Sydney’s award-winning Jimbaran effortlessly captures the colourful culture of Indonesia in beautifully presented dishes drawn from across the archipelago, meticulously prepared using traditional techniques. The Randwick restaurant itself manages to evoke the famous Balinese bay, Jimbaran’s namesake, with artwork and decor conjuring long sunsets spent savouring the finest Indonesian cuisine. Jimbaran’s warm and inviting premises along Avoca Street offer the perfect solution for those looking to host a private dining event – indeed, the set banquet menus on offer here are an ideal way to explore the vibrant world of Indonesian food.
Jimbaran is a critically-acclaimed Indonesian restaurant in Sydney that has quietly built a reputation since opening its doors in Randwick in 2003 as a place where some of the finest Indonesian and Balinese cuisine in the city can be found. Jimbaran is a family-run affair, and it’s incredible to note that Alina Lucas (joining her husband Christanto Lie) is a self-taught chef – it’s Lucas, in her role as head chef (she is joined in their Avoca Street kitchen by her nephew Oly Lucas), who is responsible for the carefully curated menu of fine Indonesian fare on offer here. The recipes are diverse, representing various authentic Indonesian regional cuisines, with many considerately tweaked to cater to contemporary palates.
Jimbaran’s a la carte menu has incredible scope, and its tantalising to know that repeat visits to what many consider one of Sydney’s best Indonesian restaurants has the potential to be exciting and rewarding each and every time. Best to note then, that Jimbaran’s Randwick restaurant has relatively restricted sittings. Dinner reservations are open between 6pm and 9pm Tuesday through Sunday, while lunch is only available for group bookings on Sundays. Book in a banquet down Avoca Street for 15 to 20 people to really see how Jimbaran’s deserves its peerless reputation. The most lavish banquet menu includes entrees such as traditional lumpia goreng udang (prawn spring rolls), mains like ikan pesmol (sweet and sour whole snapper), ayam sereh (lemongrass chicken), the classic gado-gado and plenty of nasi, naturally. If you’re seeking the best Indonesian, Jimbaran’s culinary credentials are impeccable.
Fantastic food and very friendly helpful staff. The meanie was extensive, and as I don’t really know Indonesian food that well the staff were very helpful in choosing the right dishes!!
We eat a Jimbaran every few months we love it. Great value great service, food is very fresh and with loads of Indonesian flavour. Not a restaurant to be missed
Good food, lovely staff. Couldn't fault it. We picked a couple of dishes and then let the staff choose the rest. Definately a good way to go. We stayed after they closed and never felt rushed or pressured.
Always amazing food and attentive service . I've been here many times and it's always the best. Food quality and choice is fantastic . Recommend this place
Food and service were excellent. We have been many times to Jimbaran and it is always good. Our favorite dish is Beef Rendang, but every dish is full of flavor.
The beef rendant is our go to dish but everything on the menu is delicious. I recommend this as a favourite Randwick local restaurant. Bookings are best done by direct phone to the restaurant.
The online booking was convenient and easy. The food was delicious. Service was excellent, friendly and polite. Parking is easy and we will go back and certainly recommend it to others.
The seafood platter was so spicy it was painful despite not being advertised as especially hot. The beef rendang was great and the price is good Service a bit spotty, even slow trying to get bill paid Overall ok. Will go back
The food is brilliant. Staff friendly and attentive. Happy to have children. Lovely restaurant and a nice experience. Will come again next time we are in Sydney.
Excellent food and nice ambience , wish it has indinesian drinks too .. but overall i am very very happy .. worth the money too