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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82-412 210
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sarawak laksa” (85 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, not special. They threw a glass of beer over me, but did nothing about it. I had to went back to the hotel to change. When I came back, the beer was still all over the floor. Didn’t do anything to compensate.

1  Thank Has N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although being a touristic restaurant almost without any Asian customers they serve good food, very good laksa. A bit more expensive than elswere.

Thank swaf8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is generally OK until it comes to the vegetables which are served cold and near raw. Even when I requested that they be cooked and served warm.

1  Thank jameshj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good selection of both western and Malaysian food. Western was obviously more expensive but good value prices for both sides of the menu.

Thank Molly H
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I heard so much about this cafe and decided to check it out during my visit to Kuching recently. I took a seat, waited for about 20 minutes but no one came to offer water let alone a menu. It was after 2pm, there were...More

1  Thank faidz79
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because it serves western food for the kids and local food for the adults. Both were happy at the end. Delicious pasta and dito laksa sarawak. Western food for fair price and the asian as well. Of course it is a...More

Thank job v
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The food was good and served quickly The situation is lovely but it was hot at lunch time as there is no A C only fans

Thank rachel m
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Top place for a sent cocktail - apparently the sweet & sour fish is superb but I was v happy with my G&T! :-)

Thank NikkiPManchester
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Staff isnt friendly at all. Just simply put the menu on the table and no smile at all. So unwelcoming unless you are a caucasian or a like. The lousiest taste of cappucino and teh Tarik ever had, not worth the money paid. Teh tarik...More

1  Thank Jimi1304
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I read so many good comments about this place and it does not disappoint me. I order ed Sarawak Laksa which is a signature dish of the bistro. It tastes so good that I almost wanted to come back again the following day. The bistro...More

1  Thank HLok
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23 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
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 82-412 210
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