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The Junk

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No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
60 82 259 450
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sydney
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time I have ever seen a chef openly smoking in the kitchen of what is supposed to be an upmarket restaurant. When seen he then tried to hide under a counter and just continued to smoke. He didn't seem to care that he was doing the wrong thing and his workmates thought it was quite funny.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like the tardis, it is way bigger on the inside. The place is full of junk, done very tastefully, great decor. The pizzas were good, especially the lamb pizza, never had a lamb pizza before but would have this again. The fisherman's basket was massive, too much for one person, good to share between two. Highly recommended

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Thank Steve B
Kajang, Malaysia
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too far from the best known hotels is The Junk. It has a great bar as well as a fabulous restaurant. Though on the pricey side it's well worth the visit if treating yourself or on a special night out. A fabulous menu range suiting all tastes with quality taste and good sized portions. Definitely not to be missed.

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Thank KarenMcClymont
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my friend who resides in Kuching. They served both upstairs and downstairs but we chose to be served at downstairs. Downstairs deco was amazing with big red lanterns and etc while upstairs was a bit dull. We have ordered a pizza and a salmon sashimi as our appetizer, a lamb cutlet as his main and a... More 

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Thank Beatrice L
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting design. Wonderful food. Friendly staff. I like the atmosphere here. Good beer. Got to know some nice local people.

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Thank geomanjithebeast
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a maze you walk through if you don't know where you're going to!! The drinks were just really good, specially the local drink tuak!! Loved it.. Definitely a must visit when in Sarawak.

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Thank Shervin T
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is hype about this place - with the visit of a celebrity chef lining the walls etc - the food here is really nothing to write home about. It was bland and lacking of flavour. Not sure what else there is though. This place is in a group of a few places that is open late and has a... More 

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Thank BrianTaylor9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

this is a place where you can have a lot of good beer and nice place to hang out , part of the great 4 chain together, this place is more cozy and nice compare to some of the others

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Ordered 4 dishes and was very impressed with both the mango duck salad and fettuccine carbonara with beef bacon but the fisherman's basket was a huge letdown. The waiter promised calamari, soft shell crab and fish but all we got was a huge bowl of deep fried batter dough with really dry calamari, and small crab. Very very disappointed. The... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a place you can't miss. Good serving is big and the price is fair. Crew service is great. If you are looking for fushion food in Kuching, this is the best place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, European, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 80, 82 & 84 Wayang Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 60 82 259 450
Description
The Junk is an eclectic collection of five establishments carefully cultivated within the confines of the heritage buildings of Wayang Street, Kuching. With the proprietors' personal curation of actual antiquities and memorabilia over the years, The Junk houses remnants from days gone by, each with their own eccentric story to tell. Since 2002, the award-winning Junk Restaurant specialises in the fusion of Italian, Western and Asian cuisines. They also offer an impressive list of handmade pizzas, even adding their own twist to conventional toppings. Whether it is an intimate table for two or a party of 12, Junk Restaurant has several dining areas to cater to your needs. Red Room started as an after dinner lounge area. It now serves as a karaoke lounge. In 2006, Junk Bar started as something more akin to a speakeasy. It would be easy to miss this unassuming bar accessible through a hole in the wall from Red Room. Don't let the narrow walkway and rambunctious regulars intimidate you as it is perfect for quieter nights out. Since 2008, Backstage has been one of the most popular night spots in Kuching. On weekends, resident DJs spin through the night. When crowded, it looks like a party in an antique shop. Be prepared to stand as the crowd pours in throughout the night. Choose your poison and dance the night away. If you want something milder, head next door to the newly renovated Living Room. The perfect blend of a lounge and an al-fresco garden, choose to sit by the water fountain or in the actual living room on the first floor overlooking it.

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