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Richmond, VIC

4.3
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Eelynn Tan Aug 04, 2021
Service was really, really disappointing. I was hesitant to visit after reading reviews that service is not always great. However, decided to give it a go anyway and booked a table of 8 for my belated birthday celebration. We opted for the feed me menu but ended up leaving midway because the food took ages to come. My guests started getting upset and raised the issue with the wait staff thrice, only to be told that the kitchen is behind on getting orders out. We were there for 3 hours (7.30pm-10.30pm) and all we had were 3 entrees in the first hour and 2 tiny mains, which came out after waiting for 1.5 hours. During this long wait, no proactive attempts were made to apologize or check in on us on the ridiculous wait time. No snacks or light food were served to fill in the long wait time. What made matters worse is the fact that we were seated in front of the open kitchen. We watched the obvious lack of management in the kitchen - little sense of urgency despite an entire restaurant waiting for hours for food, no leadership / head chef delegating and driving productivity with even a chef wandering around despite the long list of unserved orders, and food was being prepared plate by plate as though no prep was done prior to service. We ended up calling it quits 5 dishes and 3 hours in as it was already 10.30pm and we were only midway through the feed me menu. We were also told that we should expect more wait time to complete the rest of the menu. In order to save my guests from further infuriation, hunger and unhappiness, we requested to only pay for the 5 dishes that were served and went to get fast food instead for we may have to wait till midnight for average food at a high cost. It is incredibly unlikely that any of the 8 of us would return or recommend this restaurant. See less
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Courtney Gaynor Jul 14, 2021
One of the best bottomless brunches in Melbourne. So much food and they top up drinks regularly. Staff are very friendly. See less
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Chris Brooks Jun 15, 2021
Pretty terrible experience for the bottomless brunch on the Saturday 12th for the 3pm sitting. 4 plates of food for over 2hrs between 6 people doesn't really constitute bottomless. Food was also very average. There was one waiter for about 10 big groups (50 people) so waiting for a drink took a while each time. Don't bother advertising a bottomless brunch if you literally aren't doing anything bottomless about it. I could get some overpriced food and a couple of beers for a lot less pretty much anywhere else in Melbourne. Takes some tips from somewhere like Morris Jones on how to do a bottomless and you might get some return customers. See less
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Rachael Angley Jun 14, 2021
Came here for dinner with friends and had the feed me menu. We booked indoors, but didn’t realise half the tables are high tables with stools - wish we had real chairs, or at least stools with back rests. No option to distinguish when booking, my partner said. Live music was a lovely surprise. Kingfish crackers, satay chicken, and the dessert were delicious. The fish cakes were a bit bland and soggy. So not a perfect feed me menu, but decent and will leave you full. Will come back for the bottomless brunch sometime. See less
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Ruthie Morris Mar 14, 2021
Such a great restaurant for ambiance, food and service! It was our first time eating at Jamu and we will definitely come back! Everyone loved it! See less
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Hello. imnikki Feb 20, 2021
Just some of the delicious food at Jamu from their Lunar New Year Menu, featuring dishes such as lobster bao, money bag dumplings with quail egg, truffle mushroom spring roll and much more. Flavours are on point, and execution is mostly faultless. If this is an indication of their other dishes, then it's definitely worth coming back for more. Absolutely in love with the cocktails too, how could I say no to Milo Martini? See less
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Sarah Courtney Jan 26, 2021
Had a set menu feed here with some girlfriends before Christmas. It was incredible. They catered for all of us despite opting for the set menu, with one being vegetarian, one pescatarian and one with no dietaries. The food was delicious, the service was good, and the ambience was perfect too. Would highly recommend. See less
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MelbFoodieMark Aug 05, 2020
Insta: melbfoodie_mark YT: MelbFoodieMark ** Check them out for more food reviews in Melbourne! - Jamu has been on my go-to list for a year and I finally got to go. Its name is inspired by the Malay word meaning 'to feast or to eat heartily' - which basically sums up my dining experience here :) Before I start, I really want to emphasize how amazing the service was. The guy who served us was very attentive, informative, and helpful thoughout the night letting us sample different wines and modifying Feed Me Menu for us to taste their best dishes #bigprops! $58 Feed Me Menu came with Freshly Shucked Oysters, King Fish Ceviche, Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, Fried Rice, Pork Hock, Grilled Greens and Coconut Sorbet. I personally loved King Fish Ceviche and Pork Hock. King fish ceviche went harmoniously together with its savoury chips. It had a hint of fresh citrusy kick to it which was refreshing. I can honestly eat this forever. Pork hock was HUGE but also delicious! It was roasted all around and had this crispy cracklin skin glazed with sweet sour sauce. Meat inside was so juicy and tender, literally melts in your mouth as soon as you put it in your mouth. You can tell that melted fat from the skin got infused into the meat making it more tender and succulent. It was absolutely intoxicating! Pro Tip: they are chaging their menu in a few weeks so make a reservation soon if you'd like to try their current selection! See less
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Tim Summers Sep 22, 2019
If I could give 6 stars for the food alone I would. When I'm back in Melbourne I'll come here and will recommend this place to all my friends in Melbourne. Every meals flavours complimented each other well. Very friendly staff who were accommodating and made the experience even better See less
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Sean Allen Jul 26, 2019
Fantastic experience. The staff were attentive and friendly while the food was flavoursome and very unique. Pretty standard Asian ingredients turned into dishes that are absolutely delicious. The papaya and jerky salad was incredible. I'll be coming back! See less
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Judy Kelly May 19, 2019
Breakfast this morning was very nice. Prices are a bit higher than most places around the Richmond area. The staf are friendly, helpful, in a modern ambiance, but a style yjat you can relax in to enjoy a longish breakfast. See less
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Josh Vergeer Apr 27, 2019
Our friends live above this place so we thought we would give it a try. It wasn't super busy for a Saturday night (but it really should be!). We only ordered three dishes, the cheeseburger spring rolls, the pork bao and the tomahawk steak. Everything tasted amazing. The spring rolls were cooked perfectly and it actually tasted like a cheeseburger. The pork and the bao was cooked perfectly and had a great combination of flavours. The tomahawk steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned exceptionally well with a great bernaise sauce to add on. The service was good, staff were friendly. Overall a great experience and one we will definitely revisit to try more of the menu. See less
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Alvin Wong Feb 11, 2019
If you’re ever stuck at what to order, or not sure about where to go, JAMU would be a great choice. The deco is great for family or a date. And the food is just fancy enough to be great and not pretentious. And if really can’t decide about what to order, just tell the chef to feed you. They have a great “feed me” option for $58 per person. We walked away so full and satisfied from the meal! See less
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Ali “Jeff” Jafari Feb 09, 2019
One of the best places you can go to in Melbourne for top of the shelf food and coffee. I sincerely hope it stays as perfect as it was the first time so I can enjoy going there time and time again. Have a look at my pics, the dishes are too beautiful to eat and they taste good enough to match the visuals! The outdoor seating looked great too even though we sat inside. We were there for a small birthday and they surprised all of us at the end with a small dessert and candle which was a nice touch too. We'll definitely visit soon... See less
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Matthew Murray Dec 10, 2017
Amazing food in a fantastic space. The flavours are big and interesting, and the service is excellent. Highly recommended! See less
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Does JAMU offer takeaway?

Yes, JAMU offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is JAMU located?

Its located at 1 Palmer St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

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1 Palmer St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
+61 431 261 221
Opening Days
JAMU is open 4 days a week ( Thursday to Sunday) and closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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