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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
6082 235292
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Ranked #11 of 334 restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Bistro, Pasta
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You'll get a personal touch here from the owner and his staff. They play hip listenable jazz and lounge music and no Kenny G! The food was the best out of the three places we had dinner including Hilton buffet, and James Brooke Bistro. I had several tapas, my wife had the Thai beef salad, our picky kids found a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great ambience & service. Located in a colonial building and with lots of effort in decoration. My group arrived around 730pm on a Friday night. Only a few foreigners sitting around the bar, got me a bit worried with my dinner. However, food proved to be good. We ordered some tapas and a salad to share before main course. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a place with great atmosphere, outstanding hosts - Ash and Chris, good menu and excellent food, this is it. Having searched Kuching for somewhere a bit special, we decided that Jambu fitted the bill and we weren't disappointed.

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Ermenonville, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We went on an evening around 7 pm and we were the only customers apart of a drunk couple of British. The place's decoration is old fashion and the menu not as we expected neither. The only good point was the wine.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Jambu is a very friendly bar and restaurant, where you can have a casual beer and tapas or have a 'proper' dinner. If there's around 6-10 people in your group, I recommend you ask for the Red room, private dining.

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

Hi and thanks…. Unfortunately the red room has gone now, we are converting the old restaurant into a 3 bedroom villa for rentals - called "Jambu Residence" - should be ready by end April…. But not to get disappointed, the new garden terrace is open with a pool table for hustlers to take there turns…. yet another space for happy... More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Order the tenderloin or the sizzling plates very nicely done great place good western style choices and loke the local brown rice tgey serve very nice place on the inside dont be scared off by the outside food is very good and prices are reasonable for the type of food. Also suggest the local rice wine for 30rm bottle for... More

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

Thank you for your review, very happy that you enjoyed Jambu. I also love the steaks, especially the tenderloin - 200grams of succulent australian prime tenderloin beef served with creamy potato cakes and blue cheese sauce - it doesn't get much better if you love steak. We are now upgrading the exterior garden lighting to make it much brighter -... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Friendly staff... Nice embiance... Good food... I love how the owner decorate the restaurant.... Loving it

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

Thanks for loving the "Jambu Style". Accents and items from all over the world. Don't think anywhere in the world is the same as Jambu. We have a new garden terrace that is open, but not fully finished - but will be soon - waiting for the Italian wood fired pizza oven to arrive. Exciting….. Thank you…. More

York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

perhaps it is the lack of restaurants like this in Kuching, dont get me wrong. i love the ambience but it was a little overpriced for small portions of food. i ordered the grilled chicken but the chicken seem to be deep fried instead of grilled. my spouse ordered a cheeseburger and the bread was too soft - didnt hold... More

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

Thank you for your review and we take it very seriously when "we" are not on top form. We have discussed the burger bun issue and sourced a new type of bun. As for the grilled chicken, i think it must have been sizzling chicken chop - which is panfried (lightly) and served on a very hot sizzling plate thus... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this place, with great food, welcoming atmosphere and a great bunch of locals and expats. Chris, the owner from the UK, and his partner were great hosts, giving us some really useful tips on stuff to do in Kuching and letting us watch the Spurs on the TV! The food is a nice mix of well prepared,... More

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

Hi Tom, Many thanks for review and kind words. We are always trying to improve on quality, service and overall dining experience. We have alot of knowledge on the local areas and now setting up a small tour operation called jambu journeys to cater for independant travellers visiting Kuching. From January we will have 3 guest rooms at Jambu (Jambu... More

Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I can recommend this place all day long. Chris, Ash and the team are always very welcoming and friendly, there is always a great vibe and the design and decor is awesome with lots of cool artwork and furniture, The food here is of a very high standard with plenty of choices to suit everybody, The prices are very reasonable... More

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

Hi, Thanks for your review - much appreciated. We spend alot of effort and time ensuring Jambu is at its best for our guests. We have to maintain our high standards always. We are at present redesigning our toilet areas and making 3 guest rooms for guests to stay. We are really looking forward to 2014. Thanks once again for... More

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