We were 2 couples visiting Kuching fo a week in 2013 December, and NOSh was recommended by the owner of Batik Boutique ( a wonderful place where we stayed) for New year Eve dinner. So we havd high expectations. We had reservations, but when we arrived, they seated us smack in the entrance ( close to the kitchen counter where waiters took the food trays rom). So we requested to be moved- they moved us to the ' extension" which was outside- where we were promptly attacked by mosquitoes. So we moved back to the same table inside. Ordered drinks, and we could have sworn there was no alcohol in their bloody Mary. There wa sno difference between my drink and which my wife ordered ( she sked for non-alcoholic one, and I found it tasted exactly as mine, which was supposed to be a regular one). The service simply sucks .
When we checked about their " Special menu for the evening", the waitress ( who was the perfect non-friendly, sour faced , disillusioned employee of the year) said she did not know if the items came with anything else such as rice or salad. Finally we ordered, and requested that my wife who is a vegetarian, be served a garlic bread or at least two slices of bread- and she refused saying there is no bread ( There is no Bread in a restaurant !!!) . We were about the first to arrive there ( 7: 10 PM), so there were not more than 3 patrons there, but the way the waiters ran around, talking loudly, made it look like the place was crouded and they were over stressed ! When the food came, it came in intervals of 15 minutes- so the first to get served had almost finished when I got my order ( the last). By then the restaurant was half full, so we waited another 15 minutes before we got the attention of the waitress, and asked for the bill and reuested for a taxi- she said there is no way she can call a cab, as they dont have any phone numbers for that ( even tiniest restaurants we dined in Kuching had no such problems). While waiting for the Check, another lady ( who looked and acted like the owner) asked us if evrything is OK. We all shrugged, and showed our disappointment, but she never asked any more questions and walked past. When we paid the check, the change came as a big bundle of singles ( about 25 of them, along with bigger bills), and with the waitress and another person (Owner??) hovering around, watching us count it all out, and checking out how much we would tip for their wonderful attitude and adding insult to injury ( pricy dinner for a lousy year end evening). For the first time in our life, we decided they deserved NO tip - for NOSH ( No Service Here restaurant). As I need to say something positive here, my food ( shank of lamb) was good, but my friends did not enjoy what they ordered.
My recommendation- Avoid this place like plague, if you want to feel good about a meal !
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