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James Brooke Bistro

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) #9 of 526 Restaurants in Kuching $$ - $$$ , Asian, Malaysian
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” (10 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 2 days ago

Located at the waterfront it was nice to try out this place. We tried the Borneo Laksa and Green Curry rice both were very good. Nice ambience but can get a bit warm as there is no aircond.

Thank garyngkt
Reviewed 4 days ago

This large restaurant is located at the end of the Esplanade, near the Hilton hotel. It is decorated with bits and pieces of colonial items, It was filled with tourists. The menu was oddly incongruent with the place itself....pasta,hanburgers etc. Looking around me I saw...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Situated on the waterfront this is a nice restaurant. Food was all tasty and was OK for my daughter who is a coeliac. Good service.

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is s et right on the waterfront with stunning views and a wonderful garden setting. We only stopped here for a snack and beer after a long day of travelling. The service was very good and the beer and spring rolls were very...More

Thank thesunisforfun
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate dinner here twice, selecting from the Malaysian options. They were all very tasty and clearly the sauces were not straight out of a packet. The service was a bit erratic, but this is typical for Malaysia so nothing extraordinary. Great location and open-sided...More

Thank Helengray17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried several Laksa"s (12RM) at this place. Really tasty and fine food for good value. They also have a western food selection (breakfast, sandwiches and salads).

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with a friend there, found the Sarawak Laksa to taste not fresh... The chicken pieces in the laksa felt like it was just defrosted from the fridge. They only deal with cash terms. When I asked to confirm if it was really do...More

Thank Zita M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely views and pleasant service, breakfast ok if you like eggs! Expensive for what it was. I wouldn't go again for breakfast.

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful area to stroll and we stumbled across James Brooke bistro. It is a very inviting look and ambience. Service was great but on the day we visited the food was good but not outstanding. Would visit again.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the waterfront with good views of the river and surrounded by a mini garden. The restaurant was clean and well presented. Offering a mix of Western and Local cuisines the food was well cooked and hot. I could recommend the James Brooke...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, 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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