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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
6082 235292
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
honeymoon trip

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Katrin S
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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190 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 26 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
5 restaurant reviews
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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
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Address: No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082 235292
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
Cuisine: Bar, Tapas, Bistro, Pasta

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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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