Kota Kinabalu is a hustling and bustling city of Sabah and it is also an ideal base for Sabah adventure, whether it be wildlife catching, mountain trekking or diving. 
Desa Dairy Farm
DESA is a household name in Sabah because most Sabahans grow up drinking milk from Desa Dairy Farm, which produces nearly one million liters of fresh milk annually.
Remember to buy some grass or milk to feed the cows and goats! They look really hungry! 
Must try the ice cream. Smooth and milky. 
Wisma 2020, Level 3, West Wing, 18 Lorong Belia, Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, 88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100
Sabah Tea Garden 
Set in the tranquil district of Ranau and overlooking picturesque mountains, Sabah Tea Garden is the perfect for those seeking a short getaway. 
KM 17, Jalan Ranau/ Sandakan, Kampong Nalapak, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, Ranau
The best spot to admire the beauty of sunset at Tanjung Aru is definitely at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort. 
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 
By far the largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is even possibly the most beautiful one in Malaysia. 
Jalan Pasir, Jalan Teluk Likas, Kampung Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kedai Kopi Fook Yuen 
Roti kahwin is very good here. Wonderful traditional toasted bread with kaya and margarine. Definitely a good breakfast local joint. 
3A, Lorong Damai Point, Taman Luyang Phase 6, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Seng Hing Coffee Shop 
Tom yum noodles was really good as it the broth was very rich, thick and unique. Don’t forget to try out Tuaran mee as it is one of the local delicacies. 
Block G, Lot 10, Sinsuran 2, Sinsuran Complex, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kedai Kopi Melanian 
One of the top places for sang nyuk mee in the local neighbourhood. The taste is slightly mild compared to Kedai Kopi Jia Siang. 
34, Jalan Pantai, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kinabalu, Sabah
Kedai Kopi Jia Siang 
One of the best sang nyuk mee I’ve ever eaten in Kota Kinabalu. The pork was soft and tender. Remember to ask for more fried pork lards! 
Lot 1-0, Lintas Plaza, Lorong 3, Lintas Plaza Ring Road, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Ang Kim Lam Coffee Shop 
The spinach noodles here is something unique. Definitely need to try out the fried bitter gourd and chicken feet. 
Jalan Haji Yaacob, Kampung Air, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Restoran Beaufort 88
A very unique kind of “wan tan ho” which uses different kind of noodles. The noodles is cooked with enough “wok hei”. 
J G-9, Jalan Pitas, Taman Ridgeview, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The Royal Coconut 
The pandan coconut is fresh and sweet. Definitely a good drink for a hot day.  
44, Jalan Pantai, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap
Braised beef is recommended here. Plenty of fresh and tender beef or pork parts to choose from. 
2-0-10, Lorong Taman Nosoob Jaya Phase 2, Kolam Centre, 93450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh 
A popular bak kut teh place for locals and tourists. All dishes are served in small bowls therefore it is quite convenient when it comes to ordering. 
7, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kedai Kopi Fatt Kee 
This shop is located just right below of Ang’s Hotel. Must try the oyster sesame chicken wings. Heavenly-taste of good cooked chicken wings! 
Jalan Haji Saman, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Filipino Market 
This is a shopping heaven for seafood. One of the great place in Sabah to satisfy your seafood cravings as the seafood here is fresh and affordable. It is also a great place for souvenir shopping. 
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Welcome Seafood Restaurant 
A favourite spot for tourists and locals alike. It has air con and outdoor seatings. Steamed prawns were really good. Juicy and fresh prawns!
Lot G18, Komplek Jalan Asia City Phase 2A, Asia City, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
King Hu Restaurant 
Famous for their Peking Duck dish which comes with a huge pot of duck broth. The fried mantao was really good too. 
Lot 3, Jalan Pinang, Pekan Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kedai Kopi Mui Vui 
Famous for pan-fried dumplings and grilled squids. Love the grilled squids so much as it is grilled with lots of herbs and spices. 
2, Lorong Gunung Ulu Merak 2, Taman Far East, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah