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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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French, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro, Pasta
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No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
6082 235292
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Description: JAMBU is a unique boutique restaurant housed in a "Rajah Brooke" era...
JAMBU is a unique boutique restaurant housed in a "Rajah Brooke" era bungalow (1930's)surrounded by lush green gardens, ambient lighting, water features and our own private car parking area.Our menu focuses on "Modern Borneo Cuisine" - the flavours of Sarawak with a European twist and feel. We also offer an enticing selection of Tapas - both Spanish and Local Borneo.
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly place for tourists, expats and locals alike.

Small bar restaurant with outside terrace and pool table. Set in a bungalow with easy parking. Slightly out of the town centre but only 5 minutes by taxi. Friendly staff/owners reasonably quick service and nice food. Had well-made tasty chicken liver pate served with marmalade and plenty of fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Graham S
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Small bar restaurant with outside terrace and pool table. Set in a bungalow with easy parking. Slightly out of the town centre but only 5 minutes by taxi. Friendly staff/owners reasonably quick service and nice food. Had well-made tasty chicken liver pate served with marmalade and plenty of fresh sliced baguette. Main course was chicken fajitas but it was slightly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I visited Jambu a couple of times during our recent visit to Kuching. On both occasions the staff were very friendly and struck up conversations with us. We had some tasty cocktails as well as some rather nice food. In particular the beef meatballs and the spicy egg plant (or aubergine) were really good and well worth... More 

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hey Hi, A wonderful review - fantastic. We so happy you enjoyed the Tapas dinner and of course the cocktail drinks - especially the local rice wine... I'm sure you will back for another game of pool soon. Happy holidays and congratulations once again..... All the best, happy travelling.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First time to check on this place but its a bit late.wish to try out some food but only the bar is still available at the moment. Choose to try out Margarita.nice ambience n setup for couple n also for group.will check out the food in the next visit 😋

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review - look forward to serving you food next time. Our kitchen closes around 10.30pm for Mains and 11pm for Tapas.... Drinks til late...... Thanks again and see you soon.. More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

we spent a wonderful evening at Jambu's. the food and drinks were delicious. ask the staff for recommendations. we loved the interior design in particular, shows great attention to details. cool lounge music style. don't miss this place when visiting kuching.

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thanking you greatly for your kind review. We so happy you enjoyed your evening at JAMBU. Happy honeymooning..... It is now the month of RAMADHAM so we have a few "local" specials such as Sarawak Spicy Porridge, Nasi Goreng Kampong (Fried Rice with Village Chicken and Spicy Prawn) and also Oxtail Soup with White Rice - my favorite... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

loved the interior design, the superb and straight-forward food! good service too! the whole place has a chill-out atmosphere with good music! will come back!

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Fantastic review - now 2 great reviews in the past week... We are trying very hard to ensure quality, service and a nice experience for all guests. Thank you so much for liking Jambu.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, Jambu! Your party on 2 Apr 2015 was a smash! So glad to have been invited to celebrate the joyous occasion with you. As always – amazing ambience, fabulous food, charming crew and great guests. Ash, Chris and Adam, I'll be back! :-)

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

And thank you for being part of our 10th anniversary - not many restaurants have the passion and style to last 10 years..... See you back at Jambu soon for another party. Thanks so much for your support, as always. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant- lounge set in a colonial house amongst lush greens with lots of history. Loved the food, especially the pizzas and profiteroles dessert.. Friendly staff.. worth a visit.

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks Tilly - our love to you too. Soon (i hope soon) we will have the Jambu Residence open for guests to use - a 3 bedroom villa furnished in the Jambu style. Look forward to having you stay soon. More 

Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have known Chris and Ashfa the proprietors for years and they have steadily built the place up from what was basically a backpackers' dive to a casual but professional bistro operation. So we threw them a challenge for our daughter's 16th on 20th March. Guests numbered about 60 from the school friends to the parents and godparents and we... More 

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi and congratulations to Rebecca - sweet sixteen. Gosh - how time flies eh.... We were never a "Backpackers dive" - but anyway, many thanks for the kind review. Hopefully we can host Rebecca's 21st.....lol... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked after seeing their website and the review on Tripadvisor + the 2014 certificate of Excellency !!!! The restaurant website was last updated years ago. First, there is no wine list , and they serve only one type by the glass , it is from apparently from Spain , a tempranillo , that must be coming from China ,... More 

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We are extremely sorry that you had a poor experience at Jambu. Our waiter did mention that you didn't like the wine that was served and you then ordered beers which were finished I think because of the problem with the wine, the rest of the meal was a let down - i suppose. Our house wine is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Trip advisor has never steered me wrong before, which is why we were so surprised when we tried Jambu for dinner. The reviews spoke very well of the food, and ambiance- the ambiance was very nice indeed, but the food was a major let down. My boyfriend ordered a beef burger that was served looking like a giant meatball on... More 

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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Oh dear.... we really don't like reviews like this one... and we are very sorry, and sad, to hear that you found Jambu not to your liking. I can't explain the lack of taste and zero flavour ... as we use the same ingredients, same quantities, the same chefs to prepare and the same cooking times. We have many regular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 6082 235292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Bistro, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

JAMBU is a unique boutique restaurant housed in a "Rajah Brooke" era bungalow (1930's)surrounded by lush green gardens, ambient lighting, water features and our own private car parking area.Our menu focuses on "Modern Borneo Cuisine" - the flavours of Sarawak with a European twist and feel. We also offer an enticing selection of Tapas - both Spanish and Local Borneo.

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