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78 Jalan Tabuan | Jalan Tabuan, 93100, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
+60(82)237468
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Set in a historic building built during the Brooke Era about 120 years...
Set in a historic building built during the Brooke Era about 120 years ago, Sarakraf Pavilion brings to you an visiting experience that is rich in history and reflects the fascinating sentiment of the time and heritage of Sarawak in general.The Sarakraf Center preserves arts and crafts that could not be seen elsewhere. Guests are invited to join cooking lessons and shop for memorable souvenirs from Sarawak.Absolute Trival Restaurant is one of the unique feature of Sarakraf Pavilion. The restaurant presents a unique dining experience in the courtyard and serves Chinese, Authentic and fusion local dishes as well as a huge selection of Thai cuisine.The historical attachment of the establishment will make you feel as if you have travel back in time and take a refuge to a spiritually enchanting holiday.
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent food

The place was full of locals - always a good sign. Strong Thai influence on the menu, but we chose to try the items listed as local Sarawakan. The dishes were shown as small, medium, large. The lady advised us not to pick a medium sized plate just for two of us, as it would be too large - she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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los angeles, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not what I expected, it was disappointing since over half the menu was crossed out of dishes they did not have. the Red Curry we ordered was yellow and the chicken was not good filled with knuckle bones and not much meat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place was full of locals - always a good sign. Strong Thai influence on the menu, but we chose to try the items listed as local Sarawakan. The dishes were shown as small, medium, large. The lady advised us not to pick a medium sized plate just for two of us, as it would be too large - she... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant serves good quality foods for family and friends gathering. This is probably my third time having dinner in this restaurant and the quality of the food is really good. One suggestion I would give is that the restaurant owner should make improvement on the restaurant decor for both outdoor and indoor to reflect the tribal theme that they... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

There were local native and thai menu but we went for the thai dishes. The pineapple rice is really good, should try the deep fried kai lan as it was unique and really crispy, the beef with longan tasted really tender and surprisingly good. The green curry was a bit too spicy for most of us but it was okay.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was recommnended to come to try local food. THe exterior of the building is nice, it is an colonial buidling. I had high expectaions. However the staff were not attentive, they give you the feeling that you are bothering them by dining there as they have to "work" Food was tasty, but was overpriced for what it is. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The place has three menus local fare, Thai and Chinese. We chose local and Thai. Introduced to two new dishes - a Midin salad and Cangkok Manis (greens tossed in egg white). Jonnifer who was managing the place in the oweners abscence was very helpful and gave us a tour of the heritage house and the craft shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The owner actually came to us and personally recommend dishes for 13 of us and take our orders. The dishes were unique and delicious. I can't remember exactly what we ordered, because most of the dishes were new to us. I like salad with "bidin"! The environment is also nicely designed and decorated with local traditional design elements. Must try!

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Gerald G, Owner at Absolute Tribal, responded to this review

Dear GOH. Thank you for that wonderful review of yours. You have no idea how your review meant for me. .....if you read through our page in Tripadvisor, you will probably be wondering why I did not respond to any review any more since last June.... that is almost a long 8 months........ Well, I received an ugly review in... More 

Kuching
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Often bring guests here for dinner, but I have tried their quick lunch sets and they were pretty good too. Asian food is probably what they do best and do try the tomyam for the extra kick. The price is definitely higher than your usual kopitiam experience, expect to spend RM 30-50 per pax for 4-5 dishes. The environment is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant is on the pricey end but it's good Halal Chinese food. The seafood here is fresh & tasty. The restaurant is very well decorated & it feels like you're dining in the wilderness except you've got dim-lighting & air-conditioning. You can have beer here & the local rice wine, Tuak. If you're not particular about having Halal food,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Food was okay. Love the tomyam. Wide selection of thai food. We were served lemon and mint drink, which is of course healthy but i find the taste blunt.were charge the rate RM50 per person,..kind of pricey..but definately will recommen this place. Ambience is nice.. those who want to purchase sarawak local handicraft can do so in their shop next... More 

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Additional Information about Absolute Tribal

Address: 78 Jalan Tabuan | Jalan Tabuan, 93100, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60(82)237468
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Jalan Tabuan | Jalan Tabuan, 93100, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60(82)237468

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Set in a historic building built during the Brooke Era about 120 years ago, Sarakraf Pavilion brings to you an visiting experience that is rich in history and reflects the fascinating sentiment of the time and heritage of Sarawak in general.The Sarakraf Center preserves arts and crafts that could not be seen elsewhere. Guests are invited to join cooking lessons and shop for memorable souvenirs from Sarawak.Absolute Trival Restaurant is one of the unique feature of Sarakraf Pavilion. The restaurant presents a unique dining experience in the courtyard and serves Chinese, Authentic and fusion local dishes as well as a huge selection of Thai cuisine.The historical attachment of the establishment will make you feel as if you have travel back in time and take a refuge to a spiritually enchanting holiday.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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