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Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82-412 210
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sarawak laksa” (84 reviews)
“butter chicken” (27 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in here every day of my four day trip. Staff really friendly and the food was good. A flavour of times past and it was great to sit back with a cold drink and watch people passing by on the waterfront

Thank jules304
Reviewed 2 days ago

The location alone makes this a good spot to eat. It's westernized, to be sure, and it's cash only, but the food is really good and they have a nice selection. The open air dining and the view of the river and the dynamic legislature...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wish I could review the food but the staff spent so long walking back and forth in front of us while studiously ignoring us that, when they did eventually deign to seat us, the additional ten minutes of absolutely no service was sufficient encouragement...More

Thank dawn o
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had fried fish with boiled veg and chips. The veg were almost raw including the chips which were heavily peppered. The fish was OK. My husband enjoyed his wild Borneo laksi though it was very hot.

Thank LMK63
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went once the food was great. Went second time the beef had past its best before date. Had a mouth full and couldn't eat it the meet was bad.

Thank Bear00786
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Place is looking really good, but there arę no locals eating there. Prices arę high and oriented mainly on western customers

Thank Ewa W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice location on the river front. Good service. Cash only. No aircon but plenty of fans. Grab a cold drink to keep you cool. Food was nice, tasty and big portions. The Sarawak Laksa is a must. The restaurant cat walks around and my...More

Thank rpatel23
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had Laksa Sarawak. It was good but not that great. Favorite spot for foreigner i guess. The cafe location and atmosphere was great. But need more cleanliness. Looking towards the riverfront. Close to the souvenier shops.

Thank mamaogy
Reviewed 1 week ago

great views of the river! Food was nice, bit more pricey than other restaurants but worth it for a nice meal by the river! We also came back another night for a nice relaxing drink in the evening watching the lights and a distant thunderstorm.

Thank awaywiththefae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great for couples and family but the food is just okay. We ordered butter chicken and green curry , butter chicken was nice but the green curry didn't taste anything like it should be , it was watery and tasted more like...More

Thank Baíraví S
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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
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 82-412 210
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