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Absolute Tribal

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78 Jalan Tabuan | Jalan Tabuan, 93100, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
+60(82)237468
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good asian fare in a heritage house

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Kapsicurean
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Sarawak
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The place is in a bungalow, with it's own history. Had a 8 course dinner with 30 folks from an international conference at Absolute Tribal. Food was tasty and it was all good. Started with appetizers, main course, and finished with the sago desert, something you must try when in Sarawak. Must try is the local 'tuak' or rice wine.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were taken for dinner at the Sarakraf Pavilion by our hosts from FAME International College whilst on a working trip to Kuching, Malaysia. What a fantastic experience. We were treated to a fabulous dinner, a trip around the arts and crafts workshop and looked around the recently renovated colonial lodge. It was a great evening. Wonderful hospitality, delicious food... More 

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Warwickshire
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180 reviews 180 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We booked a table via our hotel for 8pm and as we were running late from a boat trip so we were dropped off on the way back. We were expecting a beautiful building as you see on all the photos but when you arrive by car you don't see any of that you just go into what looks like... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review, and thank you for your feedbacks, let me go through it one by one: THE BUILDING you said.......We booked a table via our hotel for 8pm and as we were running late from a boat trip so we were dropped off on the way back. We were expecting a beautiful building as you... More 

Derbyshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were staying at the hotel across the road from here so wandered across. It was very quiet inside and nicely decorated. Staff were very helpful explaining they had three chefs, Thai, Malay and Chinese and we had three big menus and could mix from them all which was perfect for us. All the dishes were excellent (we shared 3... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Pesonally love Thai food very much, so my friends bring me to celebrate my birthday at Absolute Tribal. Food is nice, but staffs are not so friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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