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“Worst dining experience ever” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Porkies BBQ Spare Ribs

Porkies BBQ Spare Ribs
Ranked #367 of 546 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst dining experience ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Me and my friends had the most unpleasant dinner at porkies tonight. After waiting patiently for our food for one and a half hour, we decided to ask the waitress. But instead of apologizing for the long wait, she accused us that one of our dish had already been served which obviously is not the case. Those sitting beside us who arrived after we did had already had their dishes served. She said she would check it out but after another 30 minutes she didnt get back to us so we decided not to wait anymore so we asked another waitress to cancel our food orders and just pay the bills for our drinks. The waitress said ok (no apology again) but left us waiting AGAIN for another 15 minutes. Couldnt bear it anymore, we decided to go to the counter and get the bill ourselves, To the owner of porkies, if you really cannot secure enough workers to run your restaurant, please dont bother to open your shop at all, it sucks big time. I would not go back to porkies anymore, there are more decent places selling pork ribs in kuching which provides much better service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chinhow88
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slightly Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

As locals, we'd patronized Porkie's quite a number of times. Our visit last night yielded a disappointing result somewhat. The sausage platter used to be a sight to behold. A few types of sausages, beautiful presentation, generous sauces, interesting sides...and simply delicious!!! Now, perhaps likely to cut costs, the whole platter is so bare, so plain. Only one type of sausage is on the platter now, a few salad leaves and a little squirt of dressing, barely enough to go round the 3 salad leaves. We asked to change from fries to mashed potatoes. A little scoop served with no gravy. No salt, no pepper in sight. Price doesn't come cheap at almost RMM40 per platter (large). Somehow, the umami is gone. Sausage was also kinda hard and considering the price, it is hardly enticing anymore.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ann c
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“yummy!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

been to this place last week...we were surprised by the portion...taste was definitely yummy and i simply loved the marination! i'll definitely be back when i'm down in kuching..oh yeah! love the ambience too!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Baby_jit
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“GREAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

One way I grade an eating place is to ask myself 'would I come back here'?

For Porkies, the answer is YES, YES, YES.

Great food, large portions - very satisfying - especially if you have been on a rice diet for a few weeks.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank esorlegin
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Kuching, Malaysia
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582 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“The menu has grown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

Have not been there in ages! was there when they first open and noticed that the number of items in their menu has grown!

The ambeince is fine, open air area on a busy side walk with huge TV screens for football games. There is a lot of choices of beers from around the world.

Had thier bangers & mash and the classic burger. Nice indeed, but I noticed the porky smell on the burger.

Will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AChee74
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