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Usagi Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 6 reviews )
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G76 & G77, Ground Floor, Block C, Kompleks Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88300

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. Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm

Category: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Japanese, Buffet, Asian

Reviews (6)

First Review by veggiebubble

All day buffet - Edit

OVO-LACTO VEGETARIAN.

This is a buffet, not an economy rice shop! Economy rice is a plate of rice and some pre cooked dishes to add then you pay for that amount based on that one plate. Buffet is paying one set price and eating as much as you want.

Costs RM9.90 and you can eat as much as you want, on the condition that you don't waste your food (you will be charged extra if you do).

They have a sushi belt with VERY limited maki. No choices, you just have to sit and wait for the chef to make some, and when he finally does, everyone rushes to grab a portion of 2 slices of maki per plate. If don't want to compete, just sit right at the front of the belt. If not, just wait for everyone else to grab their share and if you're lucky, you'll get a plate. I had no problem waiting though, the place was very comfortable.

Sushi is NOT vegan! I was surprised to bite into some cheese maki because I thought it was tofu. Again, you don't get a choice, what you see is what you get.

Food is great. Not Japanese when I was there, but very Chinese. Lots of options. However, unless you're used to Asian cooking, you'll know which is vegan, or else you might need to ask a staff to point them out as mentioned by another reviewer.

Environment is clean and comfortable. Lots of Buddhist news on TV and restaurant accepts donations for animal welfare. Too bad it's right in front of a McDonald's.

HOW TO GET THERE
Go to the ground floor and look for a McDonald's. Its at a corner and very hidden (especially since the shopping mall itself is quite crammed) so ask around. Its opposite McDonald's. Note that there are two entrances to the same McDonald's so keep walking past the corner of McDonald's if you don't see it.

TIP
Went there during lunch on a Sunday and there was a crowd. You might want to check if there are some seats available first before paying. Sit at the front of the sushi belt for first dibs on the maki.

Despite the name, don't expect Japanese food.

Pros: Lots of choices, Good value, Owner supports animal welfare causes

Cons: Not vegan

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Pleasant Surprise - Edit

Stumbled upon this place in the mall, looked real nice. Only 8.90R fixed-price for dinner, for a decent sized all-you-can-eat buffet. About 20 dishes, All Very Tasty, a step-up from most inexpensive lunch-style Chinese buffets for sure. We sat in the back and eyed the sushi-go-round, which looked not-in-service, but 15 minutes later we saw it in rotation with many little colorful dishes. I asked the cashier how it works, how much, and she said "Included." No way! Then i ate 8 plates of sushi rolls (2 on each), and got seconds of all my favorite buffet dishes (all of them!) Fantastic meal, great value, plus sweets and coffee/tea. Highly recommended!

Pros: tasty, sushi-go-round included, nice ambiance

Cons: i only have 1 stomach, across from McDonalds, nothing!


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Nice and inexpensive buffet - Edit

When I first went there, it was busy and noisy lunch time and obviously there was a misunderstanding when I asked about vegan options so I was a bit unhappy. Then the second time was more quiet and I clearly asked what food has no egg, no milk, and the cashier came and pointed them out for me. Since that I have visited several times and learnt to recognise the dishes. They have wide variety of traditional Asian, mostly Chinese, dishes, including mains, breakfast foods (Chinese porridge with pickeld veggies), starter soup, desserts. They also have a Japanese sushi train. Iced tea and hot coffee are included as well. Some cut fruits are available and uncooked veggies: lettuce, cucumber, tomato.
Good value for the money and delicious food.
I wish they could be more helpful to the first time visitors and label the foods that are not vegan.

Pros: cheap prices, large variety of foods, Sushi available

Cons: Not fully vegan friendly , Suitable for vegans -labels missing, No list of ingredients for foods


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Delicious and filling - Edit

Usagi is down the side of the Mall past mcdonalds. It has a big buffet for around 9 RM. The food is great and really varied. It's all you can eat, but we struggled to get further than one greedily heaped up plate. Great healthy feed that ticks all of the food groups.

Pros: all you can eat , lots of dishes that change very night

Cons: relative to street food it's a bit more $, but sti, food is not super hot as it's a buffet


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Excellent buffet - Edit

I have visited this buffet 3 times now and enjoyed it every time. The price is 10RM inclusive of tax which is excellent as it includes drinks (iced tea, water and coffee), soup, main dishes and desert. Food is nice and there is a selection of mock meats and vegetable dishes.

Place seems quite clean but unfortunately the public toilets next door aren't!

Pros: Price, Tasty food, Varies day by day

Cons: Toilets next door


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