Bali Bali Gardens is clearly visible from Jalan Mat Salleh where it is softly lit, except where its name is trumpeted in bright, neon lights.
The entrance is on the other side of the venue in Lorong Bunga Telur, accessible from the turn-in just before the traffic lights as you head from the mosque towards Tanjung Aru.
Bali Bali Gardens, as the name suggests, tries to bring a slice of Bali’s famed gardens to Kota Kinabalu.
The restaurant is in a converted, renovated house, with distinct Balinese features, such as the cement and red-brick detail on the walls, the water features and the open-air areas dotted around the sizable yard.
The menu is Indonesian, which offers dishes not very different from Malaysian food, albeit under different names and with slightly different styling.