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Tribal Stove

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Taman sri sarawak, ground floor, Kuching, Malaysia
840-9019
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you are the only person in a restaurant with 5 staff at lunchtime that should be a warning straight away! Menu had lots of Sarawak foods & staff were flexible with making food vegetarian so I thought I'd try despite the bad reviews. However it just didn't taste right or fresh & the atmosphere was a blaring TV. Would... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,638 reviews
960 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 647 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is small cafe but serving good local delights. they have limited sitting but it is a/c. this is a local cafe and you can try all their local food at very reasonable prices. staff are attentive and friendly.

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Miri, Malaysia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Restaurant can accommodate a group of 6 people though it looks small from outside. The quality of food is dependent on what you ordered. The local fried rice is nice but very spicy, fish pahsuh is nicer than the chicken. Don't order the midin though it is a local dish as it was bad and I love midin. Cash transaction... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place came as a surprise, being just opposite the Hilton Hotel, is very handy for a taste of local food. We managed to pop in twice over the week we were there and we were not disappointed, their Kuching Laksa is fantastic but better on the second visit (they may change chefs?). We also had the miden and it... More 

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Thank rodt50
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This has always been a favourite restaurant for when we are in Kuching. Unfortunately, when we went a few nights ago we found it was no longer focussing of Kelabit food. It appears to have changed owners and now focusses on Iban cuisine. Changing cuisines is no great problem. So we stayed to eat. And it was disappointing. The balance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

quaint little cafe located just opposite hilton kuching. i was amazed with the prices, it's actually very cheap! Meal for 3 pax, 5 dishes and a drink costs less than RM50! food - we were looking for sarawakian food and to our pleasant surprise they have a lot of selections! i was looking for umai and yes they have it... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times. They offer a number of tribal & authentic dishes in their menu but in most of our visits, many of their offerings are not available. We hope they can improve on this & on the rather slow food service. Their wild ginger flower salad & shredded beef are recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not my favourite restaurant from my time spent in Kuching. We went because it was supposed to be tribal cooking but I was disappointed in the food and the place lacked atmosphere. There are so many great cheap places to eat in Kuching and this did not come up to the standards of the others.

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Thank NatBow77
Kuching
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Nice exotic place but room temperature was a bit warm. Simple set up and looked tidy. Polite waitress but communication was not good enough. Menu selection was not impressive. Hot coffee O was very very low standard and even I personally reminded the bar tender to make a good hot coffee O for my second order, it was still the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

i was there to try since this place has a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor and was highly recommended. Just a note to Tripadvisor, Please pull back the Cert. The food their sucks and i nearly puke when i was there. Order 3 dishes, stir fry midin with garlic is crap as i only can taste oil and salt. Prawn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taman sri sarawak, ground floor, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 840-9019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?