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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #15 of 339 Restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Reno, Nevada
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438 reviews 438 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We liked the food and service so much we had lunch and dinner. I tried two of their laksa and both were awesome. So fresh and flavorful. The spring rolls were also good as we'll as the banan nut cake.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Nice looking cafe close to waterfront. Try their laksa sarawak and sir charles laksa definitely worth it. Value for money and good place to watch the waterfront lit up at night.

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Warwickshire
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178 reviews 178 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Pullman and this was just at the bottom of the hill opposite the Tua Pek Kong Temple so a great location for us. Really lucky to get a table right at the front overlooking the gardens and the river for dinner. Service was good and the house white wine was perfectly drinkable (always a bonus).... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had visited this restaurant on previous visits and had always enjoyed the food and service. What has happened ????? we sat down and our order was taken after about 15 minutes, our drinks arrived 20 minutes later and after the waiter spilled it waited again.After an hour still nor food no cutlery and no acknowledgement we were even there.... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went here for breakfast midweek. Quiet setting next to the river. Western type breakfast cost 99 MYR for 5 people including drinks.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My partner and I came here twice during our stay in Kuching and found the service to be consistently bad, but the food was pretty good. Although I ordered the Tom yam noodle laksa and it came out looking very curdled and I found a hair in it, the waiter brought me the Sarawak laksa as a replacement which was... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

watch out as some dishes are very spicy! We ate here twice during our stay so not a bad sign. The Thai green curry excellent and so is the beef stroganoff if you need a break from Asian food! Deserts look great but not as good as they look

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you want to have a taste of the popular Sarawak Laksa (noodle in spicy soup) but worry you will get lost in the alleys, this centrally located place may be a good option.

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China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is pretty nice and the food and drinks were pretty good quality. We were surprised at the prices, but then when we got the food, we understood the prices... the portions were small but we weren't that hungry anyways

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

In three days, we are two evening meals and two light lunches/afternoon snacks. This place saved us each time. The staff were great, the food was delicious, and it's got a great spot by the waterfront. We were particularly glad to shelter here when we got caught in a massive downpour. Any excuse for a drink and a huge slice... More

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