What is Sailors’? Sailors’ is a new cafe located at Plaza Grand Millennium in Penampang and it serves mainly western food with a bit of Asian twist. While most eateries in Kota Kinabalu are basic with simple furnitures, some new batches of owners are moving in a new direction. Not only is serving tasty food important, these owners will also emphasize on good design and layout which in turn create a great atmosphere for their clients. Sailors’ is one such swanky cafe that will blow your visual sense away. Step into Sailors’ and immediately one will begin to collect a host of visual datas from all its surroundings. No matter which angle you look you are going to find something interesting. The layout of the tables is very neatly done too, even though it is located on the first floor shop lot which has only about one thousand square feet.
Let’s talk about food now. Sailors’ only has about eleven items on its main course, which include selections like beef, chicken, fish, lamb, ostrich and turkey. While the selection is limited, the food served is delicious but comes with big portion, and also the price is very affordable. Apart from the main items, bruschettas, burritos, rice, salad, snacks, and soup are also available. As sailors’ chef and proprietor, Mr. Nestor Suan, likes to experience with new tasty food, Lamb Shoulder Asam Padas and Tom Yam Fried Rice are some of the result. Sailors’ Fish & Chip, Grilled New Zealand Lamb Shoulder, and Korean Beef Steak Burger are the hot items here. The very tasty Carbonara which is named Creamy Spaghetti Pasta Beef Bacon at Sailors’ is a must try item, especially with its very affordable price tag.
For drinks Sailors’ serves floats, juices, milkshakes, and soft drinks. For those who can afford some extra luxury, wines are available. To make their clients happy, coffee, tea and water are totally on the house.
Carbonara – RM 10
Sailors’ Fish & Chip – RM 13
Korean Beef Steak Burger – RM 14
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Shoulder – RM 15
Set Lunch – RM 15
The ambience at Sailors’ is really wonderful especially at night when all the lights are lit up. One side of the wall is decorated with many gifts items ranging from mugs and teddy bear to boxes and cards. These items make the wall very colourful indeed. All the gift items are for sale too, except for the big sweet teddy bear hanging down from the ceiling call “Saloma”. The other side of the wall is a cool black with a photo gallery, which are personal photos collected by the owner on his travel to Australia, Egypt, New Zealand plus an expedition to Antarctica. The Antarctica photos are well worth a look, let’s face it, how many of us have been to Antarctica? Nice designs are everywhere at Sailors’, the man & woman washrooms are also not spared too, the black tiling of the whole washrooms creates a delightful and classy experience for clients who need to do some business there.
This cafe is kind to the smokers too. The smoker section is located at the entrance and the walkway has about seven tables. The non-smoker section which is air conditioned has about thirteen tables that mainly arranged in two rows. The songs and music played here are very relaxing and the volume is pleasing and not too loud, great for conversation. Sailors’ does cater for private functions too; call them for more information. This is definitely a place to dine and chill out as well as enjoying the company of friends and filling the ears with sweet jazz music.
Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday: Day Off
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm to 11:00pm
(During the December, Every Thursday is open.)
How to go there? From Kota Kinabalu take Tunku Adbul Rahman road towards Tanjung Aru, when come to a roundabout beside the State Mosque, turn left to the Penampang Bypass road. Travel for about 4 km you will reach Plaza Grand Millennium on the right hand side of the road. Sailors’ is located on the first floor on the back row of these shop lots.
Lot 36, 1st Floor, Plaza Grand Millennium
Penampang Bypass, Kota Kinabalu
tel: +6088 731 960