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Minoru

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Jalan Rambutan, Kuching 93400, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered some sashimi, buckwheat noodles, tempura, fried chicken skin, grilled komochi shishamo, house sake. Sashimi isn't fantastic, can't really get the fresh taste of the seafood. Buckwheat noodle is alright but serving is very small indeed. Overall, the menu is highly priced, does not justify the quality of food.

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Thank Jo-Ann Y
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you want high quality Japanese food in Kuching, this is the place to be. The setting is cool & conspicuously clean. They have friendly, attentive & kimono- clad staff.

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Thank Jutisha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went not once but twice during our stay in Kuching....maybe 3 times.... I know that is the oldest Japanese restaurant in town, and I really admire the owner, but most of all the "chef" and his wife that are really after your needs. We felt like home: we tried almost everything...also the Toro.... All we tried was great. Price:... More 

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Thank Ggg1972
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Really good food. The environment and service are at high standard as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are after good sushi with high quality fresh fish.

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Thank TommyP1245
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

If you are in Kuching and looking for a good Japanese restaurant, look no further. Minoru (also known as Robata from the old days) has been in existence for over 30 years, and Richard and Carol are the Singaporean owners who now reside here permanently. His sashimi bar and counter offers the best and freshest selections of flown in seafood,... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Myself come here often, and I would say to date this is still the best Japanese restaurant in town. However best quality comes with a price. Their ingredient are all very fresh, I have come numerous time and never once have complain on freshness.

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Thank SinTanHere
Kuching, Malaysia
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304 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Been here countless of times, yet I still feel it serve the best Japanese food around Kuching. I normally order Unagi, Sushi and Tempura.Food quality and taste is always great here. Service is very good. A recommended place for Japanese food.

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Thank fsenada
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

This is where we go for our Japanese food fix!. It is really a nice place and cosy place. Seems that this place is also very popular with VIPs as well. Food here is not cheap, but it gives u the feeling of being in Japan!

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Thank AChee74
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240 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

This is probably the best Japanese restaurant in Kuching. It has been managed by a husband and wife team for several years and maintains its consistent good quality. The fish is always fresh and the sashimi and sushi is always good. There is sake, asahi super dry and a few bottles of single malts and wines. The beef dishes including... More 

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Thank Idris A
Kuching, Malaysia
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Used to be the best in terms of quality and service. Was served SOGGY tempura, complained but no action taken. You can have twice the amount of food in another reputable Japanese food outlet for the price you are paying here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Rambutan, Kuching 93400, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?