9/8/2014 ***** Jesse T. Lomita, CA
Now here's a place I can wrap my taste buds around. The menu is very busy, it took me ten minutes to surf the whole thing.
I could have either had red velvet pancakes or some serious eggs Benedict. Instead I went for a chili omelette. Jiinky's offers a choice of six chili's a day out of some 30 they rotate. This peaked my interest as I greatly miss "Chili my Soul" which was a lunch shop in the valley that did similar.
I got the El Paso chili, which was labelled a heat ranged of 6. I think it was closer to a 4, but I like it spicy. Cathy got the pumpkin pancakes and coffee. I'm not much of a coffee nut, but this stuff had a great aroma and smelled very fresh. The pancakes were fluffy, not too sweet and wasn't heavy at all.
I look forwards to trying something else the next time I'm there in a few weeks.
8/30/2014 ***** Amy C. Santa Monica, CA
Best place for breakfast! Terrific menu with vast amount of choices. Great service and wonderful food. Pumpkin pancakes were my favorite dish here. Good coffee and all condiments on the table. Bright, sunny decor in a cheerful setting. Heaven for breakfast or lunch.
8/8/2014 **** J M. San Diego, CA
Great hummus sandwich! Service was a bit slow during the lunch-hour rush, but otherwise no complaints. Food was fresh & delicious - overall a good value. Excellent variety of vegetarian options.
8/7/2014 **** Rich R. Canoga Park, CA
We always find good food here, usually come for breakfast or lunch. This time we tried dinner and were pleased. Had the Thai Fusion chicken/shrimp Pasta and Healthy Tilapia. Food was fresh and served hot...both dishes very tasty. You also get a complimentary glass of house wine with each entree. Short of 5-star rating only because prices are a bit high for dinner menu items.
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!
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!
7/2/2014 ***** 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.
6/23/2014 ***** Freddy M. PANORAMA CITY, CA
The staff is very friendly and cozy environment. I was sat right away, and the place was buzzing for breakfast with what seemed like professionals on lunch enjoying a nice brunch. Plenty of seating tables and a few booths. The food was tasty(had the french toast with banana, strawberry, and chocolate chips)and definitely had a homemade feel. Prices are between 10-20 dollars, but menu does offer a verity of options. Over all this place seemed perfect for an intimate breakfast with family and or friends.
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
5/20/2014 ***** Aaron B. Los Angeles, CA
I had the chicken sandwich with avocado and onion rings and it was delicious.
I also had a side of their "gourmet" mac and cheese which was a little different but still amazing.
4/19/2014 ***** Paul M. Los Angeles, CA
My favorite place. Try the onion and zucchini thingie. It's so good! Chili is awesome! Wild wild wear and balafon turkey are my fave. Spinach Bites= Awesome. Breakfast is great!
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.
3/6/2014 **** Ashley M. Agoura Hills, CA
I've eaten here probably fifty times and have always had a good meal.
They have a very broad menu so there is something for everyone. They have daily chili specials which I often try. The heat level can vary by day, but it's always good.
If you're in the area check it out.
3/2/2014 **** J Y. Santa Clarita, CA
Tina was amazing ! The service truly is outstanding ! The location is a bit small for all of the traffic that come in on a daily . That's why I gave four however everything is was so good . The food was hot til the last drop. They allow you to enjoy your time without rushing you . I am now looking forward to trying all of the locations. I can't wait !
12/18/2013 ***** 602Traveler Santa Monica, CA
Excellent!!!!! The food was so good I came back three times. I looked forward to waking up in my hotel room overlooking the beach so I can go get breakfast at Jinky's!! The staff and food were both great and worth a trip. A must stop in SaPhoenix, Arizonanta Monica!!
12/15/2013 ***** Joe C. 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!
12/01/2013 ***** Tracy S. Seattle, WA
Huge menu. Comfortable atmosphere. Delicious food.
Jinky's menu ranges from the average to the eccentric. Everyday they feature 5-6 different types of gourmet chili, which is my favorite part! Pair the chili with a half sandwich or salad, or add it to fries or a burger!
This place has something for everyone - I highly recommend it!
11/10/2013 **** Valerie Angela Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
One of my favorite lunch spots. Try one of their delicious salads, like the Sherman Oaks Delight!
8/3/2013 ***** DrSteve818 Los Angeles, CA
Great Breakfasts (and Lunch and Dinner) We love Jinky's and go often. We love to sit outside and look at Ladyface mountain and enjoy the Agoura creek running by the side of the restaurant (a little loud inside when busy due to lots of hard surfaces). Jinky's is a neighborhood gem.
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.
3/13/2013 **** Katy D. Thousand Oaks, CA
I want to start out by saying I'm a big fan of Jinky's!
My Fiance and I started going to the Jinkys off Kanan probably about every Sunday and fell in love with it, So we were pleasantly surprised when we saw they were opening one right next to our house! We love the diversity on the menu and whether we're in the mood for breakfast or lunch,dessert or drinks, Jinkys has it all.
There are some problems with this new location though.... The servers are nice but seemed usually overwhelmed(Except for a nice younger man with glasses who also works at the kanan location, I don't know his name but hes always great!), we usually have to ask for refills or condiments many times, and most of the time the busser brings them to us after we finally have to stop them since our server has forgotten. I know this location is newer and the service will probably improve as time goes on and they work all the kinks out.
That being said we love Jinkys and will continue to have them as our go-to when we need some good grub!
1/25/2013 ***** Esther L. Los Angeles, CA
Always fast and friendly service. I have had breakfast here: omelettes, which come with their country potatoes, which I love love love. I have had salads, which are just ok and then I have had their chili. They are always willing to give you samples, and that's always nice. It's a casual setting, nothing fancy, but consistently tasty.