New Cafes and Eateries in Kota Kinabalu Year 2015 Review


Year 2015 start off slowly but with the opening of Imago Mall on March, new eateries start popping up. If year 2014 is the year of Coffee Cafes, year 2015 see more big brands and franchises making their presence at Kota Kinabalu Market.

Below is the list of new eateries in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan opened for business in 2015



Bake Code Bakery & Cafe–  new choice of french bread with a variety of ingredients. Outlet at Citymall and Lintas Plaza and 1 Borneo


Fresh Loaf Bakery & Cafe – New Bakery cafe at Cyber Square, Penampang serving sandwich, croissant and bruschetta.

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Adelphi & Co – New cafe at Damai serving good quality food and coffee

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Cafe 33 – Located at Taman Khidmat operated by daughter of Kopitiam 33. Good place to have a cup of latte with buns and pastries from Kopitiam 33

Haus Cafe – New cafe (formerly The Hairdresser barbershop) at Marketplace serving coffee, pastries and cakes

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Relax Coffee Cafe – New coffee cafe serving coffee at Plaza Menggatal

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Socialize Cafe – A new cafe atMetro Town

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BBQ Chicken – Originated from Korea and one of the biggest franchise brand in Korea. Located at Imago Mall, KK Times Square. 

Beans N Beans Dessert Cafe – Dessert cafe at Suria Sabah serving coffee, bingsu and pastries 

Biru Biru Cafe – Serve Lihing (Sabah rice wine), waffle andLocal food with a western twist. Located at Jalan Dewan, Popular backpackers area

Boost Juice Bars – Australian Juice Bar phenomenon open their first outlet at Imago Mall!

Caffe Benne – Korea biggest coffee chain open their first shop at Imago Mall. Serving bingsu, coffee, waffle and gelato

Cafe No. 5 – A new cafe at Hotel no.5 serving Asian and Western food at affordable price.

Chan Kee Dessert House – Serve Penang style dessert recipe at Plaza 333

Borenos Fried Chicken – Sabah very first own fried chicken franchise located at Asia City. Crispy and delicious

Diner Cafe – Helm by former Executive chef of Secret Recipe and Beyond Vege.Diner Cafe along Jalan Sulaman Serve pasta, burgers and asian favourites, and yummilicious frozen blended drinks

Dubuyo – Korean food chain open their first outlet at Imago Mall

Hailam Kopitiam – Kopitiam franchise originated from Kuala Pilah is in Kota Kinabalu now. Located at Imago Mall Kota Kinabalu.

Hard Rock Cafe – Enjoy delicious food and drinks and rocking entertainment. Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu is located at Oceanus Mall

Ichiryu Japanese Restaurant – Conveyor and Semi fine Dining concept Japanese Restaurant at Pavilion Bundusan.

Kurtos Spiroll – delicious Kürtös Kalács a.k.a. Chimney Cakes, freshly baked everyday. Located at Imago Mall Kota Kinabalu

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Meet + Wine – A place to sniff, swirl, and enjoy a glass or two (or bottle) of wine at affordable prices. Located at The Peak

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Mia boat noodle – Thai boat noodle also known as kuai teow ruea, are small bowls of noodles sold by hawkers on a boat in Thailand’s floating markets. Mia boat noodle opened at Imago Mall.

Oceano Italian Restaurant – Italian Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa. Located at the new Ocean Wing building.

Oink Deli – Located within Everrise Imago Mall. Serve everything porky. Serve Carlsberg and Kronenbourg Beer ice cold, on the Tap.

Roti & Chaai – Indian restaurant serving  North Indian and South Indian delicacies at Metro Town

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Sakagura Japanese Restaurant – Sakagura Japanese Restaurant is under FrontierOne group with over 10 Japanese restaurant in Japan. Sakagura Japanese Restaurant at Oceanus Mall Kota Kinabalu is the group’s first restaurant outside of Japan.

Souled Out Imago Mall – our favourite “as good as a hug” restaurant bar is all geared up in giving you an experience that will leave smiles on your faces.

Sticky Malaysia – Sticky Malaysia sprang from Sticky Australia where Sticky candy are traditionally hand-made just in front of you! Find all these colourful candies at Imago Mall Kota Kinabalu.

Sushi Zanmai – Famous Sushi Chain open their first outlet at Suria Sabah and Imago Mallsushizanmai

The Bunk Gaya Street – Backpacker and Used Books Cafe

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The One Hong Kong Cafe – Hong Kong Style, local taste. Located at Karamunsing Capital

Twenty2 Crust KK – Originated from Tambunan, serving handmade, yummy pizzas open their first shop at Plaza 333, Donggongon bypass

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Yuzu Japanese Restaurant – Semi fine dining Japanese Restaurant at Oceanus Mall.

New Eateries at Sandakan

Lindung Sepilok  – located right at the entrance to Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary



Know any new eateries and can’t found it in the list? Let us know!


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Joanne Lee

Chief Eater Extraordinaire of Sabaheats
I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!



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