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  • Jam Asian Kitchen Martini & Wine Bar

  • 3.5 stars
    (45 reviews, average rating: 3.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Wine Bar
  • (905) 842-1196
  • 221 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON L6J 1H7
  • Neighbourhoods: Old Oakville, Southeast Oakville
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$$$ ($26-$60)
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ChrisT
43 Reviews
2012/02/26
  • Time to change the grease
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Went in for a couple drinks and tapas with friends. The first thing I noticed was the overpowering smell of old kitchen grease. It was disgusting and it filled the whole place.

    We ordered a few plates of tapas and they were all tiny and cold. The prices were way high too for what you get.

    We left after only one round of drinks and I could still smell the grease smell on my jacket and clothes the next day.

    I found out that Jam is owned by the same people who own Colossus next door. Little surprise seeing as Colossus has gone downhill.

  • Order: Drinks, Tapas
 
Noshing
9 Reviews
2011/10/22
  • I'm deaf!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I have been coming here for a long time. Iike the food and the martini's. BUT you cannot have conversation of any type! THe music is being continually turned up and is constantly thumping. My friends and I are in our mid 30's so not quite over the hill yet-but it is rather enjoyable to be able to meet with friends for a drink/dinner and chat. You cannot do the latter here!

    Too bad.
    Try Corks down the street.

  • Order: Martinis only
 
AntoniaViolett
1 Review
2011/08/17
  • Awful Experience
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 6
  • Took 1hr 15 mins for the food to be ready. There was one cook in the kitchen, who did not do a good job. I ordered the red curry chicken which was flavourless and the chicken's exterior was hardened- as if it was sitting out for a while. The $12 tempura appetizer was disgusting. The shrimp tasted so fishy (in a bad way), as if it had not been washed. The shrimp and veggies were just deep fried- they were not even tempura. The rest of the group was not satisfied either, other than two people who ordered the pad thai. By the time the food finally came out we were ready to leave. Refills never happened, there were no apologies when I asked what was going on. We felt neglected. None of the staff looked happy to be there and could care less whether people were satisfied. Awful awful... My poor sister, she chose this place for her birthday.

  • Order: Red Curry Chicken and Tempura
 
StephanieB
4 Reviews
2010/11/17
  • Fun Times!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Went here for a friends birthday and was not disappointed! The martini list is by far the best I have ever seen and the little tappa type appetizers we ordered hit the spot.
    The service was slow, but didn't really stick out in my memory. If I am in Oakville again I will definitely revisit this restuarant!

  • Order: Martinis (green apple, sour patch kids, tangerine, chocolate, etc.), assorted appetizers - all delicious!
 
ArgiP
1 Review
2010/08/22
  • Hidden Gem in Oakville
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I decided to spend the afternoon in Oakville and have an early dinner at Jam Restaurant. A few friends from TO had recently been there for lunch and raved about the food and atmosphere so I decided to check it out for myself. Upon entering I was greeted by a very friendly server who quickly sat me down and told me about their $5 dollar martini special. I was pleasantly suprised to not only pay less than half the price for a typical martini here in Toronto but to see such variety in their selection for both food and drinks. I ordered the volcano salad to start followed by their spicy tuna roll and pork stir fry. Had I known their portions were so abundant I wouldve stuck with 2 dishes. I have no regrets because all of the above were EXCELLENT! With every bite of the salad came an explosion of tastes- pesto, multicoured tomatoes, goat cheese, avocado etc. THE BEST SALAD EVER! I was given at least 6-8 tuna bites, rolled onto individual spoons on a plate- very unique presentation and taste! Finally my pork stir fry came heaping on a plate. Needless to say I had to take some home but every single plate was delicious! I passed on my compliments to the chef! The decor was very tasteful and the service was superb! The bartender looked like he was having tons of fun mixing up the martinis :) I will definitely be back with friends and will recommend this place to anyone looking for an amazing food experience.

  • Order: Volcano Salad, Spicy Tuna Roll, Pork Stir Fry
 
Trisha
2008/10/01
  • DATE NIGHT!!!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • What can I say food great, service great, place great, what happened after priceless!!! Go and enjoy your self.

  • Order: kamikazee beef tenderlion, pad thai and some sus
 
chesley
2008/09/06
  • WOW
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 8
  • Everything was great even the guys in the kitchen seem to have fun.The food was out standing and I love the crazy martini's I would say that this place is my top three and I can't wait to book my staff xmas party here.
    THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL TIME.

  • Order: coconut shrimp,features,and sushi
 
fallan
2008/09/05
  • what a spot
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • I really enjoyed the food presentation was amazing and the taste was great I could tell the server was new but she was always smiling and seem to like where she was. The drinks where really nice and had big flavour we we'll be back as soon as possible.I did read some of the other reviews and I share nothing in common with these people but I hope they asked to speak to a manager or owner because I was tolled that the owner is very good at making your trip there a good one also when you wright a review try to be smart about it don't review like a six year old!!!

  • Order: caterpillar roll,spicy tuna roll,lamb curry, pad thai, ect!
 
Awful
2008/08/20
  • Food was ok, but service was just pathetic
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I went to Jam the other night for fun with some friends, we have never felt so disgusted. We were made to wait at the door for the longest time and no one even acknowledged us, until finally I walked over the one of the girls and said something. We eventually got a table and of course it was busy but not as busy as it has been when Ive gone before. Our food was ok, probably the highlight of the night, but the service and the attitude that the servers gave us was just pathetic. People go there for fun and to enjoy themselves out with friends or family and I just didnt see that happening at all. It was just unbelievable and I will never return to Jam and I will definitely tell my friends and family not to return.

  • Order: Main meals, drinks, and appetizers
 
Agatha
2008/08/20
  • HORRIBLE
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • I went the other day for a lunch with some friends, the food was horrible, service was horrible and it wasnt even busy there was one waitress and she had no idea what she was doing. She was slow to take out order and make our drinks. I am never going to be returning to Jam.

  • Order: sushi
 
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