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Jambu Restaurant and Lounge

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Gastropub, Pizza, European
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No. 32 Jalan Crookshank | 93100, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

First impression-unique restaurant tuck away along Bampfylde Road. Around a 20 minutes stroll from my hotel (Crown Plaza). Being a food addict, I am keen to try out Western Cuisine in Kuching. Lightings were nice and restaurant empty on first sight. Clear sky and visible stars to enjoy dinner. Was expecting more patrons at 7pm. My friend went for the... More 

1 Thank jimmychris2pher
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited this restaurant a few weeks ago. Friendly staff, but mediocre food. Nothing to shout about. Limited wine selection. Quite far from centre of town (we stayed at Hilton hotel) so unless you are around that residential area, I probably wouldn't bother

4 Thank joenong61
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 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.

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. We have recently "fogged" the area for mosquitoes. Certain times of the year there are more, sometimes less. We do put mosquitoes coils out daily at the outdoor terrace. The inside restaurant doesn't seem to be affected - maybe try the inside space next visit. Kind regards. More 

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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 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 

1 Thank molly_cher62
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Jambu. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards. More 

Hong Kong
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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 

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

Hi, Thanks for your kind words - much appreciated. Hope to serve you again soon. Kind regards. More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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

2 Thank Geoffrey L
borneosarawak, Owner at Jambu Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Reviewer, We have changed the main dining area location to an extended terrace area. Fully air conditioned, better facilities and a garden terrace with fans. Sorry it wasn't to your style. Regards. More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank ErictheViking1805
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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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 

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 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 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 

Thank floleang
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Gastropub, Pizza, European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 32 Jalan Crookshank | 93100, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
  • Phone Number: 606082235292
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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