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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #19 of 357 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, at affordable prices just down the road from our hotel. The children were satisfied with tuna sandwiches after weeks of rice! The adults were able to have what they liked, and watch the kids play on the cat statues

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Erfurt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

To have a beer in a relaxing environment (more western style) its the perfect location. The surroundings are clean and tidy. Nice view, cool breeze, open air concept make this place unique in Kuching. The food, well I have tried the whole menu up and down. The local dishes are quite ok as well the price/value is reasonable. The portions... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

15th January 2015 Situated on the waterfront next to the Chinese Museum, we stopped for a coffee/beer and had some local fried fried rice, tasty and exactly as described.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very good restaurant which we visited twice for lunch during our five day visit. It is situated right by the river and has a good menu of local dishes with some western options as well. Staff are friendly and prices are very reasonable.

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Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Sarawak laksa is found in every street corner and I had my doubts that a bistro can match that. To our surprise, the sarawak laksa we ordered was delicious and filled with ingredients. It is also a nice bistro to end the day at...relaxing by the waterfront while enjoying the ethnic ambiance of the restaurant.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

It was only 15mins before midnight after we had a walk at the waterfront during new years eve. We approached the entrance of the cafe thinking of oedering a quick drink when a lady waiter rudely pointed out to us, "sorry, we are closed". I was so furious with her attitude! The bistro is quite a nice place, it adds... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The only nice thing about this place is the environment. Nice decor, with a good view of the riverfront. THAT'S IT. Terrible Service: We had to wait for ages for a waiter to even appear in the restaurant area so that we could verbally call out to them to get their attention. We only received our bill 15 minutes after... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

environment is cool, great, good.. but some of the food are not really tasty. try mushroom soup with garlic bread, soup so salty :( others like western food they have is OK. Red Velvet cake too dry.. drinks not enough for one! order more.. :) a bit touristic as the price are..

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

James Brooke Bistro has a very charming architecture and interior deco which I am sure many will agree with me. However, the service was so lousy and so slow. The staffs were inattentive and looked disinterested at whatever was happening around them. Had a look at the cakes in the fridge - all of them looked stale and aged! They... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Service is great, food is excellent especially laksa sarawak and James Brooke's laksa. Cakes are quite decadence, coffee is pretty good too. If your plan was just to have a good conversation, wind down and watch the world goes by while filling your tummy, then this is the place.

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Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0145204007
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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