7/2/2014 ***** Al V. N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Where to start, how about the star of the eatery, "Jonathan." Jonathan greeted me moments upon entering Jinky's. He was genuinely polite and, "On the job!!" As I arrived during happy hour he related the specials, however, I had not eaten breakfast, and now six o'clock, the thought was consuming. Although a great pitch- I on the happy hour I ordered breakfast. Jonathan took my order and even convinced me without effort to have the tater tarts- awesome.
As I am sitting hear I can hear the lively employees singing along with the music- that was quite nice, a singing bartender has to be a happy bartender. Otherwise I'd probably overhear complaints with her coworkers on how unhappy she is...(voices travel). I heard singing! And she wasn't bad- I actually feel relaxed and want to take a nap if that says anything to her soothing voice. And watching Jonathan walk about, seemingly without rest attending to others in the restaurant says something about his work ethic and yet I was not left forgotten.
I was set on breakfast but their happy hour menu looks inviting with great pricing. All in all I must say that Jonathan took exceptional care of me and for that and the above observations, five stars are well deserved. I hope you get a raise in pay Jonathan because as employees go, you are an asset and your value doesn't go unnoticed, thank you Jonathan. First time waiting on me, but not the last-I will be back for happy hour. Now the food: Fresh, cooked as I requested, no mistakes in the order and down right delicious. My breakfast hit the spot! Thanks again Jonathan!
6/29/2014 ***** Audrianna R. Lake Forest, CA
You feel like you should only give it 3 or 4 stars just because it's more of a breakfast lunch casual place. But the food is spot on big portions fresh so I have to give it 5 stars. Love the chocolate chip pancakes. Its not on the menu but they make an awesome Bloody Mary with sake that packs a punch.
5/22/2014 ***** Jessica G. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA
Jinky's is great! Service is excellent--great waitress and good, relaxed vibe and we brought our giant mastiff along who was allowed to sit with us outside! I had the chicken curry sandwich with a mimosa (and was offered the bottomless mimosa option for only $15) and my husband had the loaded burger with sweet potato fries. We will definitely be back for the bottomless mimosas on a day off after a hike without the pup!
4/8/2014 **** Audrey N. Irvine, CA
In love with this Studio City spot because they do bottomless mimosa for $15/person!!! And you can sit outside in the patio. If you know me....I LOVE MIMOSA! =D I came here with my friends for a late lunch last Thursday. We had service was good, nothing went wrong there. =D
Artcha L. 4/6/2014 **** Charlottesville, VA
Had cravings for eggs benedict so I went there for brunch. I ordered it with lox because I was feeling adventurous that day. It was a great choice! So yummy. The staffs were very attentive. Will have to come back again to try their crepes.
3/21/2014 ***** Kate M. Los Angeles, CA
I love Jinky's Studio City! So fun and friendly, and they have TATER TOTS! And mimosas! Definitely a hangover greasy spoon spot, when I just want big servings and great service.
The eggs, sandwiches, TATERS, so good!
Shanee M. 3/16/2014 ***** Winnetka, CA
This place is great! The bananas foster pancakes are the best! A must try! My kids love the crepes. We have been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The menu is really extensive. So much to try but its really difficult for me to venture off their breakfast menu. Its so good! The staff has always been super nice too!
The decor of the cafe is really comfortable. It looks like a home. I love the flooring and the patio is really nice too. They have outdoor heaters that help if it gets a little cold outside.
Rosy H. 3/9/2014 ***** Los Angeles, CA
I have been coming to Jinky's for about two years now. It's very good! My fiancé and I always order the Jinky's favorite omelette with spicy Italian sausage and sometimes I add jalapeños or green peppers (depends on my mood) and we split that (big portions) along with the breakfast potatoes. We also order the Flaky French Toast and split that. Note that we split both at one sitting.. It's delicious! Coffee is good too. Service is good as well, nice friendly staff.
casualtraveler2011 12/31/2013 ***** Sacramento, California
Waiters can make the difference A lot of times, regardless of the food, if you have a good waiter/waitress, your meal is just better! We went for lunch last week and all three meals were good. They serve different variations of chilies, some much hotter than others. I supposedly had the mildest one and I found it quite spicy! The chicken curry salad sandwich was a little bland but the turkey and pesto sandwich on a ciabatta bread was so big, we took it home as a left over. The Kobe hamburger was delicious. They have a full bar. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. It a great neighborhood family restaurant.
Joe C. 12/15/2013 ***** STUDIO CITY, CA
GREAT FOOD! Reasonable prices! You cannot BEAT JINKY'S for breakfast or lunch. Great place for bringing your guests,and the service and attention by the staff is just EXCELLENT!. great to bring your friends who are into healthier food. JINKY'S ROCKS and everything about this restaurant is just AMAZING!
Monika B.12/3/2013 ***** West Hollywood, CA
went here for sunday brunching and were pleasantly surprised! we had a light breatfast...Alan's Favorite, coffee and bagel with tomatoes....everything was great! the server entered my order wrong so the wrong dish came out but I was happy how quickly they fixed it and made the correction...everything tasted fresh and although our server ordered wrong, she was super friendly and nice....great neighborhood spot!
Valerie Angela 11/10/2013 ***** Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
One of my favorite lunch spots. Try one of their delicious salads, like the Sherman Oaks Delight!
Yosh K. 7/13/2013 ***** Winnetka, CA
Finally made it into here after hearing such good things about it for the last few years. For a Saturday and breakfast time we got our table right as we walked in and were greeted with great customer service by a gentleman named Nick. We got our food quickly and were in food comas within minutes!!
Robert L. 7/10/2013 **** WOODLAND HLS, CA
Jinky's has one of the most creative and inviting menus I've ever seen for a breakfast/lunch spot. Their pumpkin pancakes are sooooo tasty! We order them as a side for everyone at our table to split if I don't order them as a main course. Whether you want to eat very heatlhy or fun sweet stuff, there's something here for you.
The only reason I gave Jinky's a 4-star rather than 5-star rating is the parking, which isn't as terrific as the food is. But don't let that keep you from visiting this oasis for breakfasts and brunches. The lunch menu looks good here, too.
A B. 4/14/2013 ***** West Hollywood, CA
My buddies and I come here on Sundays and the experience is amazing...everyone who works there can be summed up as The Dream Team.
Great environment, convenient parking, and just an all around great place to hang around with friends, watch some games, and enjoy the surroundings.
And the food is cost effective and delicious.
Jona X. 4/13/2013 **** N HOLLYWOOD, CA
The ambiance is casual and this would be a place to go with friends. The servers are nice and accommodating.
There is a wide variety and selection of foods----from crepes to omelettes to sandwiches, etc.
I'm glad there's a parking lot.
Erica L. 4/13/2013 **** Studio City, CA
Good reliable place for brunch. The menu is huge!
N. E. 4/4/2013 **** North Hollywood, CA
I've been wanting to go to place for awhile and finally did on Easter Sunday! Maria the customer rep was awesome. Good amount of food for the price, I had the pesto chicken pasta, which was tasty-could've had a bit more flavor, but overall I was satisfied. Our server was amazing as well, attentive and accommodating! I will definitely be back to try happy hour!!!!!
Nancy W. 4/4/2013 ***** North Hollywood, CA
I love that dogs are allowed. Maria your customer rep was extremely hospitable. The atmosphere relaxed. Great variety of food to choose from. Will become a regular customer.
Kristin J. 3/24/2013 **** N HOLLYWOOD, CA
I could eat here everyday!! Love the outdoor patio as well.
Cheryl B. 3/24/2013 ***** North Hollywood, CA
This is my favorite neighborhood breakfast place. And when I say breakfast I mean in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Because we all know that pancakes are good anytime of day. I almost always order the 2+2+2 with some kind of fancy pancakes. Chocolate chip being my favorite.
Service always come with a smile and the wait staff is super friendly. It's an easy place to meet friends and although it's not fancy schmacy inside or out, you are always guaranteed a good meal.
Leanna a. 3/12/2013 ***** Studio City, CA
Woohoo! as good as it gets..
Gian V. 3/11/2013 ***** Buena Park, CA
Packed house at 11AM on a Saturday is a good sign.
Service was really great and our server had some wit to him which made our late morning more entertaining. Food was really great. Every dish ordered from our group of 10 looked appetizing.
If you're fighting a hangover go for the pot of coffee and the hangover burger with tots. Definitely hits the spot. Great dark roast coffee, and that chipotle ketchup is amazing. Don't forget the tater tots on the side! Try that or the California... I can attest to those two at least but like i said... everything everyone ordered looked great.
They had ESPN on the TVs so I got a chance to see what I missed the day before and free wifi for those data conscious smartphone users. Huge plus!
Parking is a hassle since the lot is small so be patient or find it on the street if you can.
Dayna L. 3/6/2013 3/6/2013 ***** Marin, CA
4 of us recently enjoyed lunch at Jinky's. Their menu offer a tremendous variety that should be able to please almost anyone! We all enjoyed our meals with delightful and prompt service. Two thumbs up!
Jennifer S. 1/27/2013 **** Sherman Oaks, CA
Just came from here! I'm a huge fan of both valley locations. This one has a really hip vibe and best of all, a BAR! They have beer on tap, wine, and my personal fav, bottomless mimosas!
They boast the same great menu as the Sherman Oaks location, and the food is always fresh and fast. This location even has a nice extra large patio area for you sun worshipers! Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner... Everything is great here food wise..especially their wide variety of homemade chili. They even have vegetarian and vegan menu items! The only problem with both locations is parking. There are a few spaces, but once they're gone you're on your own so get there EARLY!
Emma d. 1/13/2013 **** Los Angeles, CA
The food was really good. I split the Chili Cheese Omelette and Cinnamon French Toast with a girlfriend of mine. FYI the omelette has a kick. It was good but a little too spicy for me. We also got the bottomless Mimosas.
It was crowded but didn't take long for a table of 5. The staff was friendly and attentive. I enjoyed myself. I will definitely go back.