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“Style over substance”
Review of Living Room

Living Room
Ranked #394 of 635 Restaurants in Kuching
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

We decided to eat here on the strength of the Lonely planet Borneo review which talked about the fact this place wouldn't out of place in Bali or Barcelona. If it was in either of those places I fear it would have closed down long ago because of the quality of the competition.

The food comes in huge portions which is not a bad thing in itself. Unfortunately when three of us ordered three dishes between us the waiter, whose job it should be to advise customers as well as take food orders, didn't mention this and we ended up with far too much food. Another family dining there told us they had watched this happen to three other tables of diners, who had all complained, only to be met with a shrug of the shoulders. The food itself was at best average. We ordered a dish of prawns in chilli which turned out to be prawns doused in a bottle of Maggi chilli sauce. Hardly cooking at all. The fish was overcooked, and squid was inedible. This place is happy to take your money but delivers little in return. If in Kuching do yourself a favour and eat at a hawker centre. They are head and shoulders above this rip-off joint.

Thank burntfacedjake
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed December 28, 2008

Owned by the same people behind The Junk and Bla Bla Bla in the same row of pre-war shophouses. Stylish with lovely garden pavilions at the back - tatami matting, crunchy gravel, ginger plants :) We ordered from the chinese Bla Bla Bla menu. Good crispy noodles, excellent venison in black pepper sauce and gorgeously creative egg and herb pancake with oysters.

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Reviewed December 7, 2008

The food was really very delicious and original with attentive service and a great vibe. I loved the garden room with the cushions and low tables to sit at. This place is slightly pricier than the average meal out, but well worth it. Overall, the food in Kuching was of very good quality, but Living Room remains one of my foodie highlights of the city.

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