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“Interesting place”
Review of Magenta Restaurant

Magenta Restaurant
Ranked #157 of 589 Restaurants in Kuching
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Winner of The Most Innovative Fusion Restaurant Awards by Tourism Malaysia in 2010 which makes us the Best Fusion Restaurant in Malaysia. We have moved to the Old Courthouse where we have taken up a block and tastefully converted into a Fusion restaurant. Exuding an ambiance of tranquility and elegance, the restaurant is without a doubt the perfect place to have romantic dinner with your loved ones, family and joyful meal with friends or special occasions like weddings, anniversary and corporate dinners.
Kuching, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

This was expensive for Malaysia. However the food was great. Sitting out on the terrace means service is slow, but no major issues. Car park and cats. Be warned. Worth a second visit...

Visited January 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“lamb shank disappointing, ok pastas”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Went for dinner. Arrived 7ish, the place had only 2 other patrons but the private parking spaces were already full.

Tried their highly recommended lamb shank and roast lamb, almost choked on the meat - too chewy and lack of taste - and to think it was their star dish.

Their pastas were quite interesting - tried the spicy seafood pasta and a carbonara one, they were ok but not the best i've had.

Dishes for 4 amounted to less than RM200 (excluding alcohol).

  • Visited July 2013
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“Good”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Very nice environment, not too crowded during hi-tea time, not too sure about other time. Drinks are not too bad, ordered a Chocoberry Mint without berry taste but there are some banana pieces :/ is quite good, but a bit pricy, this drink cost RM 12, but this is one of the most expensive drinks they have so you can just get a cheaper ones. Didn'
T try the food but they looked good, a spagetti bolognese cost RM 24.
Overall, it is a nice place to chill.

Visited June 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Best Rib Eye Steak”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Magenta has been around for a long time and we have been going there for years. Unlike many restaurants where food quality seem to go down after a few years, Magenta has been able to maintain their standards. Their speciality are its rib eye, linguine scallops, seafood platter, crostini and mushroom soup. Once in a while they will have off menu items like roast lamb and lobsters. Tip is to ask if they have any off menu items when ordering. The service is always excellent and the owner, Dino, happens to be a very nice chap.

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

It was a really nice surprise to find such a good restaurant in Borneo! We could sit outside in the garden which was, ignoring the busy traffic, pretty romantic. We tried the lamb shank with pasta, very delicious and a big portion! The kinda chicken cordon bleu like dish was also very tasty but a little small. The beef burger is, according to the staff home made, and was also very delicious. The chef seems to be French cuisine inspired. Overall we liked this place so much that we came here every evening of our stay in Kuching. The prices are maybe a little expensive for a budget trip, but worth it and after all far away from what you would pay for in a French restaurant in Europe for example. Recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
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