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Lepau Restaurant

395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 12-884 5383
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (25 reviews)
“brown rice” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
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Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was warm and has ethnic vibes around. Tried out their signature local dishes for dinner, and they are worth the price! Suitable to dine in big groups (Families and friends).

Thank Mandabanana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a group of friends from all around the world so we ordered different dishes to share and everything was delicious.

Thank MiP154
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve ordered a few different dishes to share! Staff are friendly and helpful! Made good recommendation and we’ve managed to tired a variety of food! We had a great time!

Thank cecilial756
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It's worth try it. The Midin belacan is not spicy, the soup terjun fit well with the big portion brown rice. The calamari is not bad. Definitely will recommend this restaurant to others..

Thank mountain333
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went three times in four days to get to try all the different local dishes that are served here. Very friendly and helpful service.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We appreciate it is traditional cuisine, but we don’t agree with paying higher prices for luke warm chicken and stone cold rice. The flavour was good, especially the sweet and sour catfish. But it all just too shabby for the price. Even my iced lemon...More

2  Thank mnott617
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is a very popular restaurant, we read a few mixed reviews before coming here but mostly overall they were positive. We came here with the purpose of discovering local cuisine, and weren't disappointed. Our waiter was very friendly and made some great recommendations. One...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Group of 7, with many ordering the same meals. Meals should be prepared together - especially if they order the same item!! This was not the case. Many were still waiting for their food an hour after ordering. Food was average, and definitely overpriced. Go...More

2  Thank ryulippmann
lepaurestaurant, Manager at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi there, Sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was not what we hoped it to be. We sincerely apologise for that. We take every feedback very seriously and we will definitely look into this matter so that this situation is not repeated...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I thought "lepau restaurant'' is an orang ulu/dayak restaurant, that's the main reason we there because I want to impress my Finnish husband with the 'orang ulu/dayak exotic food. Speaking of orang ulu/dayak - our exotic or main food is babui, - unfortunately this wasn't...More

Thank estherjohansson
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to leave us your feedback and review. We regret the slow service and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are still working towards providing our guests a great and authentic Sarawak dining experience and we surely...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

A busy place even on Tuesday nite. We arrived earlier at 6pm and found a table easily. The service is fast and staff are happy to answer questions and explain. Not all the food we ordered was spicy; some were more comfort food. Some dishes...More

Thank Albert L
lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking time to leave us your feedback and review and thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for dining with us.

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Questions & Answers
Robert W
4 August 2018|
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Response from lepaurestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Robert. No we don’t serve wine. But we do serve beers and our local rice wine.
1 June 2018|
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Response from lepaurestaurant | Property representative |
Hi there. Ikan patin is not available in our everyday menu. However we can get the fish for our guests if they preorder 2 days prior to dining at Lepau. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Ban Hock Rd, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 12-884 5383
  • E-mail
Winner of the Best Innovative Ethnic Restaurant for the 20th Malaysia Tourism Award 2018 A unique local homegrown restaurant set in the heart of Kuching city serving authentic Sarawakian food prepared by a team of enthusiastic and passionate food lovers. Our environment and ambience reflects the feel of a traditional Kayan “kampung” farm-hut. Lepau, translated from the Kayan language, means temporary farm-hit. We serve no pork and lard. Our food is suitable for everyone regardless of background, religion and dietary restrictions.
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