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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sarawak laksa” (80 reviews)
“butter chicken” (25 reviews)
“green curry” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We dinned here about three years ago and the service was terrible. We though we would try again. This time the service was very good and also the food. The waiters were efficient and smiled. Good menu with food to suit all tastes. The food...More

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarawak laksa was good The satay was good as well. U can only find chicken meat no skin or fat. The peanut sauce was so delicious

Thank kosholah b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view and relaxing ambience but the food is average and pricy for the quality. The servers are very nice and polite.

Thank FLKS8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice,nice food and a very good view of the river...the main problem is,the toilet is public (you have to use a street one near the restaurant).i think for the price and category of the place,it is not tolerable

Thank leenaM87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dory fish is good here. Vegetables rather el dente. Noodle soup good. Could do with improving dinks list

Thank Jeff_PLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and strong is how they are served up.....making one drink plenty! Also enjoyed two meals here. Prefect spot to cool down and watch the waterfront and learn about the history of James Brooke

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you feel like a proper seated meal in a nice setting rather than hawker style food, then this is a fantastic place to go to. The location is great on the waterfront and the restaurant itself is quite modern and comfortable. There are lots...More

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drop in for a drink or a quick meal. Very pleasant spot overlooking the river in the old part of town

Thank HydroH2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very stylish café offers shade in hot days. The have sometimes special offers, but not daily. Drinks, snacks - a cosy place to go on the waterfront esplanade.

Thank Václav V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Superb location, and equally delicious food, I chose the most delicious Sarawak laksa, and it was my favourite meal of my entire trip

Thank MJK0203
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22 January 2015|
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are right there was a long wait for service in what ever you ask. Since I was not rushing, had all the time in the world, with my family and in a nice environment enjoying the view( outdoor table ) it did not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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