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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
+60 82-412 210
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sarawak laksa” (82 reviews)
“butter chicken” (26 reviews)
“green curry” (12 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As out of town era we were new the important role James Brook had played in the formation of Kuching and her surrounds. Having greatly enjoyed learning about his important role in Malaysia’s history we were especially interested to dine in this cafe. Lunch today...More

Thank BeForTheJourney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location , long standing cafe . River views. Old colonial decor. Food and service good. Always return there each visit to Kuching.

Thank EamonV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good meal at a reasonable price. Friendly staff but the place itself is in a bit of a time warp although it blends in well. Lots of artefacts to peruse whilst waiting for food to arrive so plenty to keep you amused. Well worth a...More

Thank brigfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here one night for dinner. I ordered a Laksa - the prawns still had the poo in them so I decided to give them a miss. The texture of the chicken didn’t seem all that fresh to me either. All in all...More

Thank Claire88Manc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth to go there for a beer to hang out in the garden with a nice view but not especially for food, that is very average but fairly to say - not so bad.

Thank Karolina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for some lunch. The food was good. Staff was friendly too. Nice breezy open air place

Thank blackJaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here a total of 3 times over 4 days. The food was delicious and there is a choice of non spicey foods if your stomach has had enough for a while! The restaurant has a grass frontage with a lovely cat statue as...More

Thank GailVSmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

-It's a good spot to enjoy a drink or a meal With nice view in the river. -Good service and very polite stuff. - The food was good but not value for money.

Thank Caliope P
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

Thank Bev G
Reviewed 9 January 2018 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
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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
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: +60 82-412 210
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