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“Fun place, good food”
Review of The Junk

The Junk
Ranked #12 of 620 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $3 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at the Junk. From the outside it doesn't look much, but inside it's a rabbit warren of different rooms and levels, decorated with "junk" including an old movie projector and dentist's chair. We enjoyed a good, crisp pizza and bottle of wine. My wife's only criticism was that her "salad" had no leaves of any kind, but she is a salad fanatic! Considering the place was full service was good.

Yes, it is relatively expensive by local standards but it's definitely worth it.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I admit, their food, it's good. We had cod fish with crab meat sauce, baked prawns, risotto and salmon steak, they were all good. The set up, I am not so crazy about the ambience, I personally think its eerie. I almost always never had any problem with serving staffs anywhere, and I personally did not have any issue with the staffs in this restaurant. The staffs however had problems with other staffs due to a customer's complaint, we were told. There were shoutings at the bar or kitchen. Glasses or plates were broken or rather smashed in front of customers. I just hope that nobody had to drink or eat pieces of broken glass and plates.

If a supervisor had to bawl out a waiter, please do it in the backroom, or your office or virtually anywhere except in full view of your customers. The same applies to staff arguing openly amongst themselves. Customers are usually not entertained by this behavior. If a staff needs “correction,” take it outside–because its embarrassing for me having to witness bosses and staffs losing their cool. It gives me indigestion.

Thank MFKady
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is rather good sport. Food good if a tad pricey.Drinks strong. Very popular and perhaps too many westerners - see popular reviews to blame for that. After dinner recommend you walk "backstage" to the bar and chill out. the DJ starts spinning discs around 9-ish and this is where the younger Kuchingers hang out. Good people watching and good sounds, Whats not to like?

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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go.had the 4 cheese pizza and then the lamb shank.... Fantastic... Also a nice pint as well

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The decor is fascinating, with amazing collections of bric a brac throughout. We may have chosen a bad night to go. Being a Saturday, the downstairs area became crowded with young people creating a bit of a night club atmosphere, including many of them smoking. The food was good without being outstanding. I would go back but not on a weekend night.

Thank Quazoosle
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