Thousand Oaks Daily Chili:
Chili menu changes daily please call to check Chili Menu
* Tues Ladies Night: 1 Free well drink or domestic beer(16oz)with appetizer purchase *
8/11/2014 ** Triple C. Central Coast, CA
Food is pretty good but service is pretty lackluster and service is part of what I pay for when I get eggs for 10 bucks or more. It's one of these places that if you ask a server for something you feel like you are bothering them...hello, Server has the word serve in it...it's what you signed up for folks and you expect a tip on top? No plans on coming back for now.
8/4/2014 ** Sharon R. Newbury Park, CA
This sucks, but got to knock down 3 stars for service alone. It truly bums me out because in my opinion, Jinky's food is unicorn sparkle-puppy sunshine-sublime levels of deliciousness.
Thank goodness the food and environment are pretty darn awesome because if I had to rate this place on service alone, unfortunately I'd probably never go back. We have experienced less-than-acceptable "service" the last 3 visits now.
Always been curious about this local chain after working in Sherman Oaks for a few years, and was psyched to see a TO location opened up where the old Kohinoor used to be. You can tell the ingredients are fresh, there are a ton of healthy (and totally unhealthy-but-oh-so-tasty) options covering all the bases: breakfast, lunch and dinner. $15 gets you BOTTOMLESS Mimosas. How can you possibly screw this up?
BY YOUR PISS-POOR SERVICE. Which is so sad. I really don't get it. The wait staff seems friendly and personable enough, but we always end up having to flag down help at least 3 times per meal, which to me is unacceptable. To be fair, we have gone during busy breakfast times, however this does not excuse some of the following examples:
- Seated in bar area. Nothing for 10 minutes. Waitress helps the other few booths with folks who were seated before us, fair enough. She walks by us and says, "be right with you folks." GREAT. However, when you proceed to walk by our booth another 4 times without acknowledging us at all after saying this, sorry, but that's quite shitty.
- We were then helped by a friendly male waiter. Friendly dude, nice enough, but would disappear for 20 minutes at a time. We like to hang out and not rush our meals at all, but this is ridiculous. We had to flag down 2 other waitresses helping other people, and once I had no choice but to ask the male host to get us help. What the hell?! My husband had to help himself to get a straw for his beverage and we also had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for silverware after we finally received our food order.
- Another instance after waiting for a good half-hour (which is pretty normal for busy breakfast hours, I get it and respect that), were seated in what I guess was a black hole because we were left there without ANY acknowledgement for a good 20 minutes until I (of course) had to flag someone down. The waitress was nice enough, but can you understand my crankiness at that point? COME THE HELL ON.
I really want this place to succeed because I would MUCH rather support local places than giving the crappy chains my business. However, it's bullshit like this that will eventually close your doors.
Totally down to to give you guys another go because of your utterly scrumptious meals, but if we experience another bout of horrible service we're going to have to take our business elsewhere, which bums me out. Get it together, man!
8/1/2014 ***** Sabine M. Thousand Oaks, CA
Food has always been great. Service also is fabulous.
I love their breakfasts and what is awesome is that they have tater tots!
The white and green omelette is super good!
They have such a great variety of foods from vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and regular foods. Everything I have ordered has always tastes fresh and good!
7/18/2014 * M E. Moorpark, CA
This restaurant normally is fine tonight was terrible water down cocktails, same with the spicy pasta it was so bland the wait staff did not do anything to fix the problem so buyer be ware
7/17/2014 ***** Duane D. Fillmore, CA
My wife and I were referred to Jinkys by a nurse from the Thousand Oaks Endoscpy Center as I wanted to have breakfast after my procedure! It was unbelievable! We ordered a mushroom and spinach scramble (soft) with OBrien potatoes and an order of pumpkin pancakes! The scramble was just the way we like it- soft! Yay! And the pumpkin pancakes were out of this world! Tony, our server, was very attentive and helpful and we were thrilled with our dining experience! We'll be visiting again soon!
7/17/2014 *** amelia s. Thousand Oaks, CA
I ordered a Baby Kale and Quinoa salad. What I got was a quinoa and baby red oak lettuce salad. Disappointed! Were they trying to fool me? Does the cook not know the difference between baby kale and baby lettuce?
DH liked his dish (Lemon Garlic Chicken), and DD liked her kid's chicken tender.
7/16/2014 * Joe W. Thousand Oaks, CA
I would agree with others who have said this location is not worth going to. If you live close to the T.O. location you could drive to Agoura and eat sooner than going to the Thousand Oaks location. I have tried this place 3 times since I live nearby and have wanted to like it. 1st time was breakfast and service was terrible and very slow. Next was lunch and not much better. Tonight I had dinner with my wife. I ordered the Caper Salmon. i had about 2 ounces of Salmon and 6 ounces of capers. They totally overpowered the fish. An hour later I was stuck in the bathroom the rest of the night. Never again.
7/16/2014 **** Ilori L. Beverly Hills, CA
The decor is comfortable and inviting. Our breakfast was great all around! The Bloody Mary is very good, my breakfast scramble was fresh. My hubby said his eggs benedict was great, but the hollandaise sauce was delicious. So happy to have a Jinky's in TO!!! Looking forward to some lunch and dinner soon!
7/14/2014 *** Steve M. Thousand Oaks, CA
The environment is good. Unfortunately, the food falls short of being memorable. Nothing real bad nor good. I agree with other reviews that the Agoura location somehow has recipes (taste of the food) and service down. This location is so-so at best. Seems like a Cheesecake factory wanna-be, with high prices, but without the value and skilled chefs to give the dishes a wow factor! Ive had the various salads, such as Chopped Italian Turkey. Totally tasteless dressing and way too much! Breakfasts sound great on menu, but then are overprice and a let down. I'm not going into a detailed list of the menu items, but I’ve tried this place about 4 times, wanting to like it each time due to lack of restaurants in the immediate area, and each time feel disappointed.
Hopefully the owner, who is a very busy guy with many restaurants, will come to realize that he has to keep consistency and improve the recipes! I'm sure people like certain dishes, but at this location it is a hit and miss each time i go.
7/8/2014 **** Andrew G. Thousand Oaks, CA
Huge menu to choose from. Good chili. I love the curry chicken sandwich. Creative menu. Awesome breakfast.
7/5/2014 ***** Susan M. Ventura, CA
Great lunch spot. Friendly staff, huge menu, delicious salads, and plenty of vegan options. Nice, cozy atmosphere.
6/30/2014 * Rachel D. Thousand Oaks, CA
As a former employee of Jinky's Kanan Cafe, I know both the negative and positive aspects of the restaurant. I left the restaurant about a year ago, and since then I have become a regular at the Jinky's in Thousand Oaks. Although it is a bit overpriced, my family eats there about twice a week. Recently, I have been finding short black hairs in my food that are definitely not mine. Each time I tell the server. As of today, I have found five hairs in my food. Once in a cup of coffee, twice in the Rosemary omelet, and two today in a bowl of oatmeal. I tell our server, usually Misael or Kelly, and continue to come back because I used to really enjoy this restaurant. My parents and I love the food and its close by. Today when I found the two hairs, I decided I would not return. I told our server and she told us that no customer had ever complained about getting hair in their food before. She left, came back, and then told us that after speaking with the owner, Alan, that she could authorize 15% off, but wanted to let us know that he thinks it is suspicious that we are the only table that has found hair in our food.
I'm shocked a business man would say that to his regular customers and I am incredibly insulted. Thank you Jinky's, for feeding me your hair time and time again and then accusing me of planting it for free food.
I will never be dining here again.
6/15/2014 **** Aj E. Central LA, CA
Food was great and they have a lot of selection. Also a very nice place to eat at.
6/9/2014 ***** Matthew S. Saint Louis, MO
Pretty damn good breakfast.
Wife and I enjoyed breakfast here. We shared the AM breakfast sandwich w/o the tomato (4 stars) the sandwich was a little over-kill on the butter and cheese but don't get me wrong, it's delicious. The sandwich also came with potatoes (5 stars) lightly seasoned with spices, unique and addicting breakfast potatoes. We also shared the SBC French toast (5 stars) bananas strawberries and a ton of chocolate chips, a little like dessert but it complimented the savory sandwich and potatoes with a punch-in-the-face of sweetness.
The restaurant is very clean and well run. Servers were quick, coffee was good, we got a ton of food for around $36. I forgot to mention we also ordered a bagel and cream cheese (4 stars) it was a plain bagel, pretty dense. The $36 included 20% tip.
6/8/2014 ***** Daisy T. Los Angeles, CA
Great service. Had a large dining party and Trinni Liam was great in separating the bill. Hope you like the gift cage!!
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!
4/28/2014 **** Su L. Culver City, CA
Attended the yelp elite event at this place. I was very impressed by the great service and how friendly and helpful the servers were. This place has awesome chili - tried at least 3 types of chili, one of which has some Indian twist. All of them were great! Love the red velvet pancakes with fresh fruit. On top of everything else and the cute interior, a solid four star joint.
4/7/2014 ***** Armen K. Burbank, CA
Yes I was late today but I'm the guy that showed up with breakfast. Yucatan quesadilla is my favorite. As I am writing this review the chorizo, eggs, guacamole and cheese are having a party in my mouth. This is my morning ritual and I stick by it like an addict for great good.
3/11/2014 **** Shar P. Los Angeles, CA
You can never go wrong with Jinky's. Their pancakes are always fluffy and delicious. I highly recommend the omelettes, too. Great service and really accommodating servers- I came in with my laptop to get some work done during brunch hour on a Sunday and they quickly sat me at a table with an outlet nearby.
3/9/2014 ***** Rosy H. 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.