Paradise on the Coast, Shangri La

Farm egg @ Coast

Farm egg @ Coast

While in KK, Borneo, I had the opportunity to enjoy at several occasions the fabulous contemporary and luxurious restaurant The Coast, at Shangri La’s Rasa Ria resort.

Located on a white sand beach, with only palm trees and jungle to distract your eyes from the stunning sea ahead, The Coast is a modern gourmet restaurant that you should definitely try when going to Kota Kinabalu. It is a great treat after trekking in the jungle for instance! But can as easily be enjoyed after a lazy day on the beach…

A stylish live piano concert welcomes you in this modern glass windows restaurant. The atmosphere is glamorous, exquisite. The menu is a real flavor galore – from the gourmet poached farm egg to the seabass or the linguine pasta, your taste buds are subject to an explosion, a firework! Only the freshest of ingredients are served, the vegetables are tasty and sun filled, while the fishes are a marvel to the senses. The portions are quite big and will fill you with elaborated tastes and pleasure. As a dessert, I will especially recommend the Crème brulée – the papaya cream that goes with it is a really surprising and refreshing twist.

A wide variety of wine is available to go with your dinner, and if you are an italian wine aficionado, I especially recommend the PIO Cesare red wine from Piemonte – it’s a Nebbiolo which has been ageing in french oak barriques – it is ravishing.

To celebrate romantic events, the gazebo can be booked, and this will ensure you one of the most unique night in your life – you and your loved one alone, on the beach in Borneo, enjoying delicious food with a little breeze caressing your cheek… and if you ask sweetly enough, your loved one might even get a serenade and some flowers. How lovely.

Going to the Coast will make dreams of well being while enjoying moderne food by the beach come true. Just don’t expect too much from the service – sadly the standards are not as high as for the rest, they need to improve that in order to keep inline with a high level restaurant attitude.

With whom? lovey dovey

Bill @ coast

Bill @ coast

Price range? RM30 – RM150

Favorite place ? one of the couple table facing the sea


Contact: Shangri La’s Rasa Ria resort, Kota Kinabalu – Borneo, Malaysia ; (60 88) 792 777

Opening hours: everyday, 6pm – 12am

Food In KL – Borneo – Shangri La – Rasa Ria Resort – Coast