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“Why so quiet? It is worth a search.”
Review of Tribal Stove

Tribal Stove
Ranked #61 of 600 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This very ordinary looking restaurant serves great food. The menu is local, authentic and welcoming. On the evenings we were there it was very quiet, though lunch was busier. The adjacent verandah is pleasant, but tucked in a scruffy urban street probably doesn't help. If it is great local food you want give it a try.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

As the restaurant's name implies, Tribal Stove serves traditional Borneo fare - some very tasty dishes at very reasonable prices. It is a shame that the restaurant often seemed to be quiet, as it was on the evening that we ate there. We were able to sit outside in a courtyard next to the restaurant proper, which was quite pleasant on a warm evening. Some of the dishes were "off" but the food that was available was very tasty. My veggie daughter had no difficulty in finding something. The service was OK, although we were rather strangely abandoned after we had eaten the main course.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dining to the sounds of gentle sape music, and sampling Kelabit cuisine (delicious!), it is easy to forget that you are across the street from the Hilton. Set menus offer a nice way to sample several dishes (try the a'beng--shredded fish), or just choose the umai (think ceviche) and swoon. We didn't notice an appealing looking outdoor seating area to the right a few steps after you enter, or we might have sat there.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Love the wild tapioca leaves dish - so delicious and simple! They ran out of pansuh (bamboo chicken) which was disappointing after having ordered and they realised that there was not enough to go round the restaurant. Never mind, next time round.

The umai was a bit of a hit and miss. Once our umai was so delicious and not very spicy. However, on the next visit, our umai was extremely spicy. Based on the lesson learnt, we told them to make it to be non spicy. So, we had a delicious non spicy umai despite it had more water than I remembered in the previous visits.

Service was a hit and miss. If its very busy, be prepared to be disappointed with a slow service and/or dishes running out. However, I would still return as I love the dishes being simple without the overpowering flavours and they are simply delicious.

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Thank kakiayam
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Loved finding this place on our last night in Kuching (that you TripAdvisor)! After a few nights of so-so food and already two visits to Top Spot, we decided to take a chance to try and find this restaurant. After a few wrong turns, we stumbled upon it and we were not disappointed. Great food, great service and very interesting things for purchase on the walls. Take a chance and seek this place out...you won't be disappointed.

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Thank MDChief
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