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Lepau Restaurant

395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 12-884 5383
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
“brown rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went three times in four days to get to try all the different local dishes that are served here. Very friendly and helpful service.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We appreciate it is traditional cuisine, but we don’t agree with paying higher prices for luke warm chicken and stone cold rice. The flavour was good, especially the sweet and sour catfish. But it all just too shabby for the price. Even my iced lemon...More

2  Thank mnott617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant, we read a few mixed reviews before coming here but mostly overall they were positive. We came here with the purpose of discovering local cuisine, and weren't disappointed. Our waiter was very friendly and made some great recommendations. One...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of 7, with many ordering the same meals. Meals should be prepared together - especially if they order the same item!! This was not the case. Many were still waiting for their food an hour after ordering. Food was average, and definitely overpriced. Go...More

2  Thank ryulippmann
lepaurestaurant, Manager at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was not what we hoped it to be. We sincerely apologise for that. We take every feedback very seriously and we will definitely look into this matter so that this situation is not repeated...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I thought "lepau restaurant'' is an orang ulu/dayak restaurant, that's the main reason we there because I want to impress my Finnish husband with the 'orang ulu/dayak exotic food. Speaking of orang ulu/dayak - our exotic or main food is babui, - unfortunately this wasn't...More

Thank estherjohansson
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to leave us your feedback and review. We regret the slow service and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are still working towards providing our guests a great and authentic Sarawak dining experience and we surely...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

A busy place even on Tuesday nite. We arrived earlier at 6pm and found a table easily. The service is fast and staff are happy to answer questions and explain. Not all the food we ordered was spicy; some were more comfort food. Some dishes...More

Thank Albert L
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking time to leave us your feedback and review and thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Food is good and great ambience. With traditional music playing at peak hours. Call in to book as the place is normally packed at dinner time. Rice is served wrapped with banana leaves.More

Thank MsiaRunner
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking time to drop us your amazing review. We are truly honoured and grateful. It is always our goal to give our guest the best authentic Sarawak dining experience and your feedback is a great encouragement to our team to...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Had a great dinner here on our first night in Kuching. Cosy setting with lots of plants and lights and traditional music playing in the background. We had no idea what to order so the lovely waiter recommended a few dishes for us to try...More

Thank rachel_douce
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We ordered Calamari, Midin, Tofu in Pumpkin Sauce, Spicy Beef, Spicy Prawns, Chicken in Bamboo. All medium dishes and it fed a group of 8 from California. Everything was amazingly delicious, service was great. It’s a must try.More

Thank Jenny C
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there. Greetings from Lepau !! Thank you for taking your time to drop us your wonderful review. We are truly honoured and pleased that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. At Lepau we are always working and striving to give our guests...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here! Nice setting, cosy outdoor terrace with lots of plants. Since we didn't knew what to order, the friendly waiter recommend us some dishes to share. It was all very delicious! The price was correct for the quality we received. Bit...More

Thank kaatje36
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there. Greetings from Lepau !! Thank you for taking your time to drop us your wonderful review. We are truly honoured and pleased that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. At Lepau we are always working and striving to give our guests...More

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Robert W
4 August 2018|
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Response from lepaurestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Robert. No we don’t serve wine. But we do serve beers and our local rice wine.
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Valerie W
1 June 2018|
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Response from lepaurestaurant | Property representative |
Hi there. Ikan patin is not available in our everyday menu. However we can get the fish for our guests if they preorder 2 days prior to dining at Lepau. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 12-884 5383
  • E-mail
Description
Winner of the Best Innovative Ethnic Restaurant for the 20th Malaysia Tourism Award 2018 A unique local homegrown restaurant set in the heart of Kuching city serving authentic Sarawakian food prepared by a team of enthusiastic and passionate food lovers. Our environment and ambience reflects the feel of a traditional Kayan “kampung” farm-hut. Lepau, translated from the Kayan language, means temporary farm-hit. We serve no pork and lard. Our food is suitable for everyone regardless of background, religion and dietary restrictions.
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