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“Tasty Tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jah Bar

Jah Bar
Shop 7 | 9-15 Central Avenue, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
02 99774449
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Ranked #31 of 201 Restaurants in Manly
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bedminster, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Tasty Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Sitting out in the pretty garden area at the back of this bar in Manly in the mid afternoon you would never know you were close to the bustle of The Corso. If you are looking for tasty tapas and quality wine this is your place. The service is helpful and the lunch was leisurely and the experience restful. Just perfect.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“No place for a meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I started to worry when the empanadas came out...$16 for two tiny pastries. At least we got them, as 3 of the remaining 6 tapas never made it to the table. Might have been the loud music hampering the waitstaff's hearing. Then again it may have been the lack of English comprehension amongst the backpackers working there. Friendly, but hopeless. My recommendation would be to avoid the place or if somebody has invited you there to suggest to them just to sit at the bar and have a drink and a single tapas and then scamper off to a real restaurant for a decent meal.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excelente choice!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Excelent food, nice place, good attention! 100% recommended if you are in Manly beach. I recommend the croquets, ceviche, tacos and chorizo.

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Sydney, Australia
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great food, good atmosphere
A must if you are in Manly. We arrived on a Saturday night but were cheerfully accommodated.

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“Food to Die For”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A great restaurant and dining experience. Service was friendly and helpful. The chefs were chatty, equally informative, efficient and impressive as we watched from the tall chairs overlooking the kitchen. But if you prefer there are plenty of tables inside and more outside in the courtyard. Every dish is quality and presentation is awesome. The Ceviche is to die for and you can't go past the Sticky Chorizo for authentic Spanish tapas. Don't miss the wonderful Scallops and Pork Cheeks. And there are lots of vegetarian options as well.
A fun night with great food. What more could we ask for? Recommended and we'll go back and take some friends with us.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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