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Choon Hui Cafe

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Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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880 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opens at 7am. Just irrestible. The laksa has rice vermicelli in a spicy broth made from a paste of blended onions , garlic, ginger, lemongrass, spices and chillies, combined with coconut milk, roasted nuts, shredded omelet and prawns. Eating a bowl is a good breakfast to start the day.

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Thank GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best kopi o , kopi o peng ✌. Their roti kahwin with homemade kaya a must try. Their Sarawak laksa us superb. Popia too. The coffee shop is established way back in the 70's . Always jam packed with people. So be prepared to wait. Shop are clean. Cheap

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Thank NSAFINAR
Olomouc, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited this restaurant after recommendation in one lazy morning...that was incredible experience...We got the best laksa ever in Kuching! I highly recommending to visit, awesome food, nice place with nice people...

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Thank Matuty
Singapore, Singapore
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317 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Although the Sarawak laksa at this cafe had been endorsed by Antony Bourdain, I personally find it (at RM8 per bowl) to be too spicy 🌶, compared to other laksa I have tried since I was a kid growing up in this town. We did try the charcoal toasted bread and half-boiled eggs, as they were also highly recommended; these... More 

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Thank kapitanchina
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's really lively in the morning where many locals head to for breakfast. The sarawak laksa is a must-try and they were sold out by lunchtime. The thick toast and carrot cake also tasted amazing. The local coffee was really fragrant and thick as well. Great place, must visit!

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Thank littedup
Aarhus
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

As a student living in Kuching, I can say that Choo Hui is one of the best places to eat laksa. However, the second time I was there I waited for one hour to get my food. I asked for it three times, and every time they had forgotten that I had ordered in the first place. Choon Hui is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Taken to eat Sarawak laksa for breakfast by a local. Delicious: my only regret was that i ordered a small portion of the laksa instead of a large one. But dont bother with the popiah; I've had far better.

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Thank Nivivin
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a popular old coffee shop and further enhance after Anthony Bourdian savour a bowl of Sarawak laksa from one of the stall here. A normal Chinese coffee shop that have 4 stalls, Sarawak laksa, kolok mee, popiah and another noodle stall. Of the 4 stalls, the Sawarak laksa stall is the most popular one, even before Anthony's visit.... More 

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299 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you want to have the Sarawak laksa at its best in Kuching, go to Choon Hui Cafe at Ban Hock road. The laksa is just great and the soup base is just fantastic. The beverage there is also good. About the kolo mee, it is better to have it elsewhere.

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Thank Ngan H
Kuching, Malaysia
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Choon Hui Cafe is very popular with it's laksa. Most people came here just for the laksa and this is my favourite cafe for laksa. Located next to Continental hotel so if you are staying there , is just nearby. Besides laksa, this cafe is popular for the toasted bread with butter and home made kaya. Parking is limited and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?