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Hornbill Barbeque Steamboat

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Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
17:00 - 00:00
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

A much recommended steamboat but it was an utterly ugly experience. I brought a few Japanese friends to try out the place. Since its also their first visit to Sarawak, I brought along 2 bottles of tuak (local rice wine). The Chinese looking owner or manager gave us very annoying look. I explained to him that I will still be... More 

Thank Elena S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This steamboat had a really interesting range of meat and veggies, but not as much fish as I would have liked. The prawns were good though. The main issue was there were no labels to tell you what things were.

Thank DanLot19
Sibu, Malaysia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I went to this place a long time ago and it was a nice place. The food was nice the service was good and the environment was nice too. But my last visit really disappoints me. It's a buffet style steamboat. And you can eat all you can and the price is quite reasonable . But The food was not... More 

Thank Chong L
Hong Kong
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

If you have tried the BBQ in Bangkok, then thereis no reason to try it in Malaysia (Kuching at least). No one refills water for you (yes in BKK), limited choiceof food (amazing supply in BKK, free desert, free soft drink, slices of fruit, fried rice and noodles). Gas stove vs charcoal in BKK. Live band and riverviewin BKK. Now... More 

Thank Laobeer
Reykjavik, Iceland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Have nothing good to say about this place. The wind nearly blew a pot of boiling water (sitting in the middel of the tabel) over one of us. This place is chaotic and maybe not something westerners understand that well.....

Thank Signý G
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78 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

Hornbills is conveniently located a 5 minute ealk from thr excellent and very affordable lodge 121. It is self service and an outside restaurant. It is akin to the street stall atmosphere some backpackers may crave. And whilst it isn't the prettiest or cleanest place, the meat was excellent. Dont get me wrong, i didn't know what some of the... More 

Thank Lee horscraft1
Conwy, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Great to cook your own food and an exciting lively atmosphere. Good place to visit with a group of friends - especially if you like your food.

Thank esorlegin
Petaling Jaya
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2010

This stall is highly recommended on the net. We walk for about 30minute to the stall. Rm18 for adult, is affordable for most of the visitor! But the variety is not too much if compare with the one in KL or Petaling Jaya.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

This place used to be one of our frequent haunts. Good variety of steamboat choices but freshness can be a problem. Hygiene is one of the biggest issues with this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2008

Many choices for self service steamboat. The food is acceptable, but I find it a bit dirty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Asian, Chinese, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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?