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“Spectacular view with great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Jinja

Bistro Jinja
12 The Entrance Road | Azzurro Blu Wharf, The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
+61 43334999
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Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in The Entrance
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Australian, Pan-Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Relaxed waterfront dining offering a selection of Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese dishes together with some Australian bistro classics. Fully Licenced, BYO wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
Central Coast, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular view with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had wandered around and looked at a few restaurant menus near the waterfront before choosing this one. We dined during the week and our lunchtime meals were between $10&14.Our orders were a satay burger which was melt in your mouth and a chicken salad with crunchy noodles.It had sweet chilli and was not hot at all which was a relief for me, and they catered to my gluten free needs without hesitation, which I find is still not the case in most places.My salad was nice and so plentiful I still wasn't hungry at dinner time. Our waitresses were flat out in the busy period but very efficient and friendly in serving us. The food took about half hour to come, which was understandable with the amount of people that were there. A popular spot with the views being spectacular, right on the water. You can dine inside, or outside surrounded by glass to keep the breeze to a minimum, or right on the verandah in the breeze with umbrellas for shade. Can't say enough about the value for money. Where would you get a good meal and views for that price in Sydney! We will be back for sure!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Berkeley Vale, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cafe style/Restaurant Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Lovely location on the waterfront at The Entrance. Cafe style atmosphere, restaurant quality food in some areas. Pleasant staff. Some items on the menu where over priced, but in general it was reasonable value. Would visit again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Terrigal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“lovely unpretentious cafe/restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Great service, great view and the food is always spot on. The Asian dishes are a bit more interesting and tastier than what you find on the rest of the coast, but also caters for those less adventurous diners.

Visited December 2013
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Shelly Beach, Australia
2 reviews
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“Lucky for the view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Average and disorganised. Waitress had no idea what was on menu. Food ok. Waited too long to be served and then too long for food. View is great.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Consistently Magnificent Location and Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have returned to The Entrance and once again (our fifth visit over the past 12 months) and have enjoyed immensely this wonderful location for an evening meal with excellent, great food and very friendly service.

We have noted the continuous changes in the 'black board' selection, and on every occasion, we have been very pleased with the quality of what we have ordered. The wine selection, whilst limited in range, is quite acceptable and the cost per glass is very reasonable.

Bistro Jinja is best enjoyed in the evening because of the outlook, ambience and experience of dining in a location where you can also enjoy watching the wildlife.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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