New York New York

New York New York, what? New York in Kota Kinabalu? Not quite, but this all American food restaurant called New York New York has come to Kota Kinabalu, with it’s first outlet in Malaysia at1Borneo Hypermall. Now KK Lites can enjoy pure delicious American food without travelling half-way around the world, the saving on flight charges along can buy many meals at New York New York.

Toscani’s Wine & Dine Cafe


baked garlic pesto oyster

With view like Gaya Island on one side, and the international Sutera Harbour Golf course on the other side, Toscani’s Wine & Dine Cafe, which offers a fusion of Italian and Spanish Cuisines, is a great place to dine and wine down after a busy day.


toscani’s wine & dine cafe

Located at the Waterfront Kota Kinabalu, which is one of the best gourmet destinations in Kota Kinabalu City, and with the South China Sea fronting the Cafe, Toscani’s Wine & Dine is right in the centre of the city. It is also within walking distance from most of the city Hotels, and just a stone throw away from Warisan Square and Centre Point Shopping Mall.

Bella Italia Pizzeria Ristorante Cafe

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This wonderful and cosy restaurant called Bella Italia, which serves mainly western food Italian style, is located at the ground floor of Jesselton Hotel. Jesselton Hotel is one of the longest running hotel in Kota Kinabalu City that boasts a local ownership. Belle Italia now occupies the place formally held by Gardenia Restaurant. Gardenia Restaurant was established since 1959 and many KK Lites have fond memories of this place as it was on the busy Gaya Street of yesteryear. Today the local management of Gardenia Restaurant has teamed up with an Italian group to set up a new business, hence the creation of Bella Italia Pizzeria Ristorante Cafe.

Little Italy Pasta and Pizza Corner

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little italy front entrance

Without a doubt, Little Italy is the most popular Italian restaurant in Kota Kinabalu. Come lunch and dinner time Little Italy is always packed with KKlites and tourists alike. The pasta and pizza here are so delicious that customers always comeback for more.

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gamberi fettuccine with prawn

Located on the ground floor of Capital Hotel, and situated at a corner of one of KK city most busy traffic lights, Little Italy does have a very strategic position. While the others two corners are occupied by Wisma Merdeka and Wisma Sabah, both places are popular shopping centres and offices. Take a seat at the veranda of Little Italy and get a glimpse of life in Kota Kinabalu City, where people walk up and down going about with their businesses.