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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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No. 32 Jalan Crookshank | 93100, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
606082235292
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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked everything we ordered (especially the nachos, which is a rare find in Kuching) when we tried this artfully set place. We could not enjoy our food though because of the mosquitoes. We were all getting bitten left, right, up & down. Hope they mosquito-proof the place.

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Thank Jutisha
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a booking through a lady on the phone for a 7pm dinner. When we arrived we asked for our table but the gentleman there said no booking was necessary and we could sit anywhere we wanted. Luckily ample tables were available. Was delighted with the beautiful deco and soothing music. We gave our orders of 2 sizzling sirloin steaks,... More 

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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

After 5 days of malaysian food during our stay in Kuching, we decided to try something different. As we both love pizza, we decided to try "Jambu"! We found this restaurant on the internet and I am so happy that we came here for dinner. Jambu is a lovely, modern, cozy place (restaurant and lounge/bar) with great western food, such... More 

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Thank Sabine H
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Was setting in a traditional malay house but now moved to the "helper's room"... Not comfortable at all...

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Kuching, Malaysia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Jambu is a relaxed place with a wrap around bar. Friendly owners who are always in for a chat. Food is nice and service is fine. It's a nice place to go and hang with your friends or have a cozy dinner with your spouse. All good.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words - much appreciated. We are so happy that you liked Jambu. We designed the bar area so that all guests sitting at the bar can chit chat. Our dining spaces are open concept and very easy to see the full surround of the restaurant from inside to the outdoor terrace. We have now... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The place is lovely with authentic western and local dishes...Got a bar and outdoor seating .....I was here with friends to celebrate our Christmas. We never thought it would be so expensive for kids...Anyway, we shared the food and we all happy with the food served. A good experience with friends that go on budget....so we tried to go along... More 

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

Jambu is a neighbourhood restaurant and we always welcome families with kids. Sharing dishes is a great way to enjoy dinner.... Recently we added more pizzas options, pasta dishes and many salads to choose from - you can always ask for your favourite dish... we can create for you. We now have "mini burgers" and "9 inch pizzas" - great... More 

harpenden
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The food was great, local or western, which suited parents and kids! My daughter liked stroking their pet dog, cats and watching the resident gecko. Worth a taxi ride

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Thank amywilson101
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your great review - Jambu sounds like a "pet restaurant"......LOL... Jambu is very kids/children friendly and so happy you enjoyed Jambu. Our house dog - Tequila, our house cats - Ginger and GiGi and not sure the name of the pet Geko - perhaps Doris.... all say hi too.... Hope you all had a lovely holiday and... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We booked a table for 7 on 17 June for dinner. This was a great place with a laid back, rustic environment. When I booked the place, Chris the owner was so thoughtful and send an image of the table to me as I have never dined there before. On the evening itself, Chris and his staff was warm, friendly... More 

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

Hi Florence, Thank you so much for your review - it goes along way and we are so happy you had a great evening and dinner at Jambu. Look forward to seeing you all again soon. P.S - So sorry about the extra waiting time but we try to have all dishes going out at the same time - needs... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this! Love this mix of authentic malaysian dishes, english and Mediterranean but all done really well. Lovely staff! Would def recommend!

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

Thanks for your kind reveiw. We have changed our menu slightly, adding some classic local dishes and more pizza options. The "sweet and sour seabass" and the "chilli beef ribs" are now starting to become favourites. Thanks again - much appreciated. More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

A great place for a dinner with very good chic ambience and music. The western food served here are well above average. Quality and freshness of the beef are definitely certain. A ideal place to dine and entertain friends with a very impressive interior decor. Prices on the food menu are within expectation and no hidden surprises.

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Thank CityFolks777
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

We are trying hard to maintain our standards and ensuring that our quality is top notch. We personally go to pick up our meats (Tenderloin/Sirloin/Lamb/Chicken) and seafood (Salmon /Seabass/Prawn). Our head chef runs daily to the market to source the fresh vegetables that we offer. We are also trying to use as much of the local vegetables that are available... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7
Cuisine
Bar, Gastropub, Pizza, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 32 Jalan Crookshank | 93100, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 606082235292
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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