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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 - 1:00 am
Closed 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
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    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
Stylish eclectic eatery and bar

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
John E
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Epsom, Surrey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Although the service wasn't great and we did get our cocktails after we got our dinner, the food was amazing. I had the soft shell crab salad and I can honestly say it's one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I would go back again and again if I could!

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Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We ordered well done beef steak, but served half done with blood oozing out. Asking for "re-grilled", came back the same. The waitress said "Due to kitchen problem" - couldn't understand what was it means. Re-grilled again, no more taste good, tasted like the "JUNK". Never go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

really loved this place when I visited kuching. It's not cheap by local standards but well worth it I had the organic roast chicken and it was delicious. The decor was really awesome with lots of antiques from all over the world.. highly recommended even just for a drink..

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The atmosphere is okay, loads of 'junk' in the interior (probably antiques or the likes). The food was good, service was okay but I'm inclined to think that the menu is a wee bit over-priced. They accept reservations I guess..(we saw a table with a reserved notice). Despite the already established atmosphere, I'm thinking there is a lot more they... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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189 reviews 189 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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
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162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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?