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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Honestly I have had pizza on 6 continents and Balkanico is one of the best! I had my doubts as SE Asia isn't exactly known for its pizza; however, this pizza is spot on and delicious. Embracing simple ingredients over perfectly crafted crust. The portions...are ample and the price is a steal for such culinary delight. If you are looking for a break from the flavours of SE Asia for an evening, do yourself a favour and come here!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Tried for three consecutive days to get a pizza here and it was always sold out super fast! Managed to snag one on my last day in Kuching and was very happy to eat it in front of a beer :)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Firstly, the pizza is awesome. Handmade, thin crust, very delicious. My only issue with the place is their bizarre ordering/service style. A waiter comes by to take your drink order, but for food you have to order from one of the separate but space-sharing vendors....Then you have to pay in cash when served, not when you order. Food truckish in a way, but just very weird. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

This place is good for friends and family to dine in here. Former location was at the big bottle and old bazaar cafe. Now it is located near Jalan wawasan. Their pizza has thin and crispy crust, topped with olive oil and bigger portion. The...owner is from the Balkan state. One day, the owner can open an online delivery service soon. 100% recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2021

I've eaten here dozens of times between 2016 and 2018. The pizzas are made by hand by the owner, thin crust. Very very good and excellent prices. Also inside the convenience store there are lots and lots of beers and other drinks available for purchase....Sitting outside in the evening is wonderful. (The When did you visit is a mandatory field so ignore the date I selected - I ate there frequently for 3 years). All pre-covidMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2020

Balkanico Pizza is, to me, hands down, the most authentic hand-made pizza in Kuching. Our pizzaiolo (fancy word for pizza-maker hehe) who goes by the name of Aleksander hails all the way from Montenegro, Southeast Europe. I love how Aleksander makes the dough from scratch,...kneading the dough with strength - it comes out from the oven as a perfect thin crunchy crust. Fresh from the oven, the pizza is amazing- from the texture, to the cheese used, and the freshness of the ingredients, it's a culinary heaven for the tongue. The greatest highlight to me is the home-made pesto sauce - this blended green basil mixture complements the pizza perfectly! This pesto has such a strong garlicky taste, it simply made the pizza stand out immediately. He makes the pesto with freshest ingredients daily. If you are a lover of garlic and strong spices, you can't miss this pizza with its pesto. It's too good. In my life, I've never had pizza with a stronger garlic tang. For those who aren't really fans of garlic however, you could always request for lesser or no pesto at all. Located behind the Fairland Hidden Bar, this rustic looking area makes for a most picturesque spot. If you are in Kuching, this is definitely a must try.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great pizza. We had a pepperoni pizza to share and it was only 25RM - about £5. Beers are about £1.20, so would highly recommend it

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

The food was delicious and the service good. Just a nice place to sit and watch the world go by with a cold beer in hand.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

This isn’t really a restaurant, more of a street stall with seating, but who cares, if you like hand made thin crust pizza, this is the place. We demolished one and ordered two more. The pepperoni is fantastic. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

The cafe is opposite a Chinese temle, it is actually a performance stage for that Chinese temple, so just look after the temple then you will find the cafe. The pizza is good and best to serve with a local tuak.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

I had the beef pepperoni pizza (25RM) with fries and Vodka lime. Delicious thin crust, garlicky pizza. Would recommend if you’re seeking a pizza fix.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019

As others have mentioned, blink and you'll miss Balkanico - we walked past on our way to the food festival, but our son was still hungry on the way back, so we stopped off, bought a couple of beers and sodas from the offie and...then ordered a pizza. Freshly prepared, in front of our eyes, it was delicious. Thin crust has to be the way to go - more ingredients, less dough...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Best pizza in kuching, good quality & good product.he made homemade massa pizza. Really nice wite to eat

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is not ready to find we passed the place 3 times before we saw it. It's on front of the big bottle shop. So you order your pizza directly from the chef. Drinks you buy yourself in the bottle shop. They have a...large choice of international beer an other drinks. The pizza was very good. Large and extra thin. Definitely recommendable for a short snack.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019

Odd set up but it works! Buy your drinks first then come outside to order your pizza! We had Margherita, pepperoni, vegetarian and meat! Loved the thin base and the toppings were super👏

Date of visit: March 2019
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Balkanico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5