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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82-412 210
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sarawak laksa” (85 reviews)
“butter chicken” (28 reviews)
“green curry” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in front of the river on the waterfront, drinks are just ok but food is very tasteful. Big portion of laksa or noodles for only 12 rm! Lovely staff ! I recommend !!

Thank judpt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a couple of very nice, good value meals here. A great view of the waterfront and good service, just makes for a very pleasant experience. Do note it's open sided so not air-conditioned, but that is the point really to relax on a...More

Thank thegruf
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night in Kuching I ate at Lepau, a very Malaysian restaurant serving authentic food to local people. I said in my review there were elements of the meal that might be difficult for more delicate western sensibilities. I came here for an easier...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking by the river and decided to pop in for some food and a drink. The ambiance is nice and the service was great. I had the chicken skewers and peanut sauce a big portion and the wife had sweet and sour. We...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Foo.d was OK, nothing special but view made up for it along the river. I think they were short on staff as service did suffer. There was one person on floor that I noticed. The decor was higher end then most local places.

Thank offsh50141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had a lovely meal and a refreshing cold beer at this lovely little bistro. The prices were good for Kurching along with the nice river view. I would recommend having a meal at this restaurant.

Thank leeblyth2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price. Cold beer. Have been there several times during my week in Kuching. Nice view of the river.

Thank duinbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices are slightly higher than elsewhere but very good value considering the perfect location and peaceful garden atmosphere. Check the cake selection of the day! Very good coffee.

Thank Stephane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and well presented. The daily specials are very good value. I had roti Chanai a couple of times and the bread was styled into a pyramid. It was very pleasant sitting and eating with views over the river and watch the...More

Thank rarefossil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place & very good service BUT food only average.Had a fish & chips meal and not very good for the money.But, it is a great location by the waterfront.

Thank Kenneth C
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January 22, 2015|
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are right there was a long wait for service in what ever you ask. Since I was not rushing, had all the time in the world, with my family and in a nice environment enjoying the view( outdoor table ) it did not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 82-412 210
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