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“Great Authentic food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tribal Stove

Tribal Stove
Ranked #65 of 555 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Authentic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

I really love the food here, authentic food from Sarawak. Tasty and unique. Good service and good price. I recommend to try this place when you go to Kuching.

Visited January 2014
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Local food in Kuching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

I stumbled across Tribal Stove when I was wandering around Kuching looking for some local food and it didn't disappoint. Very convenient location right across from the Hilton. Kelabit Highland food with fresh vegetables, dinner time has lots of different vegetarian options. Lunch buffet is less varied, about 6 dishes and only one is really vegetarian. Also sells cookbooks as well as salt and cinnamon from the highlands. If you want to try local food in Borneo (and why wouldn't you?), this is the place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank fiveupstove
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West Calder, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“This restaurant isn't a good one”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

You don't know what you are eating, and it doesn't taste very good. Much nicer restaurants down by the river.

Visited December 2013
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Thank David F
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

This place should be higher on the list.There is no other restaurant like it in Kuching.The set meals are huge and taste so fresh and wholesome and authentic.I had the bamboo chicken which was moist and delicately flavoured - i wish i could've tried them all.In a city dominated by Chinese and Malaysian food this restaurant offers a very pleasing change.When in sarawak,you must taste tribal food and this is the place to go.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank chrisso78
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Malaysia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If you visit Kuching, eat here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Absolutely wonderful. Great food, which thankfully there is a a great deal of in many place. What makes Tribal Stove someplace not to miss is it is the rare combination of great and generally inaccessible food.

I often find great restaurants in tourist destinations. And sometimes it is even local in a sense - but almost all the time (not all, but almost) I can get very similar good dishes in any large city across the globe.

Tribal stove had truly distinctive dishes that were also great. They have quite a few dishes, some of my favorite are wild jungle salad and tapioca leaves.

The offer a set menu of tea, a meat dish with 2 vegetable sides, soup and rice that was $5. It was amazing. It would be great at $20. I happened to be lucky enough to get my favorite vegetable there with my first order. I have been trying other dishes which are also great but those 2 are not to be missed (you can get "small" dishes of those for $3 - two pretty easily make a meal in my opinion). If the prices triple this place is still not to be missed.

There is no restaurant I recommend to travels more strongly than I recommend Tribal Stove.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank curiouscatMalaysia
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