1)Beccari's Ristorante, Merdeka Palace Hotel, Beccari's Chef prepares authentic dishes from all over italy, including proper italian thin-crust pizza. Open 12 noon-11pm daily.
2)Bla Bla Bla, tabuan road(Opposite fata Hotel). Tel:082 233944. Popular restaurant with an interesting mix of Chinese and fusion dishes. Booking advised at weekends.6pm-11.30pm.
3)Jambu, 32 Crookshank Rd, Tel: 082 235292. Sprawling colonial style bungalow conceals a stylish restaurant offering mediteraanean cuisine with local ingredients and "modern Borneo cuisine" 15 minutes walk from city centre. Open 5.30pm-12.30am, closed mondays.
4)The Junk, 80 wayang St. tel:082 259450. A Kuching landmark, the junk features rustic chinese ambience and italian influenced cooking. 6pm-12.30am daily. Booking advised at weekends.
5)Magna Carta, Sarawak Tourism Complex (Old Courthouse). Tel:012-8773500 . Open: Daily:10am-midnight. Last order 11.30pm. Fine dining restaurant offering modern italian & fusion juices.
6)Mr.Ho's Fine Foods, located at Crown Square, pending serve great western food, pasta's wine and juices.
7)Toms, 82 padungan road. Understand elegance matches excellent cooking with value-for-money lunch time specials, ala carte in the evening and coffee and cales all day. Open 11.30am-11pm Tue-Sun. Bookimg advisable Tel:082 247672.
1)Bombay Masala, Lot 404, Lrg 3A, Rubber road. 6.30am-9pm(Tues open am). Popular coffe shop serving a good selection of indian breads, curries and mixed rice dishes. Also has air-con dining section.
2)Biryani Cafe, 16 Main bazzar. 8 am-8pm. Rojak , Murtabak, Biryani rice, roti canai, tosai, curries etc, if you can squeeze past the souvenir racks.
3)Bismillah Restaurant, on Lebuh Khoo Hun Yeang near the Central Police Staion, serves North Indian Muslim food. Good tandoori chicken, naan bread, curries and briyani rice.
4)Buhari cafe, 157F Jln Satok, near Sunday Market. An old Kuching favourite, famed for its chicken and mutton biryani.
5)Curry House, Lot 409, Section 10, Lorong 3A, rubber road. Good range of curries and other mixed rice dishes plus chapati, roti canai and biryani.
6)LL Banana Leaf, 7G Lorong 1, rubber rd, Tel:082 239404. 7.30am9.00am (mon-5pm). Authenic south Indian bana leaf meals frm RM4.50 (vegetarian RM3.50). If the fish curry is available (+RM3), serves dosai, puri & murtabak breads, plus a great manggo lassi. Near the Sunday market (RM6 by taxi.)
7)Lyn's Tandoori. no 7, Jalan Song Thian Cheok. Tel:082 234934. North indian tandoori cuisine, naan and kebab dishes. At city centre.
8)Sri Shan, on Jln Ban Hock serves Indian style banana leaf meals and a range of South indian snacks.
1)Minoru, lot 493-G, section 10, rubber road. Tel:082 251021. 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.0pm. Set lunch frm RM16, set dinners RM20-45. Good service and extensive menu. Near sunday market.
2)Momoyama, located at Phoenix Plaza, Jalan Song Thian Cheok (near to Liwah Hotel), reasonable priced and food taste good.
3)Sanga Japanese Food, at lot164, Jalan Chan Chin Ann, Tel:012-8832433 (David Liew), 11am-3pm,6pm-10pm(mon-fri),11am-10pm(sat, sun, PH). Located near Sarawak Plaza, serve good Japanese food.
4)Sri Sarawak, Crowne Plaza Riverside. Serves a Japanese BBQ buffet dinner on Fri & sat, 6.30pm-10.00pm.
5)Sushi King, The Spring Mall. fresh sushi from the conveyor and other Japanese dishes cooked to order. Open daily.
1)Chillipeppers, Jln Song Thian Cheok (below Liwah Hotel). Popular and economical restaurant serving nasi campur at lunchtimes and rice and noodle dishes throughout the day.
2)Jubilee, Madinah and Malaya restaurant (all on Jln India) serve a range of Malay curries and vegetable dishes. The Jubilee also serves Good roti canai and murtabak.
3)Moly's Place, Jln Green Hill(behind Harbour View Hotel). Tasty Malay nasi campur lunch buffet served daily, plus noodle and rice dishes cooked to order.
4)Rex Cafe, Main Bazaar. Good mixed rice, rojak mee jawa, and laksa.
5)Rom Orchid Garden(see accomodation-Homestays) offers authentic spicy Malay cuisine in a delightful Kampung garden setting. Open 8am-10pm daily.
6)Waterfont cafe, Steamship Building , Kuching waterfront. Excellent Malay-style all-you-can-eat lunch buffet served daily, plus a wide selection of local and foreign dishes cooked to order. The giant river prawns are must -try. Open 11am-11pm.
7)Saujana Food Centre, See food centre listing.
8)Satok Road food stalls, See food centre listing.
9)Top Spot Food Court, See food centre listing.
1)Ah Ka Su Seafood, 17Jln Green Hill (the sign says "Food Comes First") Open for lunch and dinner daily. Excellent fish head curry and also well known for its BBQ suckling pig.
2)Batu Lintang Food Centre, tucked away behind junction of jln Batu Lintang & Jln Rock. The stalls here serve kuching's cheapest seafood. Evenings only. very popular so be prepared to wait for a table.
3)Benson Seafood, Off Jln Abell. Tel:082 255262. Well-established riverside restaurant serving a full range of Sarawak seafood. very popular at weekends.
4)Buntal Seafood Village(See Damai and Santubong section)
5)Open-Air Market(See Food Centre listing)
6)Pending Seafood Centre, behind Kuching Port in the industrial area. A wide range of stalls selling seafood and local specialities. If you go by taxi arrange a pick-up time.
7)Rock Road seafood, 2nd Mile, Jln Rock, Tel:082 241575. Popular outlet where you select your dinner frm the fish and crustaceans swimming in the tanks lining the walls. Booking advisable at weekends.
8)See Good, off Ban Hock Road, opposite Hua Kuok Inn. Tel:082 251397/012-883269. Probably Kuching's most popular seafood restaurant. See Good's cooking style is robust rather than fussy, with strong-flavoured sauces and lots of herbs.Also has the biggest and cheapest selection of wines in kuching. Open lunchtime onwards. Closed 4th and 18th of every month.
9)Top Spot Food Court, offers a wide choice of popular seafood outlets(see food centre listings).
1)Blue Lagoon, at the Riverside Majestic Hotel. Poolside BBQ Steamboat Buffet every night.
2)Coca, also located at the Riverside Majestic Hotel, specialisies in spicy Thai-style steamboat plus a la carte dishes.
3)Hornbill's Corner Cafe, 85 Ban Hock Road,Come early as this place really gets busy. The Steamboats (RM16 per person) have a barbeque plate attached for you to grill sting ray, marinated beef, lamb and chicken.
1)Bangkok Thai Restaurant, see Lok Thian listing under "Chinese" for details.
2)Coca restaurant, 3rd Floor, Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel. Tel:082 232133. Open 11.30am-10.30pm. Ala carte or buffet, with the Thai-style steamboat the popular house speciality.
3)Mango Tree, Jln Crookshank, Tel:082 235353 Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Local branch of the well-known Thai franchise, in a pleasant garden setting.