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Choon Hui Cafe

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Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the Sarawak laksa at this cafe had been endorsed by Antony Bourdain, I personally find it (at RM8 per bowl) to be too spicy 🌶, compared to other laksa I have tried since I was a kid growing up in this town. We did try the charcoal toasted bread and half-boiled eggs, as they were also highly recommended; these... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really lively in the morning where many locals head to for breakfast. The sarawak laksa is a must-try and they were sold out by lunchtime. The thick toast and carrot cake also tasted amazing. The local coffee was really fragrant and thick as well. Great place, must visit!

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Thank littedup
Aarhus
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

As a student living in Kuching, I can say that Choo Hui is one of the best places to eat laksa. However, the second time I was there I waited for one hour to get my food. I asked for it three times, and every time they had forgotten that I had ordered in the first place. Choon Hui is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Taken to eat Sarawak laksa for breakfast by a local. Delicious: my only regret was that i ordered a small portion of the laksa instead of a large one. But dont bother with the popiah; I've had far better.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a popular old coffee shop and further enhance after Anthony Bourdian savour a bowl of Sarawak laksa from one of the stall here. A normal Chinese coffee shop that have 4 stalls, Sarawak laksa, kolok mee, popiah and another noodle stall. Of the 4 stalls, the Sawarak laksa stall is the most popular one, even before Anthony's visit.... More 

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Thank meaningremission
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you want to have the Sarawak laksa at its best in Kuching, go to Choon Hui Cafe at Ban Hock road. The laksa is just great and the soup base is just fantastic. The beverage there is also good. About the kolo mee, it is better to have it elsewhere.

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Thank Ngan H
Kuching, Malaysia
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Choon Hui Cafe is very popular with it's laksa. Most people came here just for the laksa and this is my favourite cafe for laksa. Located next to Continental hotel so if you are staying there , is just nearby. Besides laksa, this cafe is popular for the toasted bread with butter and home made kaya. Parking is limited and... More 

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Thank JUDYLEE2003
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Must order: (recommended per person) Coffee (kopi c ), 2 soft boiled eggs, 2 kaya and butter toast (roti kahwin) And then finish off with a bowl of Laksa Enjoy your breakfast! Just ask to share table. Don't stand and wait. :)

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Thank Chris H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Some say the standard of their laksa has dropped, well this was my first visit and I didn't have an earlier benchmark to compare. That said, I was at Chong Choon's Poh Lam only 2 days back and I say Choon Hui's laksa is better, but of course taste is somewhat subjective. The rich gravy at Choon Hui packed more... More 

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Kuching has a lot of breakfast places this one stands out. The Laksa is fantastic. You need to keep your eyes open to get a table the place is very busy. The popiah (local spring roll) are also very yummy, you must try them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?