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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
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, Drinks, 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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    Very good
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  • 16
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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
Really great food & large portions

The service was a bit slow and the staff were not attentive (I kept having to go and get them). My meal turned up way before my wife's and her drink took for ever also. However, all this was nearly forgotten when the food arrived. The portions were great and both dishes we ordered were really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Martin K
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The service was a bit slow and the staff were not attentive (I kept having to go and get them). My meal turned up way before my wife's and her drink took for ever also. However, all this was nearly forgotten when the food arrived. The portions were great and both dishes we ordered were really tasty. I'm glad that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ambiance was terrific, place looked chilled out, staff were great and the food was amazing. Only downside is that perhaps they could have done with a larger food variety on the menu.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice venue, with a good european menu. The pizza are the main reason to come here. Very nice range, good service, shares a kitchen with Bla Bla Bla which is close by. The menu extends beyond pizza but these are the highlight if you wish to take a break from local cuisine. Recommended

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Giant portions of food but my favourites are the smoked mango duck salad which is big enough as my main course, and the baby lamb rack. The drinks are huge too, with some interesting ones such as sugarcane lychee, 555 sour and more.Great environment with the various antiques, but best to make a reservation

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We were there to party n we did ! Beautiful people, hipsters, socialites, weekend drinkers, aunties n uncles in this hip n happening place. Bigger than it looks outside with hidden rooms at the back n upstairs. Love the decor. Best bit was the good food ! We didn't expect it to be quite so good. That's why those aunties... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice place for dinner and drinks. Its decor was warm with a collection of artworks, bicycles, toys etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is where to go when you feel that crazy crave for western food and hipster atmosphere. Also I can recommend "The Barber" next door, which serves food from The Junk, but in my opinion its a little cozier and less noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Delicious although a bit pricey! Recommend the smoked duck pizza, salmon sashimi, salmon steak and medium rare beef steak

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The place is nicely decorated and is in a good location. But things are rather "aged" and you can feel and see that little attention is given to details (rubbish bin full and standing around, cleaning materials on service counter, staff "hanging out" and chatting next to the guests). Service is unfriendly and poor, as mentioned in other reviews already.... More 

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Additional Information about The Junk

Address: No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 82 259 450
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Fusion, Pasta

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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, 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?