Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
G76 & G77, Ground Floor, Block C, Kompleks Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Japanese, Buffet, Asian
Offers an upmarket all-you-can-eat quality buffet style service (not economy rice), along with a vegetarian sushi train for only RM 9.90. Has Japanese influence but is more broadly Asian with different dishes such as nasi lemak, curry, tofu dishes, and vegetables. Buffet includes soup and fruit. Plenty of vegan food but need to check what is available each day. 10-minute walk from the KK central tourist zone, in the Karamunsing Complex. Owner is a vegetarianism advocate.
20 Lorong Lintas Plaza 2 , Lintas Plaza, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malaysian
Chinese name 城市素食小館. Often busy. Directions: Lintas Plaza is off Jalan Lintas and is about 700m from the intersection with Jalan Penampang (the road to Penampang). You could take bus 13 from the city to Penampang and get off at this intersection and walk the rest of the way. More info: srimelaka.com/vege.html
G17, Jalan Tun Razak (at /Wisma Sabah), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Chinese, Western, Take-out
素园 provides simple breakfast such as economy noodles. Daily veg dishes including tofu, tempeh, eggs and vegetables. Choice of 3-4 options served over steamed rices.
Stall 6, 2nd Floor, Phase 1, Wisma Merdeka, Jalan Tun Razak, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out, Malaysian
A small buffet style eatery in the food court of the Wisma Merdeka Mall. Has fried rice, curry, and tea.
3rd Floor, Jesselton Wing, Suria Sabah Shopping Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Fast food, Malaysian
Booth in the foodcourt on the 3rd floor of the shopping centre. Offering economy rice, porridge, and a la carte noodle dishes. Uses egg - staff can provide guidance.
Suria Sabah Shopping Centre, Lot B6 & B7 Basement Floor, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Chinese, International, Western, Take-out, Asian, Bakery
Offers a varied menu of vegetarian food and cakes. Has pasta, pizza, sandwich, salad, noodle, and rice dishes. Note that tofu is made with egg. Modern atmosphere with many tables. Multiple locations in Malaysia; this one is on the basement floor of the mall, previously on the first floor.
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Buffet, Asian
Spacious vegetarian restaurant in a 4-star vegetarian hotel that opened in 2014. Serves breakfast buffet 7-10am after which is a la carte menu.
Lot 8-9, Ground Floor, Blk 15, Bandar Baru Penampang, Batu 5, Jl. Penampang 5, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
From downtown take the bus#13 towards Penampang, stop one street immediately after Servay Hypermarket's street, second building from there. Chinese name 翠園素食館.
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