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The Junk

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Fusion, Pasta
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No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
60 82 259 450
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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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Unique Restaurant

With a unique name, going in to your table is like a maze. Went with a friend who's been there a couple of times, so he navigated the place very quickly. Amazing decor inside the restaurant. Had both western and local food, with all tasting good. Portions are definitely huge, so don't go there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
mseera
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

With a unique name, going in to your table is like a maze. Went with a friend who's been there a couple of times, so he navigated the place very quickly. Amazing decor inside the restaurant. Had both western and local food, with all tasting good. Portions are definitely huge, so don't go there alone.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great find!! The Backstage Bar is beautiful and the food is great, on Saturday night there's a dj and the place turns into a dance club after about 10.30 - 11pm. Fun cool place in Kuching

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is a restaurant and bar in one, separated from each other. The restaurant has a beautiful and relaxed sit down area while at the back the beats are pumping and shots for free. Just had a few drinks here, didn't try the food..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good food, big portions and interesting surroundings and nice bar and disco all in one solution and service where good. I liked the place very much

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had been recommended to go to junk. The decoration is amazing. The food was lovely. However it took over 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive after ordering them. No one checked on us. Our food was brought out at different times so my husband had finished his meal before it was arrived. Could be so much better

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Salalah, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The setting is definitely different. You will besurrounded by...'junk' which gives the place lots of character. The portions are generous with a mediteranean touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a quick look at the Junk it was pack on Saturday night but it was very nice concept of creativity. They had a very nice piece of the old stuff and well decorate.

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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We returned for a second time because we liked this restaurant so much! The first time we went, we were drawn in because they have pizza's on the menu. And they were pretty good! We also enjoyed their bruschetta as a starter. Ooooh! The taste of fresh tomatoes and spices after days and days of noodles and rice :-) The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Celebrated my birthday dinner here but my mood was ruined completely! First of all, bad customer service - we stood at the entrance for 5mins and was not given a single attention. Secondly, the food was mediocre especially the fisherman basket, too much of coating we can barely taste the real food! Thirdly, Since we are only a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Highly recommended restaurant. You will be amazed with the creativity of the owner. Very unique restaurant serving western foods with chinese cuisine element. wide range of wines over the world and make sure you walk around the restaurant and take some pics before you sit down and enjoy your dinner.

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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, Pub, Fusion, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, 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?