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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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Bar, 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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  • 9
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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
Borneo Restaurant Revisited

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
TillyMLH
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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2 reviews
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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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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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you ever happen to visit East Malaysia / Sarawak / Kuching, jump by at JAMBU Restaurant & Lounge. You will find a place of your convenience, either at the bar or in the backyard. Excellent food and drinks what ever you're looking for. And if you like to party, stay a bit longer and for sure you will have... More 

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

Thanks for your review - kind words..... More 

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The interior set-up of this restaurant presents a warm atmosphere and ambience for those looking for fine western food and good dining venue. One can go to the lounge which is located at the other end of the restaurant for some ice-cold beer or wine, and have a wonderful gathering with friends there.

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

Thanks for your review. We now have a great outdoor covered garden area where you can relax and enjoy nice evenings. Our bar and restaurant is also "Non Smoking". Thanks again for taking time to send a nice review. More 

Kuching, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Great food, cozy place, just perfect for hanging out. Tried out a few dishes which I couldn't recall but went back with happy stomach. I would recommend this place.

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

Great review - many thanks. We happy that enjoyed our restaurant. We have now trimmed down and refined our menu - perfect Tapas, great Pizza's, fantastic Mains and simple Desserts. We also have a cool Cocktail and Mocktail drinks menu...... Kind regards..... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the best place to be if all you want is great food, scratch that, I meant amazing food, good company, great environment, amazing people and basically the best of everything you can hope for. Jambu is just the best out of the rest. The best part is, the owners are never satisfied with perfect and always tend to... More 

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

Fantastic review - many thanks... Yes, we try very hard to maintain our good standards.... and always looking to improve further.... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for this fine establishment, be prepared to be looking for a colonial house at a corner of Kuching's high rent neighborhood of Bampfylde. Situated at where Crookshank and Bampfylfe Roads meet, the property is hard to miss if one is on the lookout for orbs of white lights floating above the fencing. If they are glowing,... More 

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

We love your review - many thanks.... Yes - Tequila is our mascot - a local bred doggie - she will not bite, but will lick you to death...GiGi is the soul of Jambu - our "house cat" - watch out - she may steal your warm comfy seat.... Great review -our thanks..... 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: Bar, 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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