10 places for great Ngiu Chap (beef noodle) in Kota Kinabalu


Kota Kinabalu is boasted with a number of good coffee shops serving good beef noodle. Local call it Ngiu Chap (beef mix). A perfect beef noodle is made up of a tasty beef broth with flavorful and tender beef. Don’t leave Kota Kinabalu without tasting the delicious beef noodle of Sabah.

If you are from West Malaysia, you may wonder why there are so many good noodles shop in Kota Kinabalu and it’s so hard to find one in West Malaysia. The reason is that there are many Christian in Sabah and they love their beef.

Listed are some of the most famous Beef noodles in Kota Kinabalu:

1Menggatal Nyuk Pau Baru

The most well-known beef noodle and the one who started it more than 20 years ago at Menggatal Town about 30 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city. The beef broth is boil to perfection and with beef slices, stew, tripe, meatballs, tendon, meatballs, cooked just right. Every bowl of beef noodles served here is cooked and by the owner.

Location : Lorong Pekan Menggatal, Menggatal,

GPS Location6.0252143N 116.1575553E

2Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap

Serve with thick beef broth cooked with radish and beef goodness. They also operate a coffee shop chain such as Kah Hiong Chicken and Kah Hiong Zhu Chap which serve chicken and pork.

Location: 2-0-10, Block A, Ground Floor, Kolam Centre Phase 2, Jalan Lintas, Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location: 5.9490057N 116.0920733E

3Mee and Cake, Wisma Merdeka (6th floor)

not your usual place for good food as it located inside the shopping mall at the center of Kota Kinabalu city but I found this coffee shop serves good beef noodle.

Location: Wisma Merdeka 6th Floor, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location: 5.9855475N 116.075744E 

4Kedai Kopi Yii Siang

Hainan style beef noodle located in the middle of the industrial area of Kolombong. Generous with their serving of beef slice and great beef broth. They recently come out with Laksa Ngiu Chap, a combination of laksa broth with beef. More photos at http://sabaheats.com/yii-siang-hainan-ngiu-chap-beef-noodle/
Yii Siang Hainan ngiu chap
Yii Siang Hainan ngiu chap

Location: 36, Block C, Nounton Industrial Area(junction at BMW/Volkswagen entrance)

GPS Location: 5.9904078N 116.1281919E

5Kedai Kopi L6

Inconsistent ] but one of the local favourfavoriteed at housing area at Luyang Phase 6.

Location: Luyang Phase 6 shoplot area, off Jalan Kolam.

GPS Location: 5.9541225N 116.0947931E

66) Apiwon

Great location located along Jalan Kolam. The broth is clear but I found the beef overcooked.


Luyang branch: Ground Floor Lot No.1 Wisma HCS, Jalam Kolam, Luyang, Kota Kinabalu

Sembulan branch: Shoplot beside Sembulan Road

GPS Location for Luyang branch5.9615601N 116.0861135E

GPS Location for Sembulan branch: 5.9623284N 116.0642588E

7Kedai Kopi Cheng Wah

Old time favourite at Taman Che Mei, Penampang. The shop has been operating for more than 50 years! They recently open another new branch at Marketplace 88 area.


Lido branch: Ground Floor, Blok A , Lrg Rampai, Taman Che Mei, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location for Lido branch: 5.9428618N 116.0816368E

Marketplace 88 branch: Lot 28, Ground Floor, Block G, 88 Market Place, Lorong Pusat Komersil 88/1, Off Jalan Pintas, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location for Marketplace 88 branch5.9402447N 116.0709429E

8Mee Sup Pipin 1

Famous for its pork noodles but they do serve good beef noodle. Location is a bit hidden at Dongonggong but a food trip here is like an mini adventure.

Location: Inobong,  Jalan Penampang ( highway A3)  8km from Donggongon township to Tambunan direction

GPS Location5.9080247N 116.132462E

9Nyuk Pau Zai Restaurant

Operated by the son of  Menggatal Nyuk Pau Baru. They also serve Fried beef with Lihing which is their specialty on top of their beef noodle

Location:  Block J, Ground Floor, Lot 25-0, Lintas Plaza, Lorong Lintas Plaza, Kota Kinabalu

GPS Location5.9466207N 116.0893267E

10Kedai Kopi Loi Hin

Located at Donggongon Town, Kedai Kopi Loi Hin is one of the oldest name in Kota Kinabalu who serve good Ngiu Chap for more than 40 years!

Kedai Kopi Loi Hin

Location: Block H, Lot 8, Ground Floor, Donggongon New Tonwship, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

GPS Location: 5.9121413N 116.1039555E


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