REVIEWS 4/2/2013 **** Scott W. Thousand Oaks, CA
Huge menu! A great variety of choices to be had. For me, the highlight is the rotating selection of chili. From mild to scorching, and made with unusual ingredients and flavors, I just go for the sampler and try 4 at a time.
A bit on the pricy side, particularly for the kids' meals, which were very small, even for my 8 year old. Service can be a bit shaky when the place is packed, but always friendly.
Good beer selection at the bar!
REVIEWS 3/24/2013 **** lisa b. Thousand Oaks, CA
My husband and I went for dinner and had the chili combo and the hangover hamburger which were fantastic. The restaurant wasn't crowded for dinner and the service was phenomenal. The menu is so extensive that we decided to come back for breakfast. After a little wait we were seated, but it took 15 minutes to get our drink order. It was crowded and the waitress apologized that she was so busy. The Flaky french toast with fruit and the Banana's Foster pancakes were great.
REVIEWS 3/21/2013 ***** Justin G. Thousand Oaks, CA
My wife and kids always go there for a wonderful breakfast. The servers are very friendly and always give us great service! Jinky's is our little breakfast get away. With so many different choices, you can always get something new. The location is new so give the restaurant some time to adjust!
For those who gave this restaurant a terrible rating, I would love to know their choice of breakfast locations in the area!!!!!!
Jinky's blows anything in the area, out of the water!
REVIEWS 3/19/2013 ***** Mike T. Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
Good food and even better service. A great brunch find.
REVIEWS 3/19/2013 ***** Aaron D. Los Angeles, CA
I've been a fan of the menu and this location looks great. Everything there is a good portion great tasting and has its own spin. The chicken feta wrap (it's kind of a sandwich) is really unique and super delicious and the quinoa salad is really really good. It's such a big menu.
REVIEWS 3/19/2013 ***** Rebecca L. Thousand Oaks, CA
I ordered the crab cake benedict and it was amazing (same as the Agoura location) and the service was top notch. My kids loved the pancakes too!
REVIEWS 3/19/2013 ***** T K. Los Angeles, CA
Eaten here more than a dozen times. Have always had a great experience here. I work next door at the dental office so my staff and I are regulars here, meaning were here a couple times a week. Never had a bad expereince both with the dine in and take out. The staff is friendly and ive never had to wait long to be seated or to have my order taken. Granted im not coming here for weekend brunch when the wait could be super long, but thats usually a standard for most yummy brunch places. Rarely write reviews but dont think this place deserves so many poor reviews so thus I am writing one.
REVIEWS 3/17/2013 ***** Bob H. Thousand Oaks, CA
Nice place. If you can't find something on this menu that you want, you ain't hungry. Breakfast is not inexpensive but the portions and quality are worth the money. Had salmon w/caper sauce for dinner and it was PERFECT. Good place for a large group. I have to go back and try the chili sampler. I'm intrigued by the variety of chilis.
REVIEWS 3/13/2013 **** Susan E. Thousand Oaks, CA
Very large menu with something to satisfy everyone. The breakfasts are really good. In general everything we've tried has been great. It's a nice neighborhood restaurant and everything seems to be prepared on the spot rather than sauces coming out of a can as in many chain restaurants.
The owner's a super nice guy and hangs out at the restaurant a lot, strolling among the tables to make sure his customers are happy. There are a lot of vegan and gluten free options available and they're willing to cook things without salt or make other accommodations to satisfy particular needs and tastes.
It's a friendly, low key nice place to go with very good, healthy food. We've never been disappointed here.
REVIEWS 2/25/2013 ***** M G. Thousand Oaks, CA
I was really surprised to stumble upon the Jinky's Cafe in TO. While I have been to their other locations, I've never tried anything but the breakfast menu. I have to say that I was truly impressed with the service we received as well as pleased with how good the food was. Our server Tony was personable, helpful and very attentive in addition to the other employee's we encountered through out our dinner (didn't grab their names but they were equally as helpful and friendly). Extra bonus: Jinky's has Gluten Free options available... so hard to find a place that has substitutions for those of us who need them!! Overall great experience and will definitely stop by again!
REVIEWS 2/23/2013 ***** D. W. Thousand Oaks, CA
How in the world have I missed this place?
I live for breakfast!!!!
Last week a friend of mine told me about Jinkys. She was impressed with the number of vegetarian offerings and wondered if I had been there. She also mentioned their menu consisted of FOUR PAGES of Breakfast! NIRVANA!
I consulted Yelp and saw they had pretty good reviews. So we decided to head over there and try it.
I am so glad we did.
Well there is Four pages of Breakfast. I was overwhelmed by the selection. The first thing I said to my friends was if I liked this place I have a lot to come back for and try.
All of us opted for breakfast. Everything was perfect. From how it was cooked to how it tasted. What a treat. This was the best breakfast I have had in a very very long time.
Excellent service as well.
We can not wait to go back.
REVIEWS 2/9/2013 **** Sarah F. Thousand Oaks, CA
Jinky's is great, you really can't go wrong here!
I've been to the Sherman Oaks location several times, the Agoura Hills location once and this was my first time at the newly opened Thousand oaks location...
I ordered the 'hot turkey wrap' and it was really good! Instead of fries, I ordered mixed greens side salad w/ honey mustard dressing, and there was lots of veggies on it. Also, the dressing was fab!
Their breakfast is really good too: whole wheat pancakes w/ blueberry's, omelette, cappuccino's, etc ;)
Although I highly dislike the name "Jinkys" - it sounds like a trashy strip joint, lol...But, they have good food, so for that, I throw a few single $1 bills their way as well as 4 stars and a big smile!
REVIEWS 2/2/2013 **** Cindi R. Newbury Park, CA
Finally checked out the Thousand Oaks location for breakfast this lazy Saturday morning. There was a short wait, but we got a comfy booth within about 15 minutes. It's very cute inside. I would definitely come back to hang out in the bar. They have several nice TVs throughout the dining room and bar and turned one of them to a golf tourney when a customer asked. Nice.
Condiments on the table included flavored creamer, assorted jams, hot sauce, ketchup. We ordered the Breakfast Sandwich with bacon and Italian spicy chicken sausage with Jinky's potatoes; the Italian Breakfast Sandwich with Jinky's potatoes; red velvet pancakes with a side of bacon, and a lemon curd crepe to go. Everything was very good. Here's the deets:
Food: My Italian sandwich was fantastic. The bread was toasted perfectly and the cheese was all melty. The zucchini and pesto perfectly complimented the egg and cheese. It was awesome. I love the Jinky's potatoes which are kind of their take on O'Brien, I think. They're really good.
My husband really liked his breakfast sandwich with bacon and sausage. He ordered the Jinky's potatoes but got tots instead. I'm SURE they would have gladly brought out a plate of potatoes if he had complained, but he didn't, and we liked the tots. They are super crispy.
My son LOVED his red velvet pancakes. I expected chocolate chips in them. Without the chocolate chips, they were less sweet and more tart than other red velvet pancakes I've had, but they were very good, and the texture was lovely. The Marzipan frosting was sinful. Because my son doesn't think any meal is complete without bacon, we ordered a side which had 4 pieces and must have been good because they disappeared immediately.
We got a lemon curd crepe to go for my other son. Of course I tasted it. Very tart and delicious. Lots of berries on top.
Drinks: Bloody Marys were fantastic. You can get a pitcher for $25. We didn't, but I'd consider it in the future. They have bottomless Mimosas for $13. That's just awesome. The little guy got a hot chocolate and loved it.
Service: The service was awesome. It did take a long time to get our food. But they kept our waters full and were constantly checking on us. I think the service issues that some Yelpers are experiencing might have their root in the kitchen. We did notice that a couple of tables near us had issues with their orders not being correct (as we did with the tots), and a problem with the check (ours was accurate).
I will definitely come back, and if I still lived in Sunset Hills, I'd be a regular here.
REVIEWS 2/8/2013 ***** Roger D. Thousand Oaks, CA
I don't see why this place is only 3 stars on yelp. Don't listen to all these complaining whiny yelpers. Go check it out for yourself. Place is really nicely decorated and clean. Food is off the hook. Huge menu with varieties from all over the world practically. The staff shares the work. Everyone came to my table to check on me, whether for drinks or to clear the table or get me something. The owner was a gentleman and extremely hospitable. I saw him going to every table and talking to everyone to making sure everything is going well.
Lets face it, TO residents, thats why we support small business, because of the personal experience.
REVIEWS 2/15/2013 **** A N. Thousand Oaks, CA
I gave Jinky's in T.O. a 2nd chance and am so glad I did! This time, I ordered the mung beans and rice entree -- sounds boring but is super tasty, healthy, with a delicious side of raita and large side of fresh fruit salad included. My friend had the curried chicken salad sandwich with the cream of tomato soup and loved her food. Also, service was friendly and fast. Happy to report that this place has found its groove and looking forward to my next meal there :-)
REVIEWS 3/13/2012 ***** May J. North Hollywood, CA
Went there recently with a friend. service was friendly and the food was booombbbbb. i had the thai pasta and lemonade - yum :)
REVIEWS 3/11/2012 **** Happy D. Scottsdale, AZ
We wanted breakfast at 1:30 in the afternoon on a Sunday. Yay, Jinky's! Super tasty with friendly service to boot and no wait! We will definitely be back. Btw, the turkey sun-dried tomato sausage was amazing!
REVIEWS 2/15/2012 ***** Johnny J. Spokane, WA
Was in California for a Job interview and spent a couple days with my Brother in Sherman Oaks, was taking me to all the little food places in and around him. :) First time there and it was some great food, nice environment. Of course these types of places dont have tons of parking, so either Street and pay or find a spot in the little parking lot with the other businesses .. Definitely worth it though :)