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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Tribal Stove is good at providing very cheap good quality food. Went for lunch and had the Fried rice, love the crispy anchovies, and the jungle fish soup. Some ingredients I have never tried and it was a new experience. For Something different go here....BYO but serves soft drinks. Prices are very good.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is right opposite the Hilton, where I am staying Tripadvisor reviews looked good, so we tried it Sarawak laksa and bamboo chicken with rice. Very nice. Simple and tasty Just over MR20 for two, including two canned sodas.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A traditional Dayak setting with photos of tribes in Borneo. Nice soft and soothing Dayak Sape music on speakers. Mix Sarawakian recipe assorted menu. Well done and good service.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

this place does not look cheap but it is actually cheaper than the open air hawker at the back. place is air cond.. staffs are friendly.. and food tastes good.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Came here one night and was not disapointed. I read some reviews on here and wanted to see for myself. i had no issues with the restaurant at all. Staff were very friendly and the food was very tasty. We ordered the bamboo chicken, pinapple...salad, laksa and 2 dishes of rice... all came to around 20MYR. Nice place.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this place because the staff was very friendly and accommodated my take away order. Also the food was really affordable - about US$4 for 3 dishes, but we didn’t eat 2 of the 3 dishes as the flavors were not very...good. The eggplant with spices we ordered was amazing and I would go back and eat that again! The laksa Sarawak had a strong flavor (nutmeg maybe??) that I didn’t like. It was overpowering. We also got the stir fried jungle ferns and they had a bit of a flavor like they were going bad that I think might have been a strong fish sauce. We had had the ferns elsewhere at lunch and they were fantastic so we were so excited to have them again but we really didn’t like this version and didn’t eat them. I would be willing to give it another try and just order different items. For the price, you can afford to select a few dishes!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I had this huge meal for less than 4 US Dollars. No I am not joking! The restaurant is quite crowded for breakfast but in the afternoon you can have the whole place to yourself and the staff are really sweet and polite. You can...have nearly anything for an affordable price and the portions are generous. Check out that Nasi Pattaya the size of a small UFO!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Place your order and come back in awhile. You will surely love the food. Very authentic and tasty. It is situated opposite the Hilton hotel. Parking is a problem but you can park at the hotel but you need to pay though.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Delicious dishes of authentic local Malaysian cooking and friendly staff! They serve no alcohol but we could buy beers at the Chinese restaurant behind.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a must visit restaurant for any visitor to Kuching. Authentic food of Borneo. I especially like the Fish Umai which is a slightly sour dish. Strangely enough there is no vinegar and the sourly taste is from the kelamansi (lime), the fried pineapple...was very tasty too. It is certainly worth going and the price is not bad.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

So recently this place has had mixed reviews, but on the recommendation of a local we tried the Laksa here and it was good. Large serving size and at MYR 5 per bowl it was a fair price. As for other recent comments, there was...about 10 copies of the menu in English (most did not have a description of what the dish was though), the 2 staff on the day we went did not speak English (not a negative comment, just an observation) Will go back again if in town in the futureMore

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I tried laksa sarawak, umai prawn, mee kolok and fried local vegetable with garlic. Food taste good at reasonable price. The location is just across Hilton Kuching. Don't miss it when you have the chance to visit Kuching.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We ate here early in the evening midweek so there was plenty of space. Service was a little slow however this was more than compensated for by the quality of the food and exceptional value for money. Highly recommended if you are on a budget...and also recommended for others as well.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Just opposite the Hilton near waterfront . Great atmosphere to it Menu unable to understand as none of it in English. Staff spoke very little to no English. Not usually a problem but our son is highly allergic to prawns so despite using google to...translate we couldn't get the message across and elected not to order him any food. Not sure if it was due to been a Monday but a lot not available including midin which I was keen to try. Drinks arrived quickly but then a long wait for our meals. No problem as we are on holidays but must admit we were beginning to wonder if we were going to get any food. Reasonable size and delicious Very reasonably priced I will return and try again by myself however ...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch and couldnt find the shredded beef people mention, so had the fish special and the nasi goreng with ayam goreng. The former was, as expected, riverfish, so a bit muddy in flavour, but the soup was super-lemongrassy, so almost tasted like...dishwater. The combination wasn't great and then the multitude of bones made it ver hard to eat. The nasi was just good fried rice, but a bit dull and the chicken was lukewarm and a bit tasteless as well. Other food that came out smelt really good, so I wonder whether we just picked badly... assumed the specials would be a relative safe bet.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Response from JmyJohan | Reviewed this property |
I' was informed that all food served are halal
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Response from ChiliLime | Reviewed this property |
I have seen a few webpages list it as halal, but they do serve alcohol as well. I don't know if that has an effect.
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Tribal Stove @ Tribal Taste is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4