Hilton Kota Kinabalu ‘The Gift of Being Together’ Christmas and New Year Eve Festive Table Buffet


The year-end festive period is a time for reflection, gratitude, and most importantly togetherness. Loved ones from around the world travel far and wide to be together because experiencing the magical moments of the season with the ones who matter is what makes it worthwhile.

Hilton hotels in Malaysia presents the greatest gift – togetherness, by making the world a smaller and closer place with the Festive Table. The act of sharing a meal is simple, but the gesture itself is a heartwarming one. Each Hilton hotel in Malaysia offers festive menus and promotions that are made for sharing, in hopes to reunite loved ones, create new friendships and strengthen each unique relationship.

This year, experience The Gift of Being Together with Hilton Kota Kinabalu as they dish out a beautiful menu of festive food to bring friends and families together for the most important time of the year.

I was lucky enough to be invited to try out Hilton Kota Kinabalu’s Festival Table for 2019 and of course, I am here to share the wonderful food you can expect to see and taste when you dine in for the festive season too!


Hilton Kota Kinabalu is located right in the heart of the city surrounded by eateries and shopping. It is extremely convenient for guests as its located right behind Centrepoint Shopping Mall and located next to Asia City, where its famous for lively eateries! Surely, Hilton is the choice for many tourists who visit Kota Kinabalu for good reason.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu has two main kitches namely Urban Kitchen; which is the breakfast and Dinner Buffet Lounge, while the Rooftop Poolside Bar and Grill; offers ala carte menus for both lunch and dinner. They also have a small cafe which offers light breakfast, pastries and such called Zest Cafe.

For the Christmas Buffet Festive Table I sampled, it was located at Urban Kitchen.


First off, an array of light, palate-cleansing food to prepare you for the main dishes. Expect to see a wonderful platter of salads, cheeses, and soups!

Smoked Duck Breast with Fennel and Orange Salad


Thai Seafood Salad


Pomegranate and Smoked Salmon Salad


Pumpkin with Feta Cheese Salad


Crab Salad


DIY Salad Bar + Nuts/Grains Corner



Beetroot and Goat Cheese Crostini


Smoked Salmon Blinis


Vietnamese Spring Rolls


Platter of Hams (Pastrami, Turkey Ham, Chicken Ballotine etc)


Smoked Salmon


Tuna and Gherkin Pate


Platter of Assorted Cheeses, Fruits and Nuts



Now that you’ve tried a variety of salads, soups and cheeses. You’re ready for the main course and the highlight of the entire course. Expect to see a wonderful and wide selection of a fusion of asian and western dishes to please your palate.

Kusshi Tandoori Whole Lamb




Salmon Wellington


Seafood Paella


Cajun Spiced Chicken Breast with Potato Wedges


Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Beetroot and Apple Glaze


BBQ Lamb Shoulder


Seafood Casserole


Potato Au Gratin


Gulai Ayam Berkentang 


Wok Fried Honey Ginger Prawn


DIY Grill Station


Steamed Mussel with King Sauce



You’ve stuffed yourself with every possible type of meat and carb you can find. You’re full by now but you spy the ever mouth-watering glittering platter of desserts, the actual highlight and most important part of christmas. You know in your gut, the war is not won until the last battle. Yes, desserts are war. Expect to find the most beautiful and elegantly decorated Christmas desserts you can find at Hilton. Classics such as Yule Log, Fruit Cake, Gingerbread Cookies and the more unique Eclairs and Profiteroles will definitely make you smile at the end of the feast.

Classic Yule Log


Fruit cake with Snow Icing


Vanilla Kipferl


Black and White Chocolate Mousse


Gingerbread Cookies



Almond Cake


Caramelize Nut Tart


Eclairs filled with Matcha Cream


Salted Caramel Profiteroles/ Cream Puffs/ Chou a la creme


Fruit Cake


Strawberry cake


Red Velvet Cupcakes


Brownie Cheese Cake


In this article, you’d find about 20-30 dishes for the entire buffet; but on the below dates (Christmas/new years) festive season I am told there will be about 80 dishes to try from!

  • I also received news that there will be a gingerbread house, yes an actual one – which you can walk through at Hilton Kota Kinabalu on Christmas day itself! If you have kids or like me, am a kid in an adult body *lol*, make sure to head on over to see the life-size gingerbread house this year!
  • Catch Santa as he makes an appearance on 24 & 25 December 2019 and Christmas Caroling on 24 Dec 2019 at 7.00pm!

If you are interested, head on over to make your reservation now!


Urban Kitchen
Christmas Dinner Buffet
25 December 2019 | 5:30pm – 10:30pm
RM180 nett per adult
Urban Kitchen
Festive Seafood Party Buffet
Every Friday & Saturday in December | 6:30pm – 10:30 pm
RM145 nett per adult
Urban Kitchen
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet
24 December 2019 | 5:30pm – 10:30pm
RM180 nett per adult
Urban Kitchen
Christmas Lunch Buffet
25 December 2019 | 12:30pm – 3:00pm
RM150 nett per adult
Urban Kitchen
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet
31 December 2019 | 6:30pm – 10:30pm
RM168 nett per adult
Urban Kitchen
New Year’s Day High-Tea Buffet
1 January 2020 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm
RM98 nett per adult
Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill
Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Festive Menu Selections | 24-31 December 2019
Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm | Dinner 6.30pm – 10.30pm
From RM 48 nett onwards per dish
Zest Café
Christmas Turkey Takeaway & Festive Goodies
1-26 December 2019
Club Bar
Christmas Eve Bash
24 December 2019 | 7:00pm -3:00am
Elixir Band featuring Gina
Club Bar
Christmas Party
25 December 2019 | 7:00pm – 2:00am
M2 Project Band
Club Bar
New Year’s Eve Countdown
31 December 2019 | 7:00pm – 3:00am
RM50 nett inclusive of 1 drink
Jomos Band featuring Pija, Jonathan Tse and Ora Della
From 1 – 20 December 2019, each Hilton hotel in Malaysia will be giving away a 3D2N stay inclusive of breakfast buffet to one lucky winner. To stand a chance to win, participants have to like the hotel’s Facebook page, share the post and leave a comment with their most memorable dining experience with loved ones during the holiday season.
For more information and reservations, please call Hilton Kota Kinabalu at +60 88 356 000 or email BKIKK_FB@hilton.com


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