Upperstar appeals to the masses of KK with its diner-style concept, cheap-&-cheerful western food & beer and Internet-equipped padded booths.
The chain started out with 1 outlet in Segama complex opposite the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, many years ago, and since then Upperstar have evolved and opened up more branches – Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Lintas, Damai, recently in Imago Mall and the new Plaza 333 a little out of town on the Donggong Highway.
All branches have the same menu, décor which is a clutter of kitsch trinkets, and service that’s very hit-or-miss.
On Upperstar’s menu aims for quantity over quality, meaning that if you have a group with diverse tastes, Upperstar is a good bet, as long as you keep your expectations in check. They also have an extensive list of beverages. When it comes to alcoholic drinks, most stick to beer when they drink at Upperstar, as their “cocktails” are probably the most disappointing thing on the menu.
Upperstar is a good choice when you’re not looking for a culinary adventure, but rather need somewhere to hang out that wont burn a hole in the pocket.