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James Brooke Bistro

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Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good service, river view, good drinks, best curry I ever had, good salads very inexpensive, authentic atmosphere, MY FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT IN BEAUTIFUL KUCHING

Thank HawaiiDonald
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps the only place where you can enjoy food and a drink at the waterfront. Great ambience. Enjoy the waterfront with a glass of wine and starters. Food collection is wide. You can enjoy continental, local as well as Asian cuisines. Service is good. Good place to go with kids too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came and ate here twice during a three week stay. The first time I ate a vegetarian curry for dinner which was really tasty! The second time we came and had a sandwich for lunch, which was a bit underwhelming for the price. The service when you get it is friendly, however, they always seemed a bit stretched and... More 

Thank Victorious_sponge
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First place we ate at in Kuching since we only just landed and it was the first place we found for lunch. Nice location on the river and is decorated nicely. Food is quite expensive relative to other restaurants in the area and quality didn't seem to be that much better. Good place to try if are not of a... More 

Thank brodie1994
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is very slow.. we waiting one hour for our food to arrive.. i will never recomand anyone to go to this place..

Thank Prazanna L
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night, pretty exciting to hear he name of James Brooke so head on to try. It was pretty full last night. Took one hour for our dinner to be served. Short manning I think. Waiters running here and there. Food quality? Sir James Green Curry was very nice. Comparing to others in Malaysia, it is more diluted but... More 

Thank Rolex187
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location, hard working and pleasant staff, good food but it was the little things that let this place down. In a city that has so many good food options this is another place, like others around the world in great locations, that will get the tourists in and who will never return again. So what was it? The... More 

Thank Barbara M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, good food, value for money, friendly staff but don't be in a hurry to go somewhere else service is slow which is a pity.

Thank eby0645
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, a mixture of local and western. Staff are great, easy to find location. We had fish and a local dish and both were great. The caramel slice was excellent too!

Thank Jamie-LeeForan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, beautifully decorares colonial style. Excelent tasty auténtico food Very friendly staff The sthmosphere us very informal And relaxing. Yo walk along the River Is fun . It Is also very well situated ...

Thank Raquel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Asian, Malaysian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 0145204007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?