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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
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Monday
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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
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Western food with a Kuching twist

We finally got to visit the Junk on this trip and it's an interesting palce full of bits and pieces that seem to have come from jumble sales. The staff are freindly and the food is fine without being particularly inspiring. Not a bad people watching spot as this clearly a favourite with some locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Freddy_Fruitbat
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The food was a bit too western for us; we thought it would have a bit more of an Asian twist. Tasted ok, but nothing that we couldn't have had at home. The service was slow and the 3 pizzas arrived far too long after the other 6 in the group had their dishes. We had been to Blah, blah.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place, lovely staff and atmosphere, full of secret rooms. Exciting. Food beautiful and varied menu. Very nice. Another restaurant worth trying. Bob & Lorraine Houghton

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They serve an outstanding pizza which is my personal fav is Quattro Formaggi (LORD IT TASTE SO GOOD I CAN'T EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS). Apart from that is their Fettuccine Carbonara (I've tried this in other restaurant in Kuching, nothing can beat The Junk so far!) The Junk has been my favorite western restaurant since 4 years back, im... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food is just average, and overpriced, there were only 2 waiters for the whole crowds, been waiting for too long, not worth the money, next time sure womt come to this place again!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We finally got to visit the Junk on this trip and it's an interesting palce full of bits and pieces that seem to have come from jumble sales. The staff are freindly and the food is fine without being particularly inspiring. Not a bad people watching spot as this clearly a favourite with some locals.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant after reading positive reviews on Tripadvisor and some restaurant blogs. We were seated upstairs and our orders for drinks and dinner chaoices were taken promptly, About 10-15 minutes later one drink arrived, followed 5 minutes later by the other drink and my dinner companions entree. We then sat at least 20 minutes , with me... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This visit was filled with surprises, from the food to the decor. The resto-pub is converted from old houses, with more twists and turns inside which is not reflective of the simple facade. The restaurant has one of the most fascinating decor with surprises galore at every corner. The owners have made full use of every space available and filled... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. The staff where friendly and there is a great choice of food on the menu. The Brochette comes highly recommended

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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This labyrinthine restaurant seems to go on and on, from room to room, as you make your way through narrow corridors like you're in a virtual reality role playing game. It's almost surreal. The visual impact the place makes is its best point in my opinion. The deeper in you go, the more amazing the ambiance becomes. I wish I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. The staff were friendly and efficient. The price was very reasonable. All in all, well worth a visit.

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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?