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“Not good” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Porkies BBQ Spare Ribs

Porkies BBQ Spare Ribs
Ranked #339 of 555 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
235 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Not good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Pricey and poor quality, trying to be western but not really up to scratch. Service is very patchy and I think they should be doing much better.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KR_EDINBURGH
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Going downhill fast...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I wrote the 1st review for this place in November 2011. Since then our experience has worsened on every visit.

Most recent visit: Waiting staff didn't bother to write down the order resulting in me watching on while my family ate and I had no meal. We were in a hurry so I couldn't wait for them to start cooking again.

2nd Most recent visit: My wifes meal arrived AFTER everyone else at the table had finshed their meals.

I expect disjointed, error strewn service at a coffeeshop when the meals are RM4 or RM5, but this is totally unacceptable in a place priced at the middle to higher end of the scale.

It really is a shame because the building has been so nicely decorated and the food itself is OK.

I might go back there for a drink but would have to be seriously out of options before considering ordering another meal there.

Friends have also mentioned to me that they have experienced similat chaos when eating (or attempting) to eat there.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank Mike B
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Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome Burgers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Porkies is a great sports bar with friendly and efficient staff. Food is reasonably priced and very tasty - love the dinosaur and classic burger. If you're brave enough you can take the 1kg burger challenge - if you finish it in 20mins it's free! Cold, international beers at good prices. Lovely!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank rachL2012
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Kuching, Malaysia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stop Ribbing Me!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

This place is Kuching's only dedicated sports bar. Really.
And in sports bars, people smoke.
Aside from that it serves pretty darn good barbecued ribs.
Ribs are served in either 2 or 4 person portions. Each serving comes with a portion of green vegetables. We ordered a garden salad as well as bangers and mash. The bangers and mash were pretty good although they modified the sauce a little by kicking it up a few notches on the Scoville.

Apart from the usual Heineken, Carlsberg and Tiger beers, this establishment serves Paulaner and its likes. The manager or owner of the place is a decent fellow who made us feel welcomed. Service was prompt and the food did not dissapoint.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank andeeyeo
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Kuching
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10 reviews
“Smokers Inside Air-Cond Room”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

The food is a little salty, average portion, nicely presented, overall I like the crinkle fries best! I don't like the environment though, mostly outdoor with a lot of smokers, plus they allow smoke inside the air-cond area, which is also rather small in size.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mysfums
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