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James Brooke Bistro

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Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 14-520 4007
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A brilliant location overlooking the Kuching River and accessible to the waterfront. We enjoyed our meals here and they were reasonably priced, especially the Malaysian Fried Rice. Wifi works well and the staff are great :)

Thank Danielle J
Penang Island, Malaysia
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The written menu in this restaurant could do with changing - it's all a bit tatty looking, but the food was good. We ordered a couple of dishes and shared them. It's probably a good idea to book as once it gets dark it's very popular. Lovely setting with the lights along the riverbank.

Thank PaperStoneScissors
Auckland, New Zealand
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue to relax and get out of the sun and enjoy a cold one... relaxed feeling and fans everywhere to help keep you cool in the heat.

Thank Ustwoguys
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice restaurant with cosy and soft atmosphere...candle on the table and soft music...quite romantic. It is y easily located near the Kuching Waterfront in the middle of a grassy area by the road. It open in the morning until night for anyone looking for breakfast or dinner. It serves both local and international dishes. You'll find Sarawak laksa... More 

Thank AtieMalek
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a beautiful setting with a nice and inviting ambience at night. Quite romantic for couples to have cozy dinners with candles on the table. It is located at the Waterfront and very easily accessible. The menu offers both local dishes like Sarawak laksa and Mee kolok which are delicious and a must try. It also has other... More 

Thank Yati M
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 4 ate here one night, we were expecting it to be far more expensive than it was considering we had wine, beers etc and 2 course meals. It is more expensive than eating at the the food stalls but given its location food standard etc an absolute bargain if compared to Australian prices!!!! Worth a visit!!

Thank ZappaPerth_australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and ambience to hang out with friends. Food was not bad. However, we saw a rat running in the restaurant... Will never come here ever again

Thank Sheau W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location near the river where you can watch the world go by. Pleasant and friendly service with tasty food...

Thank MairGravatt
Stuttgart, Germany
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't tried the food there, but it is definitely a nice place for a drink after browsing the water front

Thank ralfinho1985
Grantham, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here after visiting the Chinese museum nearby. We had a delicious sandwhich sitting outsied in the shade of trees overlooking the river. Cold drinks. Helpful waiter. So relaxing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Malaysian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 14-520 4007

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