Here at Tanju, we aim to bring you the best of traditional Dayak cooking, both in style and in culture. We use organic, seasonal produce, sourced daily from the market or jungle when it is at its freshest to give you a menu that is constantly evolving. We want to allow you to sample the everyday and the more unusual ingredients common to the Iban kitchen - from barbecued meat (panggang) to Sago worms (UlatMulong). We want to showcase traditional Dayak techniques, from cooking in bamboo (pansuh) to salting meats and vegetables (kasam). Some of these elements may surprise you or even revolt you but we hope, at least, that you will have a taste adventure!

We specialise in group bookings and private functions.

Whether buffet or a la carte, we can tailor a menu to suit your needs or else you can select from one of our set menus.This is the ideal place for your family gathering or special function. For those celebrating their birthday, we offer a complimentary cake or bottle of Tuak. Tourists and overseas visitors will love it here! They can sample local or Western dishes in surroundings that are uniquely Sarawak, blending the traditional cultures of this wonderful state in an modern yet welcoming way.

Or just join us at the bar for a few drinks!

Call us on +6082-241 880 or +6014-391 4860 or email us on to make your booking.

Ruai bar, known as The World's Worst Bar in Kuching, recently described by a reviewer as the 'busiest bar in Kuching'. This Iban bar is one of the very few featured in the Lonely Planet.
Its name is uniquely Iban.
The Ruai is the communal space in a longhouse - a place where everyone in the community will gather to share in food, drink, laughter and each other's lives. Like its namesake, Ruai bar is the place to meet, get to know and talk to friends, new and old.

It is filled with antiques and quirky objects that keep the eye interested, while babi panggang (barbecued pork - an Iban staple) keeps the stomach satisfied. You can share a beer or a glass of tuak (local rice wine) with friends.
It is the original and still the best
in Kuching.

Tanju Bistro Restaurant
First Floor, Lorong Upland 1, Simpang Tiga,
93300, Kuching, Sarawak,
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 1:30am
Sat: 5:30pm - 1:30am
Sun: 10:30am - 1:30am
+6082-241 880 / +6014-391 4860