8 best dinner spots in Miri every foodie should try

The food scene in the biggest city in Sarawak is constantly emerging. So, if you’re looking for where to eat during dinner time, or even supper, here are some the best places that are worth the visit for a hearty dinner/supper meal.

Let’s dig in!



Ayam Penyet Ria

In case you didn’t know, ‘ayam penyet’ literally means ‘smashed chicken’ in Malay. The crispiness of the chicken skin at Ayam Penyet Ria gets diners coming back time after time. The catch here is the three levels of sambal sauce, which ranges from normal, hot to spicy!

8 best dinner spots in Miri every foodie should try - Ayam Penyet RIA

Address: Lot 1326, Groundfloor, Block 9 MCLD, Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.  Tel: +60 85 425 222
Opening hours: 11am-10:45pm daily
$$, Halal

Container City

Nights in Miri are incomplete if you haven’t stepped foot into Container City. The hipster ambiance adds for the overall mood while you’re enjoying dinner or supper there. Good grubs to check out here are Geprek Chicken from Berbara stall, Persian naan as well as Borneo Latte from The Brew Crew stall.

8 best dinner spots in Miri every foodie should try - Container City

Address: Lot 2225, North Yu Seng Road, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.  Tel: +60 11 3120 3352
Opening hours: 12pm-12am (Friday-Sunday) , 3-11pm (Monday-Thursday)
$$, Halal

Meng Chai Seafood 

Meng Chai Seafood serves fresh wide selection of seafood ranging from crabs, fishes, calamari, clams and so much more. Worth the try at here are the BBQ garlic fried pomfret, tom yam along with their cangkuk manis side vege. 

8 best dinner spots in Miri every foodie should try - Meng Chai Seafood

Address: Ground Floor, 11A, Jalan Merbau, 98000 Miri, Sarawak. Tel: +60 16 878 1415
Opening hours: 5-11pm daily

Awang Mahyan

Awang Mahyan is a restaurant with several rows of hawker stands that is especially popular with local diners. Among the Malay food served here are Nasi Lalapan Ayam Panggang and their signature Mee Kolok. 

Awang Mahyan Cafe - Mee kolok special
Mee kolok Special

Address: Lot 1M Café, Jalan North Yu Seng, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily
$-$$, Halal

Yi Hah Hai Seafood

This is another seafood restaurant worth mentioning when in Miri. But before that, did you know that Yi Hah Hai in Cantonese actually means ‘fish, prawn and crab’? Yi Hah Hai offers a good seafood selection for dinner such as the creamy salted egg squid and steamed fish in soy sauce. Don’t forget to try their special tofu, served in a sweet and sour dipping.

Yi Hah Hai Seafood

Address: 897, 892, Jalan Pala, 98000 Miri, Sarawak. Tel: +60 16 872 6262
Opening hours: 10am-12am daily
$$-$$$, Pork-free

Taman Seroja

Taman Seroja is a food court that hosts many eateries. Popular amongst Muslim patrons, you can expect an array of Malay and even western dishes offered here like satay, ayam panggang (roasted chicken), soto johor and so much more!

Taman Seroja

Address: Taman Seroja, Jalan Brooke, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
Opening hours: From evening onwards till late night
$$, Halal


Kent’s Garden

Kent’s Garden offers a moderate selection of local and western cuisines in a relaxing homely atmosphere. Some menu to try out are their signature Kent’s Kueh Teow, Kent’s Assam Laksa or Chicken Chop, if you’re in the mood for some western flair. Pair your meal with their fresh kedondong or soursop juice. 

Kent’s Garden

Address: Lot 1058, Kampung Pengkalan Lutong, 98100, Miri, Sarawak. Tel: +60 12 883 3004
Opening hours: 5pm-12am (Monday-Saturday)
Closed on Sundays
$$$, Non-halal


Don’s Burger

An established name in the burger scene in Miri, Don’s Burger is the place to go for some good ol’ homemade burger. Whether you go for the hot-selling Dons Cheese Burger, Monyeng Style Burger, or Krispy Ganas S Fries, the homemade freshness of these Miri-based burgers will make you want more!

Don’s Burger at Pujut, Miri

Address: Jln Pujut 9B, Lutong, 98000 Miri, Sarawak. Tel: +60 17 854 0254
Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily
$$, Halal

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