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Jah Bar

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9-15 Central Ave | Shop 7, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 4449
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great menu with a fantastic selection of tapas to choose from. Have been to both the manly and dee why restaurants and the food is excellent at both. The choice is amazing and oh so tasty. Tried the white sangria which was magic. Will definitely keep going back

Thank gspicoli67
Brunswick Heads, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visit Jar Bar Manly each time we travel to Sydney!! Every few months.! It's a must do for us and catch ups with Northern Beaches family & friends. Living in Noosa and Byron Bay, the past 8years, has spoilt us in terms of fab restaurants, organic local produce and huge variety of cuisine... the meals I have shared with... More 

Thank kellieseas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had the most incredible time here. Amazing service and delicious cuisine go hand in hand. We went with a bunch of friends and had a great night. The host had an extensive knowledge of the world in general, let alone the exciting menu (if in doubt take her advice). The flavoursome cuisine that was accompanied by cocktails and wine was... More 

Thank DylanThompson
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

First time back in a while and my hubby and I were not disappointed. It still has a great atmosphere and the food and cocktails were as delicious as ever. Our very friendly and helpful waitress offered some great suggestions of which tapas to try…two of which were the fish tacos & seafood paella, they were soooooo good. Look forward... More 

Thank Vlssharp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Such great food, an amazing blend of modern and traditional, very creative menu. A great selection of imported wines and mezcal, try the "Ilegal" one they recommended, it was very smooth. We had the paella and sangria, if you like a real Spanish paella, they do it right with just the right amount of stickiness to the plate you'd get... More 

Thank Jeremy M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place is almost a fraud; below average foods, which are no where near authentic Spanish meals, at ridiculously high prices. To top it up, they also offer almost insulting service. We tried 5 different tapas and mains, none of which tasted any special; yet we got charged like a top class fancy restaurant in a five star hotel! I... More 

Thank Afkaz
Colin B, Owner at Jah Bar, responded to this review

Hi Afkaz, I am sorry to hear that you had such a horrible time in Jah Bar Manly and nothing seemed to be up to standard both with the food and service. We pride ourselves on quality fresh produce at reasonable prices and our manager is constantly on top of training our service staff. Our reviews are normally positive and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Service is great, very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We chose tapas and a paella to share, tapas were lovely but the paella wasn't very tasty and half of it was stuck hard to the dish it was cooked in.

Thank Amy_K_SS
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Tasty tapas and sangria in a garden courtyard. Great flavours and friendly service. A great place to take your time enjoying good company

Thank Narelle C
Level Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great little restaurant with a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere somewhat hidden in the back streets of Manly. As has been the trend in those parts, the best places to eat and drink tend to be hidden away and Jah Bar is a prime example of that. It's well worth taking a short trip down the side street for... More 

Thank marzup
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend, and were pleased that the restaurant felt like a real tapas bar. Maybe it was us getting it wrong, but we thought it was going to be a traditional tapas bar, however the menu was a hybrid of Mexican, Mediterranean, and a few Spanish tapas. We ordered the traditional sounding dishes-chorizo, king... More 

Thank SimonandHayley D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 21
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-15 Central Ave | Shop 7, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 4449

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?