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“Best place to experience " fusion " meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Living Room

Living Room
Ranked #389 of 554 Restaurants in Kuching
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Penang Island, Malaysia
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Best place to experience " fusion " meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

we initially wanted to go to "bla bla" for dinner but it was full. So we were directed to the Living room which was just a few doors away. You can order the food from Bla Bla or The Junk as well as these "restaurants" are owned by the same proprietor(s).
The food was real good a value for money. The meals come in big portions. We ordered the dunken duck, lamb schank ( big portion ), otak-otak ( which is seafood steamed with egg and spices - i think the price is a little " steep" for this particular dish ), the scallop soup was warm and tasty ..

The red wine cheese cake was hmmmmm fabulous ..........

The setup of these restaurants are "cozy".

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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WORTHING, ENGLAND
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

We were invited in by the owner to look around and were very impressed by look and feel of the place. As you walk in there is a Buddha on the wall whose eyes follow you. You can eat inside or outside. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and was therefore of considerable assistance helping us to choose the best dishes to suit our tastes. The service was efficient and the food was excellent both in terms of quality and quantity. The prices were also very reasonable. This was definitely the best place we ate at whilst in Kuching.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Doha, Qatar
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere & nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2009

Food was pretty good, but the main reason to go here is the whole feel of the place - you just want to linger & enjoy the whole evening in the lovely outdoor 'living room' sections.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, UK
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Style over substance”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

We decided to eat here on the strength of the Lonely planet Borneo review which talked about the fact this place wouldn't out of place in Bali or Barcelona. If it was in either of those places I fear it would have closed down long ago because of the quality of the competition.

The food comes in huge portions which is not a bad thing in itself. Unfortunately when three of us ordered three dishes between us the waiter, whose job it should be to advise customers as well as take food orders, didn't mention this and we ended up with far too much food. Another family dining there told us they had watched this happen to three other tables of diners, who had all complained, only to be met with a shrug of the shoulders. The food itself was at best average. We ordered a dish of prawns in chilli which turned out to be prawns doused in a bottle of Maggi chilli sauce. Hardly cooking at all. The fish was overcooked, and squid was inedible. This place is happy to take your money but delivers little in return. If in Kuching do yourself a favour and eat at a hawker centre. They are head and shoulders above this rip-off joint.

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“Owned by the same people...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2008

Owned by the same people behind The Junk and Bla Bla Bla in the same row of pre-war shophouses. Stylish with lovely garden pavilions at the back - tatami matting, crunchy gravel, ginger plants :) We ordered from the chinese Bla Bla Bla menu. Good crispy noodles, excellent venison in black pepper sauce and gorgeously creative egg and herb pancake with oysters.

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