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“A Must Try.... Sarawak Indigenous Dishes”
Review of Lepau Restaurant

Lepau Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 655 Restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue
Description: Winner of the Best Innovative Ethnic Restaurant for the 20th Malaysia Tourism Award 2018 A unique local homegrown restaurant set in the heart of Kuching city serving authentic Sarawakian food prepared by a team of enthusiastic and passionate food lovers. Our environment and ambience reflects the feel of a traditional Kayan “kampung” farm-hut. Lepau, translated from the Kayan language, means temporary farm-hit. We serve no pork and lard. Our food is suitable for everyone regardless of background, religion and dietary restrictions.
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Description: Winner of the Best Innovative Ethnic Restaurant for the 20th Malaysia Tourism Award 2018 A unique local homegrown restaurant set in the heart of Kuching city serving authentic Sarawakian food prepared by a team of enthusiastic and passionate food lovers. Our environment and ambience reflects the feel of a traditional Kayan “kampung” farm-hut. Lepau, translated from the Kayan language, means temporary farm-hit. We serve no pork and lard. Our food is suitable for everyone regardless of background, religion and dietary restrictions.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Been here several times even though I'm a Dayak-mixed born with my colleagues and friends from aboard. A must try Dayak Traditional cuisine especialy if you a new comer/non-Sarawakian . Nice ambience, good hospitality and I would definitely recommend this place !!

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Thank Andrea L
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We found this local treasure on
Trip Advisor! It was just amazing, hidden away, great friendly staff with superb local food. 4 ate well x3 had a tin of Tiger all for £14

Thank cspearce16
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

When in Kuching, this is the place to try local Sarawak food. The restaurant is hidden behind some shops but easily accessible. Plenty of car parks around. The restaurant ambience is nice and you have outdoor and indoor seating. Ask the restaurant staff to recommend some local dishes. We had the local bario rice, terung asam chicken (Amazing dish) Kayan mix veg that consist of local veg, fish umai and tuak (fermented rice wine).....affordably priced and worth every dollar. Managed to catch up with the owner .....and learnt a fair bit of their local cuisine.
A must when in Kuching

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Thank joey k
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lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Joey,
Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Lepau. Do come again when you are in Kuching and we look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We walked in on a Friday night without a booking at Chinese New Year, but were lucky to get a table straight away. The waiter was really helpful when we were choosing, and we tried the midin (ferns) as you must if visiting Sarawak. Great food, and really relaxing low key atmosphere. Beer available, but not on the menu, so ask!

It was walking distance from the centre, which is about 15 -20 minutes for us.

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Thank Alphablack
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lepaurestaurant, Owner at Lepau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Alphajack,

Chinese New Year dinner service was a really busy night for us and we are so happy that we got the chance to serve you. We do apologize for any mistake on our part and hope that you will come visit us again when you are in Kuching.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely a place to try out when you visit Sarawak! Their food is really unique and tasty! It’s really unique as you don’t really see any fusion of other sorts of cuisine.

this is a unique cuisine of its own! So it’s are tasty! Ask for their recommendation and they will let you know their popular dishes!

Ask for their traditional dishes as well! That is what you need to try out! Don’t be fooled by its picture!

Thank Nicholas O
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