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|Address:||5-7 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BA|
|Tel:||020 7925 2402|
|Price: £27.00||Wine: £12.50||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
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There’s no shortage of Asian restaurants in London but there aren’t many which have a good selection of Malaysian dishes. This is where Jom Makan fits in; a mid priced chain which offers a great introduction to Malaysian food.
Although the reviews do vary, we weren’t disappointed by our visit last week and the meal was definitely above average. With a Taste London card (50% off food), the bill came to a little over £10 a head. The decor is modern and spacious and the restaurant was refreshingly quiet (a noticeable lack of background music) with friendly and attentive service. Unlike some of the other mid priced “fast food” chains, we didn’t feel at all rushed.
We enjoyed everything we ate but there were hits and misses. For example, the chicken satay came with a lovely dipping sauce, but the meat was a little chewy. Particularly outstanding was the Nasi Goreng with beef and crispy fried anchovies and although we enjoyed the chargrilled beef ‘mingdan’, it could have been hotter upon arrival.
There’s definitely room for improvement at Jom Makan but I would be tempted to return soon, even if just to try some of the other dishes on the menu.