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No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
60 82 259 450
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Ranked #16 of 357 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $3 - $40
Mon 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Junk is an eclectic collection of five establishments carefully cultivated within the confines of the heritage buildings of Wayang Street, Kuching. With the proprietors' personal curation of actual antiquities and memorabilia over the years, The Junk houses remnants from days gone by, each with their own eccentric story to tell. Since 2002, the award-winning Junk Restaurant specialises in the fusion of Italian, Western and Asian cuisines. They also offer an impressive list of handmade pizzas, even adding their own twist to conventional toppings. Whether it is an intimate table for two or a party of 12, Junk Restaurant has several dining areas to cater to your needs. Red Room started as an after dinner lounge area. It now serves as a karaoke lounge. In 2006, Junk Bar started as something more akin to a speakeasy. It would be easy to miss this unassuming bar accessible through a hole in the wall from Red Room. Don't let the narrow walkway and rambunctious regulars intimidate you as it is perfect for quieter nights out. Since 2008, Backstage has been one of the most popular night spots in Kuching. On weekends, resident DJs spin through the night. When crowded, it looks like a party in an antique shop. Be prepared to stand as the crowd pours in throughout the night. Choose your poison and dance the night away. If you want something milder, head next door to the newly renovated Living Room. The perfect blend of a lounge and an al-fresco garden, choose to sit by the water fountain or in the actual living room on the first floor overlooking it.
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English first
Kuching, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Junk has become an iconic Kuching foodie destination for both food and ambience. While the food menu has shrunk over the years (taken over by a rather impressive alcohol offering!) they've listened to their clientele and maintained the standards. While pricey by Kuching standards (what is Kuching standard anyway? We complain about everything anyway...) the Junk is still one... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

During our stay in Kuching we have visited place three times! Delicious meals, very big portions so consider to order one meal and share with your friend if you are not very hungry. Great design and atmosphere. Excellent service but pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Read one of the reviews here and was astonished as apparently The Junk's backstage bar is perceived as a "gay bar" well, that is not the case just because you see a few flamboyant characters here and there. EDM is mainly played over at the backstage bar usually around 10 pm where patrons come and flock over for a good... More 

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Bintulu, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The dish was spectacular. Nothing else. The environment brings you back to 70's/80's. But pretty expensive than I was thought. This spot are not for travelers on a budget

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I was not new to The Junk. I've tried it once or twice a few years back, it was NOT bad. Last week, I brought my brother there for his birthday dinner... We had such disappointing experience. We ordered rib eye steak and fisherman's basket for our mains - the steak was not prime cut, my brother actually chewed through... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were utterly disappointed with the service. They do not attend to your need. A few of us arrived later but was not provided with a menu! Basically there were 10 of us sharing 3 menus!! We asked a waitress for some water. She said yes but disappeared and never came back. We later saw her in the corner chatting... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 7.30 pm and the place was jam packed. We all huddled upstairs in our table. We love the old deco, they framed i think old Cap Ayam mangkuk which i think belonged to their great grandmother. They have antique gasoline lamps hanging from their ceiling. love that "lesong table candles. since it was... More 

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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The decor certainly lives up to the restaurant name, full of all sorts of junk. Not as noisy as many restaurants but quite dim lighting, OK for romantics I guess. The lamb shank and crab salad were no better than average. The service was terrible as one of our party had finished his main before 2 of the other mains... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When you're sick of nasi goreng from a kedai kopi and feel like wearing something a little classier than a sweat stained tshirt this is the place to go. Behind Harbour View Hotel it has dishes from lamb shanks to smoked duck and mango pizza. Their pasta is great. And its all served in funky environment that any hipster would... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There's absolutely no doubt, The JUNK is the top of my list when comes to Western food. Nice ambience with junky decor. I always spent time admiring the collectibles displayed and the set up apart from munching away the yummy and delicious food. Value for money and great staff! Booking is advisable to avoid no seat! I tend to do... More 

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Additional Information about The Junk

Address: No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 82 259 450
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Asian fusion

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