6/19/2015 ***** Jasberry H. North Hollywood, CA
Love this place. Large patio seating. Fresh chillis. The Boston turkey is my fave with the home fries. Fresh salads, friendly service.
6/17/2015 **** Steph C. Los Angeles, CA
Matt B. and I came with three human friends and two dogs for brunch at Jinky's in Studio City. We were looking for a low-hassle, dog-friendly, liquor-licensed spot in this part of the valley, and Jinky's checked all those boxes. We faced a short wait for a spot on the patio, but nothing unwarranted. There were dogs everywhere, which was great for us. The patio was lively and comfortable, a nice spot for a relaxing, boozy brunch.
Our waiter was pleasant and helpful--the Jinky's menu is pretty bulky, so he had to explain a few things for us, mostly which breakfasts were the best breakfasts, which chilis were the best chilis. We started off with our brunch drinks. I had a bloody mary, which came nice and spicy, garnished with olives. A couple of us got bottomless mimosas, which seemed like a good idea.
The menu was huge, the kind of menu that you can't read from cover to cover in any reasonable amount of time. The breakfast specialties came first and I stuck with that page, especially once it put me in the mood for some chili. My friend Sergio P. and I set up a little chili share--I ordered the huevos chili with El Paso chili, and he ordered the chili jumble with Himalayan beef chili. (The chilis rotate, so ask your server what's on offer.) The huevos chili was a satisfying breakfast dish, riffing off huevos rancheros. It came with three over-medium eggs on warm corn tortillas topped with choice of chili and cheddar cheese, served with Jinky's potatoes. Everything mixed together into a hot, lovely mess, with a ton of texture and flavor to go around.
The El Paso chili was meaty and rich--lean bacon simmered with red chilies, black pepper, roasted cumin, and beef stock. The potatoes were also quite good, soft but firm home fries, very well seasoned. The chili jumble was delicious, another glorious chaos of breakfast food, made with choice of chili, red onions, and cheddar cheese over potatoes, with scrambled eggs, dollop of sour cream, chopped tomato, green onions, and avocado on top. There was a lot going on and all of it was good.
I particularly liked the chili with the avocado. That Himalayan beef was spot on, spicy and full of savor, made with ground beef, garlic, ginger, Serrano and Kashmiri chilies, and Indian spices. See more at: jinkys.com/p/The-Chili-J… I'd recommend Jinky's on the strength of its chilis and related breakfast items alone.
We also got an order of the signature flaky french toast for the table. It was a thick french toast covered with Kellogg's Honey Nut Corn Flakes, served with choice of fruit (I think we got strawberries).
If I lived in Studio City, Jinky's would be my brunch default because of the dog-friendly patio and the large menu. It's just a really easy place to visit. In fact, I had drinks with a friend later that night, and it turned out he'd gone to Jinky's with his family for brunch in Santa Monica. Since we have good friends with dogs in Studio City, I expect we'll be back with some light regularity. I'll go straight for the chilis and be happy every time.
6/1/2015 **** Brandon I. Los Angeles, CA
This place has a large menu. The breakfast is great and the happy hour is killer.
5/17/2015 **** S M. Los Angeles, CA
I had been to the Sherman Oaks location before which is larger. There are a limited number of parking spaces in the lot. I visited on a Saturday about noon. The weather was nice so outside seating wasn't a bad option. The waitress was pleasant and I was glad that she let me substitute the bacon in the 2x2x2 with tater tots instead. I had red velvet for my pancakes for an additional $2. The pancakes were a bit crispy. Eggs and tater tots were good. Overall, Jinky's is a great place for breakfast.
5/16/2015 ***** Renée V. Los Angeles, CA
Overall I really like this place. Breakfast is served all day, they have great deals on beer, and the menu is extensive.
4/30/2015 ***** K S. Los Angeles, CA
three words: the hangover burger
3/15/2015 ***** Eric K Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA
Reasonable prices, awesome Bloody Mary and great drink prices, very tasty food no matter what you order. A+ my go to brunch spot
3/11/2015 ***** Bay D. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
I have been going to Jinky's for a couple of years and have always enjoyed the food [and bottomless mimosas] :)
I'm also obsessed with their tots. I should just get that out of the way.
We visited this past Sunday and had a fantastic time as always. There was an initial miscommunication with the hostess, but the manager Maria [? I'm horrible with names] quickly got us our table and took great care of us! Our server Taylor[?] was incredibly friendly and our friends who we dragged out from the West Side definitely found it worth their drive.
I've never had anything but friendly service and great food at Jinky's. I always bring visiting friends and family there and they always love it as well [and most suggest it when they visit again].
My best advice when visiting Jinky's is to Uber it there because you'll want to stick around on the beautiful patio and enjoy some great drinks :)
3/4/2015 ***** Renata G. Beverly Hills, CA
I used to work for Jinky's as my first real job when I was 16 in the Sherman Oaks location. (My review stands unbiased fyi) I used to tell all my friends and family to come eat there because it's awesome. And it still is.
Jinky's was one of the original breakfast restaurants in the valley. (I worked as the hostess and my regulars never had to wait that long so be nice to your hostesses lol)
Their food is still great and this newer location with a wine and beer menu made a great breakfast place even better!! Who can beat bottomless mimosas for a cheap cost?
Even their salads are super yummy! I can't remember the salad I ordered but I took a picture of it. It was a great mix of veggies and fruits to make a sweet and salty dish.... Just how I like it
2/26/2015 **** Steven K. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
Extensive menu. Many classic breakfast items. Ordered the Kobe burger and was not disappointed. A hot fudge Sunday served by the waitress gave me something cold to sink my teeth into after chatting about politics and the atmosphere.
2/20/2015 **** Kara S. N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Love this place for breakfast. Their menu is huge and yet, the quality of the food isn't compromised. There are several vegan options which is nice (for some people, I'm sure lol). Try their chili jumble, crab cakes Benedict and pretty much ALL of their pancakes, waffles and french toast options.
1/18/2015 **** Kelly R West Hollywood, CA
Jinky's is perfect for a good hangover or just when you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast. It's one of those places that's just always satisfying.
They are awesome at offering options with like, 10 different kinds of chili, 5 gourmet sausages, tons of vegan/vegetarian options and 4 different ways you can get your potatoes (tater tots always for me). Omelettes, burgers and sandwiches are all amazing here. You can't go wrong.
The decor is a little dated, but I like that all the inside tables are booths and there is outdoor, dog-friendly seating in the front if you want to enjoy the sunshine.
1/7/2015****Connie K Los Angeles, CA
I got what I paid for, which was seriously a delicious effing meal (I wish I could add more profanity words just to describe how delicious my dinner was.)
I drove all the way to this Jinky's from South Pasadena in hopes of finding yummy delicious healthy food to eat with a friend who is a Studio City local. We decided on Jinky's, which was seriously an excellent call on my friend's part.
We sat down in the restaurant--interior design is a little drab and out of date, IMO. It happened to be happy hour. so I ordered the Electric Lemonade. I don't know what I think about it. It was super, SUPER alcoholic.
1/4/2015 **** Van D. Fairfax, VA
Their tater tots are really good! I love how the waiters and waitresses get involved with the customer. They're super friendly people.