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“The place to be”

Jambu Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #50 of 566 Restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$7
Cuisines: Bar, Gastropub, Pizza, European
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Good for: Romantic
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
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.
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The place to be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Ray C
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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
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 chatting and great fun…. Terima Kasih banyak (thanks a lot)...
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

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 the table "tuak"

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1 Thank sammy747
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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
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 - and we also have opened the new garden terrace. Thank you once again.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

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

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank AshieddieIbrahim
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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
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….
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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing to shout about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

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 everything together. but i love the atmosphere and their resident cat (i think) is always on my lap (which is fine!)

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1 Thank lisanyee
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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
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 making it "fried" rather than grilled. Our other Chicken plate is Chicken Ratatouille which is oven baked wrapped over a Lemongrass Stalk - lovely…. We also have, on our Tapas menu, Chicken Boxing which is floured and definitely deep fried… Thank you for your review.
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
“Easy going bar/restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

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, tasty tapas and classic dishes, the burger was excellent, good beers and local rice wine too. Jambu gets the restaurant/bar mix perfectly and will my first stop off for food in Kuching if we ever return.

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Thank Tom1882
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borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
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 Residence) available for customers to stay over.
Look forward to seeing you again soon.
By the way, i misplaced your email - could you resend it to me so that i can add you to the fantasypremier legue.
All the best....
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