Top Picks of Restaurants in Kuching

Top Picks of Restaurants in Kuching
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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.

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Without further ado, let’s get into it! Here are the top picks of restaurants to visit whenever you’re in Kuching.

The Dyak

The Dyak is an elegant restaurant in Kuching that transformed classic Dayak home-cooking into an authentic cuisine. The chefs here are skilful in traditional Iban recipes, using fresh organic ingredients from the surrounding jungle. Enjoy sensational ethnic dishes such as the tempoyak (fermented durian with anchovies), manok gulai upa kelapa (braised chicken with coconut palm) and a delightful ice cream dessert steeped in tuak (local rice wine). The restaurant is lined with beautiful artefacts that make for a wonderful dining experience.

Keep updated on their Facebook page.

Address: Sublot 29, Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak.

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Lepau

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: Lepau Restaurant, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak.

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.

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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.

Find out more on their Facebook page.

Address: 80, Wayang St, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.

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.

Find out more on their Facebook page.

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!

For more recommendations and articles, go to LokaTaste!

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