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The Junk

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Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Asian fusion
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No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
60 82 259 450
Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Junk is an eclectic collection of five establishments carefully...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loving it

Always a place we frequent when back in Kuching...our living room away from home and absolutely love it. It's definitely a place where we're bound to bump into friends when we do return unannounced. Best part are the owners who always welcome us with open arms and have become great friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kevin L
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Always a place we frequent when back in Kuching...our living room away from home and absolutely love it. It's definitely a place where we're bound to bump into friends when we do return unannounced. Best part are the owners who always welcome us with open arms and have become great friends throughout the years and I do highly recommend dropping... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is full of treasure! Antiques and cool art fill the winding spaces in this huge building, which provides so many great little nooks to unwind over drinks with friends or a date.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First time into this place for a drink with some friends , amazed by its decorations , it is really full of junky display and collectibles but certainly very creative which stands by its name "'The Junk". Dimly lighted with background music, not too noisy like some other pubs,.!!! A very laid-back place, good for a few drinks and a... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a few years since I visited this place. So I decided to re-visit. It is pretty much how I remember it. A nice place. We didn't eat here, just soaked up the ambience, chatted and enjoyed some reasonbly priced drinks.

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Kuching, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Junk witnessed my very first fun date with my boyfriend. So, i recommended this restaurant to the love birds out there to give it a try. When i entered the restaurant, I enjoyed the atmosphere the most. The dim light inside the restaurant with the wonderful decorations were amazing. You will not expecting that when u see the restaurant... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 60 82 259 450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene

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.
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

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