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“Yummi laksa”

James Brooke Bistro
Ranked #9 of 567 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yummi laksa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

We tried the Sarawak speciality of laksa noodle soup in this lovely restaurant by the river. It was absolutely delicious!

Visited March 2014
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306 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Good food in a nice environment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

The bistro is located along the Sarawak River , across the street from the Hilton. It offers good (not great) food at a reasonable price. Service is good. I cold have done without their lounge type music. So an average place, nice , in a pleasant environment, with good predictable food.

Visited March 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A good choice for a first night meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food menu is quite tourist friendly, the food is good and the service is ok. A great place to sit and watch the waterfront.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Really nice, cool atmosphere. Very relaxed with a mixture of restaurant and cabinet food (mostly cakes). Patient and helpful staff make it a pleasant place for a drink and a bite to eat.

Moderately priced for Kuching, chocolate cake was 9myr for a slice and a pot of tea was about 5myr (from memory).

Thank robby71187
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Redmond, Washington
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161 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great food,great location,reasonably priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Had a great meal here.really surprised at how reasonably priced this place was,considering the location- on the waterfront surrounded by nice gardens
I still dream about their Sarawak laksa,the best laksa I ever ate
And at ~$3 a bowl it is something even someone on a strict budget can afford.It had a fragrant,spicy(but not incendiary)broth with lots of shrimp,chicken and tofu,huge portion
My husband had the butter chicken which was a huge portion and very good also
Nice selection of desserts, we had it to go as we were too stuffed after immediately eating to savor it
Came back again the next night to just have a beer and people watch,very pleasant
There is a resident cat who is very friendly if you are missing your pet on vacation!
Highly recommended

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank judik
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