Where to Eat in Ranau: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 27, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Ranau (Malay: Pekan Ranau) is the capital of the Ranau District in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Its population was estimated to be around 8,970 in 2010.
Things to do in Ranau

1. Sabah Tea House

Km 17 Jalan Ranau/ Sandakan | Sabah Tea Garden, Ranau, Malaysia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, Asian, Malaysian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +60 88-879 220
Excellent
10%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 82 reviews

Sabah Tea House

Restaurant is inside Sabah Tea Plantation

Reviewed By Irenesoh - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There is a teahouse there and that is it, nothing else. I expect them to serve great afternoon tea and was disappointed with the drinks and food. No tea terraces like Cameron HIghlands, and the views here is not great at all.

2. Mama Kopitiam

Lot 29 Parcel A4 (Bangunan Tokogaya), Ranau 89308, Malaysia Asian +60 88-878 030
Excellent
0%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 3 reviews

Mama Kopitiam

Reviewed By Monika1958 - Zhuhai, China

We found out, that the internet is good there and of course we went every day during our stay in the area. The food was ok. It has a somewhat not Malaysian touch. It seems to be some hip place since it was quite busy every time we came. We always used the outside Seating area where you heard the muezzin and the many swallows flying around there. Some were building nests right over our heads.
I found interesting how you had to write out your own order. But it worked we always got what we wanted.

3. Restoran Panataran

Kinabalu National Park | Tamparuli - Ranau Road, Tamparuli 89300, Malaysia Chinese 60 88-889 157
Excellent
16%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 12 reviews

Restoran Panataran

Reviewed By HMoon142

I came here with friends after doing some of the trails at Kinabalu National Park, which is located across the road from this restaurant. We thought we would try it out because it was much cheaper and busier than the two main restaurants inside the Park. Unfortunately, the food was not very good and the service was extremely poor - they got our drinks order wrong and the food took an extremely long time. I would not come back here.

4. Liwagu Restaurant Mount Kinabalu National Park

Kota Kinabalu Ranau Main Road | Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, Kundasang, Ranau 89300, Malaysia Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Malaysian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +60 88-523 500
Excellent
32%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Liwagu Restaurant Mount Kinabalu National Park

Reviewed By Michael B

Only went for coffee and ended up with the worst restaurant experience ever.
I ordered a sundae but got a cup of mango jelly topped with coconut cream and a scoop of poor quality chocolate ice cream. My niece ordered waffle with vanilla ice cream, but got chocolate (same poor quality) and the waffle tasted sour, as if made from dough that had been in the fridge for weeks! When we asked for the manager to make a complaint the otherwise friendly and smiling waitress rolled her eyes and sighed.
This place is a disgrace to Sabah and the whole Malaysian nation.

5. 89 Station Restaurant

Jalan Kundasang Kauluan | Sabah Park, Kundasang, Ranau 89308, Malaysia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian, Malaysian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 6088881300
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

89 Station Restaurant

Reviewed By A_Screw_Loose - Penang Island, Malaysia

89 Station is just right after the Kinabalu National Park on the way to Kundasang town by the side of the road. Came here during a massive downpour and the restaurant was leaking at spots but that didn't spoil the atmosphere of the fantastic lunch. Even though we don't prefer to eat meat (chicken, deer, pork), there are still seafood (fish, prawn), egg and vegetable options and lot of selection of soups. It was so good that we came here again for lunch on our departing day. Best of all, 5 dishes for less than RM80. Highly recommended for those in Kundasang area. Fish Maw Soup & Fried Local Mushroom is a must.

6. La Tansa Cafe

Kg. Lohan Ulu, Ranau, Malaysia Asian, Malaysian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +60 16-740 0904
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

La Tansa Cafe

Reviewed By Nora A

Jln bypass to kota marudu/poring/lohan Ulu..from ranau town.. Right side road.. After School..SMK Lohan.. 200meters.. Have a long shoplots.. We are the last of the shoplots..

7. Nabalu Kundasang

Jalan Kundasang Kauluan, Kundasang, Ranau, Malaysia Reservations, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian, Malaysian Brunch, Breakfast +60 88-889 789
Excellent
13%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

Nabalu Kundasang

Reviewed By Isaac L

Read on trip advisor where is appropriate for lunch and tea break. Was on weekdays when I tried their chef special Asam fish head with rice. Was good and their sabah tea was acceptionally favoriteful perhaps was the water that was used. Clean restaurant and the server was friendly . My wife order their chocolate rice bread. The taste was very sweet but acceptable but the bread dough was little hard as compare to other breadstores in town. But this is the only restaurant that serve ala crate menu both western and Asia cuisine. They also sells pastries like cupcakes, cheesecakes etc. Give it a try if you are there because no where else in kundersang have such all in one restaurant. Plenty of parking lots.

8. Restoran Syah Adilah

Jalan Kota Belud-Ranau, Kundasang, Ranau 89300, Malaysia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +60 19-530 3441
Excellent
25%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Restoran Syah Adilah

Reviewed By BHX23

My new favorite place to eat in Kundasang, good food at reasonable price. The location is a just 10 minutes drive from Kundasang town centre. Definitely worth the drive compared to some of the restaurants available in city centre. It serves halal malay & chinese food. May want to come early as it can get crowded during dinner time. Will definitely visit this place again the next time I am in Kundasang.

9. Balsam Buffet Restaurant

Jalan Kinabalu | Kinabalu National Park Entrance, Kundasang, Ranau 89300, Malaysia Brunch 6088303900
Excellent
0%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
47%
Poor
0%
Terrible
23%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 13 reviews

Balsam Buffet Restaurant

Reviewed By mohzan - Seremban, Malaysia

Located at the base of Mount Kinabalu, within Kinabalu Heritage Park .Provide buffet breakfast, lunch n dinner, average cost rm 50.00 to rm60.00 per pax .Slightly expensive as located exclusively near Mt .Kinabalu Park. Nice, comfortable ambience within the tropical forest. Budget travellers can stay away, many restaurants n stall selling local delicacies along the main road at the entrance of the Park.

10. SS Chinese Restaurant

Jalan Kundasang Kauluan | Pekan Kundasang, Kundasang, Ranau 89308, Malaysia Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$31 +60 13-812 8826
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

SS Chinese Restaurant

We serve the best authentic Chinese food in Kundasang. Our chef has more than 20 years of experience serving in many Chinese restaurants in different parts of Malaysia. Tuaran mee, ginger onion fish, sweet & sour pork, butter chicken, stewed taufu and tomato scrambled egg are our signature dishes. Also, Kundasang is well known for its fresh vegetables, you can therefore bring any fresh vegetables and we will cook for you!

Reviewed By Jimmy K - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LOCATION:
Signboard of this restaurant is not really clear. use waze to search for this place

FOOD:
Food is good. I personally like the special fried mihun and tomato with scrambled egg very much.

SERVICE:
Friendly and effective staff.

PRICE:
Value for money. We had special fried mihun, fried wet mee, tuaran mee, tomato scrambled egg, tong po pork and 3 drinks - all with RM 60.
They open from approximately 10am - 4pm

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