Top 10 Best Food Courts In Sabah 2023

A food court is a great place for those wanting various food options without going through the hassle of jumping from one restaurant to another. It is also a great place where community value is strengthened, as you can interact directly with many food vendors. Sometimes, you will find a food court where its dining area consists of a few long tables to share with other diners.

The idea of a food court was first developed in the 1970s by James Rouse, an American mall developer from Pennsylvania. His idea has been conceptualized, practicalised and revolutionized as the years go by, and many businesses and customers can enjoy its benefits. In the country of Malaysia, food courts are no strangers. In Sabah, you will find ample food courts to dine at, all selling delicious foods for the people. Here are the 10 best food courts in Sabah 2023 where you can enjoy various foods in one place.

What is the difference between a restaurant and a food court?

A restaurant is one spacious eatery serving only its menu, and you can only eat the food in the restaurant. In a food court, many small food stalls gather in one place, so people can have more food options and sit anywhere in the food court.

Why do people like to eat at food courts?

There are 3 simple reasons why. Number 1, you can have more choices of foods such as Malay food, Chinese food, Indian food and more; in one place. Number 2, the foods sold in a food court are just as tasty as the ones from a restaurant. Finally number 3, food stalls in a food court priced their foods much more affordable for the customers. Just these 3 reasons alone, and you will see food courts are always packed with people.

10 Best Food Courts In Sabah 2023

1. Lido Square

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Lido Square is a vast center, and it serves two main functions: morning markets and food courts for the afternoon, dinner and late dinner. Its food courts comprise eatery outlets serving various foods to choose from, and quite frankly, they all taste delicious. Since food stalls here price their foods on the lower scale, and the food is good, it will be crowded, but workers from the stalls can cope with the busyness and serve each customer well.

Operating Hours: 7:30 am – 11:30 pm (Daily)

Address: Jalan Penampang, Lido Square, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone No: 012-3766811 & 016-828 7379

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lido-Square-Food-Centre/196037500430377

2. Food Court Sandakan Futsal

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Although its name has the word ‘Futsal’ in it, this food court is not limited to only futsal players, but is open for everyone to come and eat. You probably need to visit this food court a hundred times if you want to try all the foods from the stalls. Furthermore,  each stall has special foods to offer customers, which only adds more choices for you to choose from but could make you indecisive because everything looks good to eat.

Operating Hours: 8 am – 10 pm (Daily)

Address: 90000 Sandakan, Sabah

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

3. BSA Food Court  

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BSA Food Court is an open-air food court which has every food stall you can imagine! Do you want Chinese food? It has that. Do you want Malay food? It has many food stalls. Anything you want, BSA Food Court got it. You don’t need to go anywhere else to look for food.

Operating Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (Daily)

Address: 10, Lorong Complex BSA, Complex BSA, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone No: 088-381662

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Google Reviews: Here

4. East Coast Food Court 

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The food court for East Coast Food Court in Kota Kinabalu is huge, and it can accommodate hundreds of people dining here, especially at night time where this food court gets busy. Not only that, food stalls sell their foods economically and prepare them quickly for customers to eat; very impressive. 

Operating Hours: 7 am – 11:30 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Address: Cotto Tiles & Sanitary, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 016-818 7627

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastCoastFoodCourt/

5. Anjung Perdana Teluk Likas Food Court 

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Anjung Perdana Teluk Likas Food Court is one of the popular food stalls located near the sea. Dining here will give you a fresh breeze and a great view of the sparkling sea. If you prefer dining late in the evening, take pictures of the sunset before ordering your food. Many stalls here sell seafood dishes to accompany the beach spirit, but other food options are also available, such as grilled chicken, fried noodles, and more.

Operating Hours:
10:30 am – 8 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
10 am – 8 pm (Monday)

Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

6. Empire Food Court 

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Empire Food Court in Tawau provides a simple table and chair dining area for customers to eat at. This food court may not have as many food stalls as the others, but the foods served are always locals’ favourites. Food is always cheap, and vendors are always friendly. This food court holds a special place for the locals.

Operating Hours: 6 pm – 12 am (Daily)

Address: Bandar Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

7. ISA White Food Court 

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If you love Malay and Indonesian cuisine, then come to ISA White Food Court as this food court contributes many selections of those two cuisines for customers to dine in or takeaway; all to which are exciting for the tastebuds. However, getting a parking spot takes a lot of effort, so it’s best you come here with a taxi or an e-hailing cab instead.

Operating Hours: 7 am – 11 pm (Daily)

Address: ISA White Foodcourt Jalan Haji Ismail Juma, Jalan Damai, Taman Melati, 91000 Tawau, Sabah

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

8. Maskini Food Court 

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At Maskini Food Court, you are offered fresh and quality food selections to your delight; from seafood dishes to ayam penyet to char keow teow and many more. The cool thing about this food court is that it has indoor seating and outdoor seating for customers to eat. Inside it, you can enjoy live performances from local bands, and outside, you can enjoy the open, cool air; both environments can accommodate everyone’s preferred area for dining. 

Operating Hours: 3 pm – 11 pm (Daily)

Address: Maskini Food Court, Kg Kepayan, 2, Jalan Putatan Ramayah, 88200 Putatan, Sabah 

Phone No: 019-5702802 

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Maskini-Food-Court/100078854798530/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maskinifoodcourt/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D

9. Imago Food Court 

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Inside the Imago shopping mall, its food court is here to serve the convenience and excellent choice of foods for the people to dine at. Many food counters sell various dishes, so once you are done shopping, don’t worry about finding an outside restaurant and just head to Imago Food Court for some meals.

Operating Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Daily)

Address: KK Times Square, Phase 2, Off Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

10. Funky Farm Food Court 

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Funky farm Food Court is a colourful and lively place for you to dine at, as it not only is filled with customers excited to try the various food stalls selling delicious foods, but it has a big stage where local performers can do live singing or customers singing karaoke, and also it has a sports bar. Good food, and good entertainment; what a great place to spend happy times with your family and friends.

Operating Hours: 9 am – 12 am (Daily)

Address: Lorong Cyber Perdana, Kampung Kepayan, 89500 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Phone No: 016-2391956

Google Map: Navigate now

Google Reviews: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkyfarm.kk/


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