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Bistro Jinja

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12 The Entrance Road | Azzurro Blu Wharf, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 43334999
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the water. Staff were very nice and helpful. Enjoyed lunch with family. Food was fantastic with large portions and it was hot and tasty.

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The Entrance, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is always fresh and tasty. Plenty of variety Great view and location Staff always friendly. Highly recommended

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Thank Todd Paul J
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, very good menu, well-presented food, great location. Arrived one very hot Sunday afternoon with wife and two friends. We were seated at a table which allowed us to receive a breeze from the lake. Perfect. We ordered the Crispy Pork Rolls, Snapper with Basil, Stuffed Squid, and Pepper Beef. All meals were really tasty with distinct contrasts between... More 

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1 Thank Richard T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was busy and we could only get a table inside. We had the Thai Beef Salad, Fish Red Curry and Pad Thai. It was all fantastic. Will definitely come back again.

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Thank Brett M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are so glad we decided to eat at Bistro Jinja, The meals were delicious, the service was friendly and fast. The location was perfect looking over The Entrance channel. We sat outside as it was a balmy night. we are looking forward to eating there again.

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Thank Bronwyn L
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't booked but gave us a table near the walkway outside and was limited to eating and to leave by 7:30pm on a Friday night. We weren't advised of the special menu on the blackboard but every other table was told. The food and drinks came together and within reasonable timing. But the Mee Goreng was not as expected... More 

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Thank Philip D
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Bistro Jinja in mid-January 2017 with my family and another family and all 8 of us were super-impressed. We hadn't booked, and so the only table to accommodate all of us was inside. However, it was one of those really hot & steamy summer evenings, so we were disappointed not to be outside where we could catch... More 

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1 Thank Belinda M
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As soon as you walk it smells like Bali . Lovely tasty food . Authentic Nasi goreng and Mi goreng. The meals are quite large and the service was fantastic. The restaurant is on the warf at the entrance so can watch all the water activity while you eat . I highly recommend this restaurant it's a great place to... More 

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Thank Leanne J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Probably the best hokkien noodle with scallops I have ever eaten, Great service and everybody enjoyed their meals. Will definitely return.

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The Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Good food,good ambience right on the waters edge.for some reason we don't go here enough. Food is always good and location is great. 4 of us went and all 4 of us loved our dishes. Will definitely have to go more often. Service was good and smiling happy staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Entrance Road | Azzurro Blu Wharf, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 43334999
Description
Relaxed waterfront dining offering a selection of Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese dishes together with some Australian bistro classics.
Fully Licenced, BYO wines welcome (corkage fee applies)

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Yattalunga
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?