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Steakhouse, Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read the reviews we looking forward to eating here, “ the best steak house in KK” so a Wagyu treat was much anticipated. Maybe it’s the anticipation that kills you in the end as our experience was underwhelming at best. Arrive was poor, we...sat for 20 mins while the one waitress chatted, in the end I had to call her over which I hate ( it’s one step from clicking your fingers which should echoing offence!) Our glasses were empty before I got her attention again to take our order. Having looked forward to the Wagyu I ordered ribeye med-rare. What came back was medium and I think was sirloin, I’ll have to take them at their word it was Wagyu but it wasn’t tasty compared to Wagyu I’ve had before or indeed other steaks this trip. Nobody asked if we wanted another drink or how our food was. Had I been at home I would have complained and not paid the 10% service charge but that seems overly churlish out here. My wife had salmon which she said was ok if a bit over done and not as nice as previous places. Over all a little disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

- Service is great. That's a plus point. - Ordered steak and mutton, and it was very bad, incredibly bland and disappointing. Seriously bad. They must have replaced their chef recently or somehow having someone else cooking during our visit. A bit torn in deciding...to revisit or not.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Wat a fabulous meal and welcome we received at The brass Monkey Raja was extremely attentive and we had a wonderful meal The wine was delicious and the toma hawk steak was done to perfection and my lamb shank was tender and delicious. Lovely atmosphere...and great serviceMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening. This is a lovely restaurant with great staff and a really friendly owner. Very quirky place with an indoor outdoor feel. Steak was just sensational and quite possibly the best we've tasted. Seafood Thermidor also delicious. The owner was extremely kind...and generous. Highly recommended and well deserving of its high Tripadvisor rating. Will definitely return during our 2 week stay in KK.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Were with a Grab (local Uber) on our way to another place when driver recommended us this place. We changed directions and did not regret. Very cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and tasty food. Popular place for locals. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful night celebrating a family member's birthday. Nice outdoor setting, family friendly and the owner Raj offered to make a Hawaiian pizza for my 4yo who didn't want to choose anything from the (perfectly fine) kids menu, which he really enjoyed. Steaks...are air freighted from NZ/AU and prices are very reasonable compared to what we pay back home in Australia. There's a special birthday surprise too! Thanks for a great night out in KKMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent service and food, attention to detail was given , the owner was very polite and very professional. First day here would return .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we had so much fun at this wonderful restaurant. The owner, Mr Raja Sagaran - or “Raj” to his regulars, is a charming 65 year old gent from Penang with many a story to tell. The restaurant is open on...two sides, so we enjoyed listening to the rain pelting down. Raj cooked my wife’s king prawns himself- having donned his special apron. We will be back for more fun tomorrow.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Brass Monkey. Lots of laughs and good food. The owner is an absolute gem who spoilt us with attention and great humour. We hope to dine with them again before we leave KK.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

When I asked the locals if they know where I could get a proper steak, they pointed me in the direction of Brass Monkey and they were right. Now everytime I'm back in KK, that's where I'd head as its now my mot favourite place...to go for a steak. You can't go wrong with Brass Monkey. The owner, Rajah is also now a good friend whom I enjoy a beer of two with, every now and then. A must try when visiting KK!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

Great bar with unique attire, good food and fantastic hospitality. Both the owner and the staff are very friendly and create a relaxed atmosphere. The service and food is excellent and would highly suggest you to visit and enjoy an evening at the brass monkey!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful place, best food in Kota kinabulu and the cocktails are amazing A must check place when you come

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

What a fantastic evening we have just had with Raj and his team at Brass Monkey. The service was outstanding and the food matched it. Shame we have only got 1 night left or we would definitely be going back again. If you are looking...for a good meal and great hospitality make sure you go here. Thank you so much for making our family feel so welcome. The Jones family.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022

the best restaurant in kk, the tomahawk is very nice and a must if u go !! i celebrated my mum’s birthday here and the shop owner and waiters are very nice !! they suprised us with a cake and a balloons too !!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

Very nice restaurant if you enjoy western food dinning. Staffs are friendly and food is tasty. Not a 5 star restaurant but the food is 5 star feel. Good for couples dinner and gatherings.

Date of visit: July 2021
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BRASS MONKEY CAFE & BAR, Kota Kinabalu - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5