Saturday, 28 June 2014


Location : No. 45, Padungan Road, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.

BARNANA~ The first question you may ask: Why on earth would someone name a restaurant this way ?? 

Well there’s a funny story in here~ In Kuching (or maybe other place), people tends to say ‘bo jio’ to their friends whenever they’re not being invited to an outing. And in Hokkien (a common dialect in Kuching), ‘bo’ means ‘no’, while ‘jio’ has de same meaning as the word ‘banana’, hence the name ‘Barnana’ indicates a culture of ‘inviting your friends for an outing!’ And to BARNANA it is!

Chicken Prawn Rolls

Yep! ‘BARnana’~ Located at the heart of Kuching town, precisely at Jalan Padungan. It’s a BAR that serves a number of imported premium lagers and also draught beers; it’s also a RESTAURANT! Where you can be fill up by a number of western main dishes, or a wide variety of hot bites, while washing down with your favorite beers! Frankly the signature dish: Cheese bake cod fish, Bacon Carbonara, Bacon rolls, Chicken prawn rolls are NOT TO BE MISSED! You can also find some local delights such as Juicy Chicken SATAY and Curry Puff here, all is succulent! Recently they have added some new dishes to their menu. For entrée, you may choose Garden Salad or Caesar Salad. Under the pasta menu, you will love their creamy delicious Mushroom Carbonara and Lamb Bolognese. If you are feeling adventurous, do try their Honolulu Chicken Chop. Last but not least dig your fingers into the yummy Cheesy Bacon Stick and Cheesy Mayo Wedges.

Bacon Rolls

Honolulu Chicken Chop

BARNANA has a special restriction for non-smoking before 9.00 pm. This is for customers with families and children to enjoy their dinner under smoke-free environment.  After that, customers are allowed to smoke in the bar to enjoy their favorite beer or liquor. The fair policy is accepted by all its patrons.

The interior of Barnana will also make your eyes open wide! A very harmony, vintage ambience are created by a lot of antiques decorations, you’ll see equipments such as sewing machines, radios, and treasure boxes that can only be seen at our ‘grandfather generation’! Cultural fusions can also be sense here, where the bar is crafted with native textures; ‘Kampong-like’ netted cabinets, Nepalese handicrafts and Thai style essences, THEY MIX WELL! On and off you’ll see new decorations up for display as the owner and friends loves to travel a lot, they always brought back special collection and souvenirs from other parts of the world to share, some of them are even for sell. Do approach their friendly crew for more information!

Oh not to forget the happy owners: Tony and Hikki ! A couple that always has a big smile on their face. The husband is a beer lover & the wife loves to eat. Young and passionate, that’s their spirit to create this brand new concept of wine and dine~

So if you’re planning to pay a visit to Kuching, or you’re already here, Barnana is the place that you don’t wanna missed! Gather your friends now, cold beers and hot bites await!! Due to it’s not so spacious, a phone call for reservation will best secure your enjoyment~ 

Cheesy Bacon Stick

Juicy Chicken Satay

Telephone restaurant :

H/p        : 0172283983   (Tony Chong)                                        
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Operating Hours :

Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday     4.30pm to 12.00am
Friday & Saturday                     4.30pm to   1.00am
Happy Hours                            4.30pm to   9.00pm
Closed on Monday