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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 14-520 4007
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sarawak laksa” (82 reviews)
“butter chicken” (25 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The bistro has a nice locationi right along the riverbank. Food and service were great. Went back a second time.

Thank Bev G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a good place for relax, staffs helpful even they help me to look for a car and waiting till arrived. Near by garden. Decoration a little bit unique and classic. Available world clock

Thank celestine p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local, it was my first time here. I ordered their laksa Sarawak and it is surprisingly good although it has a thicker coconut broth. Service is a bit slow and my husbands butter chicken was a bit dry. They should also clean their...More

Thank riyau88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on river edge walk it is a pleasant Bistro to sit and have a meal and cold beer. I have been there 3 times and enjoyed the out look and food.Not fancy and mid range priced.Good place for a stop.

Thank Terence G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located right next to the water, offering great views in a relaxed environment. The food was amazing...lots to choose from!

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laksa sarawak and fried rice was good. Everything else we ordered was really sweet (bolognaise, fish and chips, curry laksa, tomyam laksa). Wedges came with a weird really hard coating that was not edible.

Thank 131liyanaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the waterfront this nice Bistro with its antique display reminds me of the Kuching I know some 30 years ago when I visited the last time. The food was quite good but not exceptional. We tried the Sarawak laksa at different restaurants and...More

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is only 20 meters from the waterfront but it is all that's needed for it to be quiet. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden. And, yes, there is a sculpture of playing cats in the garden. The Hornbill Fountain is just outside...More

Thank Nenad D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with 2 very small children and had a great evening. The setting is gorgeous and the food and service were both very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 December 2017

As one of the locals in Kuching, we thought we will check out the place so that we can recommend this place to friends from outside of Sarawak when they come to visit. We stood outside the restaurant waiting to be seated together with some...More

Thank Hai65
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22 January 2015|
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are right there was a long wait for service in what ever you ask. Since I was not rushing, had all the time in the world, with my family and in a nice environment enjoying the view( outdoor table ) it did not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 14-520 4007
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