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.
Food was excellent staff were extremely friendly and attentive great value for money
The food at Jimbaran is always exceptional. After living in Indonesia for many years, I always come back to this restaurant as the flavours are so authentic. I love their Milk Fish...my favourite.
The food was beautiful and the service was spot on.The meat was succulent and the fish melted in your mouth. The dessert was exciting. Recommended