Located on the island of Borneo and fringed with tropical jungles, Kuching is a melting pot of diverse cultures and exciting cuisines. Being Sarawak’s most populous city, Kuching is home to stunning natural sites, bustling streets and compelling restaurants with delicious foods that will make you fall in love.
Without further ado, let’s get into it! Here are the top picks of restaurants to visit whenever you’re in Kuching.
1. Toh Yuen
There are many Chinese restaurants in Kuching, but not many specialize in fine Chinese dining. Locals can enjoy an eclectic mix of Sarawak-Cantonese fusion flavours only at Toh Yuen in Hilton Kuching. We recommend their signature Buttered Prawns because it’s one of their best dishes. The fragrant, tangy taste of buttered prawns makes a perfect combination with the plain fluffiness of white rice in a typical Chinese dinner setting!
Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Contact Information: 082-223 822
Lepau, which translates as ‘farm hut’, is true to its name by using organic, free-range ingredients in their hearty Sarawak ethnic dishes. This atmospheric restaurant features cuisines of the indigenous Iban and Bidayuh people, including ayam pansuh (chicken cooked in bamboo stalk) and prawn umai (marinated raw seafood) paired with Bario rice.
Address: 99, Jalan Ban Hock, Road, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Monday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – Closed
Contact Information: 012-884 5383
3. Bla Bla Bla Restaurant
This stylish restaurant in Kuching is a flourishing hotspot among young locals as well as national celebrities. Bla Bla Bla offers not only extraordinary Chinese fusion dishes but also mesmerising décor to match—koi ponds, a Balinese buddha and a beautiful candlelit courtyard. Some of their specialities include the midin (jungle fern) salad, pandan chicken and mango duck.
If you have a tongue for exotic meats, try out their mozzarella-stuffed ostrich or deer meat.
Address: 27, Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Monday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Thursday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Friday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Saturday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Sunday – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Contact Information: 082-233 944
4. The Junk
Just down the street from Bla Bla Bla is sister restaurant The Junk; comprising of a restaurant, bar and karaoke that reside in three 1920s shophouses. Ain’t that grand? The restaurant serves excellent Italian cuisine, from pizza to pasta to rib-eye steak to their fisherman’s basket. When you’re done with dinner, drag your friends for some karaoke at Junk Bar or revel in live music on Fridays and Saturdays at The Wayang.
Address: 80, Wayang St, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.
Monday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday – 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Contact Information: 082-259 450
5. 21 Bistro
Situated in the heart of Old Chinatown, kick back with your friends at 21 Bistro for a jazzy, splendid time. This restaurant and cocktail bar offers a lively atmosphere to visitors with their house band, cheerful chats from locals and an extensive menu of Western and Asian fusion dishes. Enjoy the likes of grilled New Zealand lamb and steaks, fried bee hoon, salmon teriyaki and crispy yet tender lobster termidor.
Address: 64, Jln Padungan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Monday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Tuesday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Wednesday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Thursday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Friday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Saturday – 4:30pm to 12:30am
Sunday – Closed
Contact Information: 017-802 0080
If you’re an adventurous foodie with expectations for unique and memorable dining experiences, these restaurants in Kuching will not disappoint. Have fun on your food hunt and happy eating to all!
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