Cafe Oriental BBQ Buffet (every Saturday) @ Sabah Oriental Hotel

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to try out their weekend Hi-Tea. It was a good experience then and decided to go for seconds. This time around we went for their BBQ Buffet dinner, and boy we had an even pleasant experience than before. It's on Groupon now, only RM36 instead of RM58 per person.

Sabah Oriental Hotel
Lorong Kemajuan, 88000 KK, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 088-258 988

Sabah Oriental Hotel (formerly known as Beverly Hotel) is centrally located in the Business District of Kota Kinabalu and less than 7 km from its International Airport. Within walking distance to many government and commercial offices, shopping malls and places of interest in the city, this hotel is an ideal place to stay for discerning business and leisure travelers coming to Sabah.
Cafe Oriental located at the Lobby Level

BBQ BUFFET available on every Saturday 
Price at RM58 per person.

First off a look at their impressive centre spread reveal a myriad of entrees and desserts. The entrees consists of among others,  fresh shrimps,  mussels, shrimp cocktails, mini smoked salmon bruscheta, fresh garden salad and even local delicacy such as fish hinava.

The shrimps were sweet and chewey, while the salty smoked salmon makes for a good entree as well. The variety of fresh salad may not be a lot but this is quickly made up for when you step outside, where more fresh vegetables are available for on the spot stir fry, teppanyaki style.

Fresh Seafood for BBQ

BBQ Buffet

BBQ Lamb

The Lamb packed a lot of flavour while the barbeque over open fire gives it an added woody fragrance. The seafood was also fresh and sweet, while the bbq chicken was nicely cooked through. The satay was also rather impressive with the chicken nicely marinated to leave a rather sweet and savory taste. There is also beef satay which is just as nice.
BBQ Crabs
Awesome Satays....Must Try!!!

And it is at the outside main course section where we feel Cafe Oriental is a winner. 4 action counters offering (as mentioned earlier) firstly, Teppanyaki bar, where you can choose a selection of fresh vegetables and meat. The next action counter offers barbeque seafood, lamb as well as chicken. Another barbeque counter serves the mandatory Satay. Another action counter offers a variety of pasta that the chef will cook in front of you.
Chicken Satay
Beef satay

Step back inside and there is a totally different kind of BBQ. There is actually a chicken Shawarma roasting on a vertical rotisserie. The chicken was tasty, juicy and tender, while marinated properly to have a myriad of taste and spices. Ask the kind staff to prepare a wrap or shawarma sandwhich for you, which consists of the chicken meat, some shredded vegetables and thousand island sauce. The result is a drippingly good pita sandwhich, where the juices from the chicken and sauce just makes it an awesome Arabian staple.


Pasta live cooking Station


Mongolian Cooking Station
The vegetable teppanyaki bar on the other hand, marries the vege with nice savoury sauce, and with garlic sauteed earlier on first, it adds an even more pleasant aroma. The pasta was also al-dante and the sauce was fragrant and tasty.

Choice of vegetables for Mongolian style cooking

Pick n mix....

As if that wasn't enough there are also a selection of local dishes, such as chicken in prawn sauce, curry lamb, sauteed sotong and kacang tumis or stir fried long beans. We would like to highlight that the curry lamb is just knee-bucklingly good (if ever there is such a word). The meat was tender that it rips away from the bones easily while the curry is so rich in texture and taste, not to mention a variety of spices that goes on in it. Eat it with warm rice, fish cracker and popodam and you are in paradise.

Mushroom Chicken

Lamb Curry...must try....thumbs up!

Sambal Squids

Stir-fried Longbean

Steamed an Buttered Rice




Chocolate Fondue
After all that its good to wind down with some good desserts, sweets and pastries. There are ice cream to choose from, but we would like to direct your attention to their pastry as they are actually quite impressive. The tarts skin were crunchy and savoury which goes well with a choice of fruits drip in syrup or cream pastries.

There is even a chocolate fountain fondue where you can dip cookies and sweets to give it a chocolate delight. You are also spoilt for choices in the cake department, with carrot cake, cheese cake, chocolate cake all vying for your attention. And don't get me started with all other creams and custards in cups.

Dessert: Tarts

Fruit Tarts

Cheese Cake

Chocolate Cake

Carrot Cake

Chocolate Balls


Coffee and Tea

Ice Cream

Fruit Juices

Fresh Fruits
Its easy to ignore all the fresh fruits with all the sweets cakes and ice cream. But its just that, there's only so much your appetite can take yet so many food to try. Make your way down here and give it a try, we guarantee you'll want seconds.
Entertainment: Magic tricks from Lawrence's the magician 

Pick a card...
Card...Club 7
Spot the Club 7 Lawrence hold in his name card photo

You can opt. for more privacy too

Outdoor Buffet station

Outdoor seats available too

Tapai Lounge at the Lobby
Before you leave, top off your great dinning experience with a night cap at the Tapai lounge, while listening the live band play current hits and all time favorites. There is even a large screen to satisfy your football craving.

Live Music at Tapai Lounge
Tapai Lounge offer 50% off for whole day with Happy Hour Promotion

After dinner, sit back and relax or catch a football match here

Saturday BBQ Buffet is on Groupon now, on RM36 instead of RM58 per person with 38% off....value for money feast! team: Thank you for reading our posts. Our team media coverage touches mostly on lifestyle events and focuses on happening scenes in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Invite us for food reviews, travel and hotel reviews, KL clubbing reviews and product launches. Our other interests include the movies, technology and photography. Subscribe to my facebook page. Contact us via my email at: [email protected] or [email protected]


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