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The Junk

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Fusion
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No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
60 82 259 450
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Nothing like the sound of its name

Hip restaurant. Huge portion and good for sharing. The ambience was nice and if you appreciate old random stuff, this place is for you. Food was really tasty. Pricing wise, close to KL price but portion definitely more than KL.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Navina T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hip restaurant. Huge portion and good for sharing. The ambience was nice and if you appreciate old random stuff, this place is for you. Food was really tasty. Pricing wise, close to KL price but portion definitely more than KL.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how the place is decorated and it's truly a great place to chill out with friends at the end of the day. The food was really good, i went with my boyfriend who is a picky eater about his steaks and he loved how it was cooked. I had the baked prawns, delicious! I would give it a... More 

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Thank Sabrina I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service , menu , salads , steak , venue , atmosphere , this pace is at the top of the food tree in Sarawak with out a doubt . Could expand the wine list a bit but we had a great night.

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Thank Oziemuncher
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unique diner which is designed and displayed with old photos and decoration. Food is good and ambient is good, a perfect hangout place for young and old. Pricing a bit at the higher end though

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Thank Mikelaw01
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really great meal with the family here. Very good food and very good prices. Really nice ambience as well. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank Glenn A
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Junk for dinner with the family whilst in Kuching. The service wasn't fantastic, but the food was plentiful and the lobster pasta a dish to remember.

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Thank Verona R
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Went to The Junk several times. The food is Western inspired and tastes good. The interior is quiet special but the overall atmosphere is fine. The service is variable and it is not unusual to get your food a long time after your partner - but that is a problem many places in general.

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Thank Lasse B
Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Food is average, ambience nice. But dining experience becomes unpleasant with the ignorant waiters, not attentive even when the crowd is manageable. Needs better trained waiters that understands what servicing customers means in a reputable place like The Junk.

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Thank kristtm
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

What can I say? I stood outside waiting as people passed me as I stood in the doorway, I could see it was busy, but there were tables outside. With this many people flooding the place it must have something to it. Thats where I made the mistake! So I get a table outside... it took so long to get... More 

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Thank daniEL6767
Kuching, Malaysia
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A spooky place with dim lighting and decors. But food-wise is on the average with western fusion menu. Portioning are generous and freshness are depended on what you are ordering.

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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, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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