For the last few decades Kota Kinabalu or KK in short has gradually developed into a seafood destination. With the high numbers of seafood restaurants in the city and suburbs, Kota Kinabalu is surely the best place for seafood on Borneo Island. While in town most tourists would take this opportunity to dine at a few seafood restaurants. Kampung Seri Selera, which is located right in the city and within walking distance from most parts of KK, is a convenient place for tourists and locals to enjoy a good seafood dinner. As many as four seafood restaurants are found here, so customers can expect to have some good bargain as well as a wide variety of seafood to choose from. Situated at a corner lot Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant which is also popularly known as Twinsky has been in business at the same location for almost three decades now. Here customers can choose from a large variety of sea produces which are kept at the rows of aquariums.
Set up a kopitaim or cafe with about twenty popular items that KK Lites love to eat, and have some very good local drinks to go with it. Does this formula work for a cafe? Look no further as Kopi Ping Cafe in Damai has just gone ahead with the above idea and in less than six months it has become a success story. It was opened in July 2010. Today the young and old generations find the place very appealing as the food/taste here some how do cater for everyone. Apart from the food, the interior decoration is also very pleasing to the eyes, which makes the customers relax in a chatty mood.
For a simple meal customers can choose from the many hawker-style offerings like Hainamese Chicken Rice, Curry Noodle, Sambal Meehoon and Fried Noodle. Specially single out here is the Prawn Noodle (Har Men) which is quiet good for local standard. During lunch and dinner hours popular local dishes such as Sweet & Sour Prawn, Ginger & Spring Onion Beef, Black Pepper Fish and Chicken Salad are available.
Kiong Kee Kopitiam at Gaya Street serves many types of Chinese Hawker foods, like curry laksa, pan mee, and kon-lou noodle. It is also a good place to have economic rice.
Located on Jalan Penampang and not far from the Lido Market is this very popular Hakka style Chinese cuisine eateries called Beaufort Restaurant. This restaurant is well loved by the local, especially KK Lites who live in and around the Penampang area. The more sort after dishes here are the clay pot and the fried vegetables. The fried noodle at Beaufort Restaurant is single out as a must try item, the home made noodle is especially tasty and crunchy compares to the factory made type. Come early as seats are limited especially during dinner time from 7pm to 8pm.