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“Must visit while in Kuching” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Junk

The Junk
Ranked #11 of 555 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $3 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, European, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Erfurt
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“Must visit while in Kuching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is existing forever and also evolving to a must see in Kuching! Started of with a small restaurant famous for huge seafood platter and lamp shank. Now quite a big place, but still cozy. A must try nowadays is the Angelhair pasta and the duck salad. The inside decoration shows attention to detail. Service is very good.
It is a safe bet that the bar is packed with people, which is not normal for Kuching. It is certainly the most interesting bar in town.
If you ever visit Kuching - this is the place to go!

  • Visited July 2014
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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“One of the best of its kind in Kuching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Junk Restaurant is never overrated. Staff are wonderful and the serving is generous.

To make it even better, the food taste great.

Brought my wife here and tried the sirlion steak (medium) and left satisfied. The mushroom sauce was on top of this world, and the steak was simply the best.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Very Rustic place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is such a cool place. The rustic feel and look of the place with all the junks around makes it looks really amazing. Went to have a chill out with my fiancee and tried your tiramisu cake. It was amazing. The food portions that i see on the other tables was huge and I was glad that I didn't plan to order any food else I would be rolling home.
I will definitely come to try the food the next time I come to Kuching. Do come early or make reservation as this place is always full.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank black_howling
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

excellent place to dine. however, you must come early or make a reservation first to avoid disappoinment. i had a medium rare steak and it was perfect. served with simple salad and this weird mashed tapioca. the tapioca tasted weird but my steak was good. definitely will be coming back again.

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Thank Desmond S
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Kuching, Sarawak
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“Consistency...never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Junk is one of those few places that is consistent in their good food quality and service. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Nice place to just slowly enjoy your food and chill. It's a regular place for me and my family. Great place for young and old...be it with family, friends, solo, for that business date, as a couple...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gankho
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