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“Western food when rice and noodles gets too much - choose Kudos; Best in Kota Kinabalu.”
Review of Kudos

Kudos
Ranked #9 of 569 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$21
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Kudos first opened its doors on 24th March 2014 in the main Central Business District of Kota Kinabalu at the iconic Jesselton Hotel where the casual dining restaurant has an airy, modern yet classic feel to it. Within our newly launched a la carte menu we proudly serve a selection of modern British food which incorporates French, Italian, Mediterranean and other European dishes complimented with ever-changing weekly specials. The wine list is cosmopolitan and has a modest selection of wines by the glass from a light Sauvignon Blanc to a robust Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz to satisfy the most discerning wine enthusiast. Our European Executive Chef and culinary team are committed to using, where possible, local sourced organic produce, premium meats and sustainable seafood. It is the perfect venue for a relaxing breakfast, a business lunch, a romantic candlelight dinner or a meeting place with family and friends. Reservations are recommended.
Hjortshoej, Denmark
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“Western food when rice and noodles gets too much - choose Kudos; Best in Kota Kinabalu.”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Found the restaurant on Tripadvisor. Jumped in a taxi in the city center and got directly to the main entrance at the Mall (great place too). Was served imitiately - and had the most delicious well prepared homemade food. Nice service and very fair prices. Going back we just asked at the entrance and they got us a taxi in 15 minutes ;-)

  • Visited August 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“Kudos Bistro, Best Western Restaurant in Town”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

If you are looking for a nice premium restaurant with very good western food, then look no further than Kudos Bistro. It is a little bit out of the city centre, but will be worth it.

We frequent the place at least once a month as a treat to ourselves and gotten to know the owners of the restaurant, Mark and Jacqueline. Speaking to Mark, who is also the chef, you can sense the passion and pride he has in preparing the dishes and taking the trouble to go to the best places in town to get fresh ingredients.

The front staff are very attentive and the ambient mood just nice for a family get together, or catching up with friends enjoying the food and wine. Oh, and don't forget to try their New Zealand wine selections. (We are partial towards their New Zealand wines).

Recently they have also introduced a new menu so regular customers will still keep going back. We are looking forward to sample the new menu!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank AliceYap
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Port Dickson, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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“More kudos to Kudos”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Having found Kudos on a previous visit to Kota Kinabalu it was a priority to include it in our itinerary this time, our expectations were high after our first experience. We were not at all disappointed. Despite a wide range of food preferences within the group, including some fussy teenagers, all of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. The food, wine, service and ambience were all superb and the proprietors can be justly proud of what they have achieved, paticularly within a mall food precinct. Although we like to experience and sample local dishes and restaurants when travelling in Asia, we also appreciate the occasional European style high quality dining we rarely come across outwith the expensive hotels. If you enjoy the same then I thoroughly recommend Kudos. If you haven’t tried it yet then I would urge you to go. If visiting KK and unsure of the location ask the taxi driver for City Mall. When you arrive ask to be dropped at the main entrance. As you enter turn left, do not go into the mall itself. Go past the fast food places on your left and continue until you find the ‘avenue’ to the right, running parallel with the main mall building. Kudos is not far along this ‘avenue’, on the left.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank scubatyke
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Perth, WA
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“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We went to Kudos twice on our stay in Kota Kinabalu, it was fantastic! The owner and his wife are great and he even comes out to have a chat to you and make sure everything is ok with your dinner. Absolutely delicious food... the lamb shank, it's just heavenly! The Marco's pizza is delicious and the desserts are fantastic too, if you can fit them in! The Chocolate Fondant is a priority! Find room to fit it! They also have a large selection of wines. It's not a very large place, but very modern and has a nice warm feel to it. It's located at the City Mall, on the bottom level. It's a little bit hard to find and a bit hard to get a taxi from there as well. They will happily wait for you once they've dropped you off, or you can ask the concierge to call one for you.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Zoe M
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“Good food, excellent service”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stumbled upon this restaurant on our last night in KK. We were delighted by the fresh and flavoursome European food and the incredibly friendly and efficient staff. A perfect way to end our Borneo adventure.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Frances C
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