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    The Asian Restaurant @ Horizon Hotel View restaurant

    Lorong Sinsuran 2, Sinsuran Kompleks, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088518000

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Alu Alu CaféPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Revolving around the movement of fresh and organic food, Alu Alu Café is a great place to venture into a healthier approach of Fish Head CurryClaiming to promote fresh seafood and vegetables, their fish dishes dwell in excellence, especially when it comes to Asian-Chinese cookery. Be prepared to taste some truly refined flavours and textures from their menu here. After all, half of the taste are naturally delivered from the freshness of the ingredients, directly to your palate! Hence, you get the best of both worlds with just a single meal!

    Tips

    Located next to Jesselton Point.

    Things to expect

    Fresh and organic ingredients.

    Best with

    Butter Milk Fish.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Alu Alu Cafe View restaurant

    Lot 6, Tanjung Lipat, Jalan Gaya, , 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088230842

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    10:00AM—02:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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