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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #14 of 346 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A little dear for the fare offered (I'm certain you can get equal or better laksa much cheaper, although it is very good) but great decor and location and view. Decent service. Local musicians on the riverfront add charm. Toilets charge 20sen, close early and have no paper or soap.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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43 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very pleasant bistro between the river and the riverside drive. Except for a few kiosks serving snacks and one McDonald's serving Big Macs and Egg McMuffins (I assume), all other eateries are separated from the river walk by the four-lane road. So JBB definitely has the edge on location. (See photos) Good food, too. Western and local. Lotsa Laksa: six... More

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had breakfast there and we enjoyed the views. We enjoyed the food, however we ordered omelette and they didn't tell us it didn't come with bread, so we had to order some bread after the meal was brought to our tables. Nice interior decorations, nice views, good service. We were the only customers at that time of day (10am),... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not too bad, its got a good location by the river and has a selection of local and Asian fares at tourist prices, but not too expensive. I think you can come here for ambience, but there are much better places, price and taste wise.

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place was a great place to eat, the food was fabulous. We had some Laksa and a few other dishes and all of them were up to our expectations. The location on the water front and the building itself are impressive, very enjoyable place to eat. The only negative thing I have to say about this place is the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had lunch here and it is in a great location with nice view of the river, service was average but the food was really good. We had there take on butter chicken, it is a must try, also had a fried rice and noodle dish couple beers fried chicken wings and juice for just over 70 myr so is... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are in Kuching go there. The place is wonderful .The Laksa are so good! You can also find more european style food, but try the local food. It is marvellous there. A real new experience if you have never tried Malaysian food. We loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate 3 times. The Restaurant is near the riverside. More than the other restaurants.In front of it is a big garden with lamps. One night we could not find a table because has a lot of customers. The food was good with good prices.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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Additional Information about James Brooke Bistro

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

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