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Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 14-520 4007
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sarawak laksa” (74 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 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice location wit good atmosphere and great food. I have had many laksa s in many different places but this was definitely the best one I ever had. My wife's roti canai was also extremely good and so were the satai's.

Thank kver1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If this is not voted one of the top restaurant in Kuching, then I am not sure where that could be. The laksa really needs to be commended and the view and atmosphere is second to none.

Thank Rayyap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the waterfront, this is a good spot to relax while enjoying the views. With lovely gardens, it provides a welcome break from sightseeing. Beers here are well chilled and food is good but pricey.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had morning stop-off as we wandered the waterfront, enjoyed a freshly squeased lime drink plus a lemon tea for my husband. Ex service, but nice place open in the morning to relax & watch the world pass by.

Thank Bev1NewZealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a foreigner I like this tasty laksa very much. The environment is good also especially during the sunset time.

Thank hwh h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a good old fashioned cup of English Tea and good cake, this is tour place but of you want an authentic Malaysian experience then it is not. This is a magnet for European travellers and expats, so if you want to stay...More

Thank Spanjulika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service was very average although it has a very inviting charm to it. Its great to rest and relax but there are better options available.

Thank CP1609
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The laksas are fine - nothing to write home about but a good introduction to a variety of local dishes. What makes this place is the view and the sunset.

Thank JJClarke1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a good spot to rest from the daytime heat if you've been trawling around town and get some river breezes , beer and pleasant food. Nice view of the river and nice surroundings of the esplanade.

Thank Dominic M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so good here and very reasonably priced. We had a starter, mains and drinks for around £10. The dishes were served promptly also. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Laura G
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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