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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%
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“sarawak laksa” (80 reviews)
“butter chicken” (25 reviews)
“green curry” (12 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch while walking past and had the Laska. Really tasty. The staff were friendly and prices reasonable. A nice spot to stop and enjoy the river.

Thank David E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to have a reasonable priced and tasty meal. However, it is not a great place for Sarawak's popular hawker food. The ambience is great, next to the river esplanade.

Thank francoyong2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Somewhere we went on the first night to enjoy sitting by the river and indulge the three year old with some pasta. The food - we also had laksa and a curry - was fine but a bit uninspiring. There are so many places to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very decent food in a nice setting facing the river. Loved the Sarawak Laksa. Decently priced too for portion, quality and ambiance. Cute cat “kucing” sculptures too. Went for lunch and went back for breakfast the next day. Service could be improved though - wait...More

Thank MayanneKoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on the riverfront, and desperate for laksa. James Brooke Bistro delivered the goods, albeit in a designed-for-tourists experience, with prices that won't break the bank, but substantially higher than locals would ever pay. The only knock on the Sarawak Laksa is the shrimp,...More

1  Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen previous favourable mentions of this bistro on TA and I was so pleased I went there. I was staying across the road in the Hilton Hotel for 3 nights and didn't bother to go else where to eat, 1 lunch and 3...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our dinner here. Service was bad as they said not enough staffs. Liked the ambience. Food was okay n pricing was ok too. Not too expensive.

Thank Shanthi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, and good food. Price/quality is perfect. I had a laksa and it was really tasty. We recommend this place.

Thank MLips1
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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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, 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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