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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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Pizza, European, Gastropub, Bar
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No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
606082235292
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Description: JAMBU is a unique boutique restaurant housed in a "Rajah Brooke"...
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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  • 11
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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
Chilled out place

Good place to hang out with friends for dinner. Good music and ambience. The tapas were tasty but I wished they had more selections for vegetarians / vegans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Navina T
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to hang out with friends for dinner. Good music and ambience. The tapas were tasty but I wished they had more selections for vegetarians / vegans.

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Thank Navina T
England
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jambu mainly serves western food which is done very well. It has a lovely atmosphere, staff are extremely friendly and I return here very often with friends. The pool table is free to use and a great addition. Will be back very soon to visit!

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Thank clare2901
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - fab. We are soon changing our menu and a more Asian inspired menu coming March time.... "Regulars specials" will be still available also.... Thanks once again for your review.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We haven't been to this restaurant for years, many things have changed . The dining hall was relocated and refurnished, love the food , the friendly British waiter and there was even a adorable friendly kitten, the red wine sizzling chicken was just out of this world , the tenderness of the chicken was perfectly enhanced by the savory taste... More 

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Thank BenjaminPauline047
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Great review and looking to seeing you again soon... We are constantly changing to keep up with trend and styles - quite difficult i must say, but we are trying hard. New additions will be a more "Asian"inspired menu and more pizza choices. We now also have "Jambu Residence" for guests to stay - but not yet on Tripadvisor -... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

the look of the plac is so nice. the place feel warm to the heart. the food just so tasty and have many type. come here with famiy also suitable. the drinks just so refresing and they serve the food nicely

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

Hi and thanks for your kind words.... To note that we are upgrading our parking lighting so a brighter entrance has been asked for - after Chinese New Year festival.... We also adding new and exciting juices - boost, energy and well being options... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A beautifully decorated restaurant n lounge, with a nice selection of tapas menu. The food is great and a great place to chill and relax too.

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Thank Aziey Yuuki A
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

I think you have said it all... hope other new guests try Jambu..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The extremely friendly atmosphere, ambient music, delicious food and helpful, welcoming staff made Jambu the Goldilocks place in Kuching. We really enjoyed the conversations we had with the staff who made us feel at home and the pizza and lamb shank we ate I would highly recommend! Bonus, there is a free pool table in the outside area which gave... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your amazing review. Looking forward to seeing you back at Jambu - p.s - get some pool practice in....lol.... More pizza options coming soon and an "asian menu" too..... Early March 2016.... We already added "BBQ" Pulled Lamb Pizza and Peking Duck Pizza.... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Jambu has been around for quite a few years. It renovated its pub/bistro area recently into a pub, restaurant and alfresco area and is fairly well decorated and rustic looking. It's operated by a British guy and his local Malay wife and offers friendly service - selections of food and drinks are average,so is the service. The night we were... More 

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

Hi Edgar, It is a real shame when a "local" figure can only post a complaint on the internet rather than speaking to us on the evening after or during the meal. In our eyes, the service was perfect - Dave, our restaurant manager personally served you, and i even took your profiteroles and coffee order. Upon leaving, you thanked... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I didn't get this place. V friendly staff. Resolutely Western menu, well cooked if expensive. Atmosphere like a stylish student pub. Nothing wrong with it if that's what you want, but not what I expected from reviews.

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

Thank you for taking time to send your review. We changed our dining layout from a classic old world charm dining hall to more of a funky feel, creating an open view concept where the bar and restaurant sit side by side. Stylish student pub could work as we have incorporated a modern decor and brought the outdoor space indoor.... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

Hi and thanks for your great review. Yep, we wrap up the Fajitas as we don't have alot of space on the tables for the extra crockery/containers. We will consider to try the way you like to wrap them yourself - thanks for the ideas.... Always learning.... Cheers now. More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank MarkSparrow
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 32 Crookshank Road | 93100, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 606082235292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7
  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Gastropub, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

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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