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The Junk

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, 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
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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, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 97
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Pizza to COME BACK for!!

I had already tried and been thoroughly disappointed with two other place's "attempts" with pizza. I went early, to not have to deal with waiting, as it seems many others have had to do. The decor and dim (sultry ~~romantic) lighting of The Junk had me wondering if I really was in a place which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
LightSplash
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Golden, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Golden, Colorado
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had already tried and been thoroughly disappointed with two other place's "attempts" with pizza. I went early, to not have to deal with waiting, as it seems many others have had to do. The decor and dim (sultry ~~romantic) lighting of The Junk had me wondering if I really was in a place which offered Pizza. When I asked... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

At first I thought is was named after the Chinese sailing vessel of old. Once inside I realised that there were loads of old stuff "antiques" and thus the name. It a very interesting place as the restaurant is like a maze linking to the Barber Shop and also some other pubs & restaurants, all owned by the same owners.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is 2-storeys of labyrinth of narrow corridors/walkways between open spaces of cosy dining areas with antiques or junks displayed all over the premises. That is how the name of the establishment is derived from as the owners are collectors of antiques. The décor is topped-up by red lanterns and dim lighting which enhances the ambience of the place.... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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258 reviews 258 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came here with a couple of friends. We ordered pizza for the three of us. We got three a pepperoni and ham pizza. We were quite happy it is yummy and filing indeed. Place is romantic and cozy.Staffs were kind and helpful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food is excellent. Fresh, tasty and big portions. Good ambience. A good choice of beer and wine. Prices are very reasonable. Will definitely go back.

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Aloha, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Group of 5 and we got a table right away. Place does have junk everywhere including an interesting collection of Coleman lanterns. Service was slow to talk with us but food delivery after order was quick. My fish and chips were fine standard batter crispy and decently flaky fish. Chips were real good pretty small cut and nice crispy. Others... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Place has character, good food, good variety of beverages. They also had "tuak" which is a local rice wine.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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, Pizza & Pasta, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?