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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a mix up with our booking but the manager did some juggling and found us a table which we really appreciated. We are regulars of Jin Jin and my favourite is the Massaman Curry and my wife loves the Pad Thai. The Panna...cotta dessert is also delicious 😋 and worth a try. Good portions and yummy food.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Jin Jin, Matakana had a good reputation once. Evidently the prices have increased but not the quality. Maybe that has gone correspondingly down. A very average duck red curry was close to $40, a disappointing Tasmanian scallop dish was close to $35. Bring a magnifier...to spot the scallops, I didn't know they were maybe a quarter of the size of NZ's. As a main it was decidedly underwhelming. When I mentioned the heat of the spices overwhelming the tiny scallops, I received a shrug of the shoulders from a rather austere and rather unfriendly waiter. Ah well once is enough.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

Jin Jin is a delightful restaurant serving excellent asian inspired food. Lovely modern decor and is immaculately clean. We ordered the chicken fried rice and beef stir fry for 2 and loved all of it. Great value too. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

What a Gem 👍 unpretentious yet “Exquisite” Food & Professional friendly Service 👌every dish we ordered was Amazing, beautifully presented, clever Fusion combinations of Fresh, Healthy mouth watering Flavors not often found even in Top Restaurants in Asia. Congrats 👌 possibly one of my Best...ever Dining Experiences 👏 I’ll be back..Often 🤗More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Jin Jin's s amazing. We called in for lunch Tue 21 March and will make our way back often. We especially liked the relaxed yet professional service and best of all the food quality & FLAOURS. Just amazing. Thank you Jin Jin.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

Absolutely studying food - we had the Prawn Dumplings that were perfectly cooked, large & tasty. But the real hero dish was the Fish Green Curry - wow what a wonderful mix of flavours in a creamy delicious authentic curry sauce. Also great service &...nice venue. Highly recommend & will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

We were visiting Matakana and came across Jin Jin to our considerable surprise. I recommend booking as it is clearly very popular with locals and visitors alike. Delicious and fresh cooked food in front of an open kitchen which was great to watch. We had...the wok blasted calamari and chicken pad thai with a bottle of Craggy Range Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Two very happy customers.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

My best friend came up to visit for five days from further down Auckland. Jin Jin was a real treat to be able to eat at in the early evening of Summer. Our waitress was so kind and understanding. The bamboo straws were such an...incredible touch at authenticity. We both selected the beef stir-fry. To watch the chefs cook it in front of you is a real treat. They really cared about the authenticity and final presentation of the plate. I would love to come back here again soon and try some more delicious food!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022 via mobile

Delicious food but we were rather surprised when we told the waitress that we had only received 4 pieces of tofu with our main course (Buddha.s delight ) that this was the correct amount. The dish itself was delicious. Great sauce and well cooked vegetables…...but I don’t think that Buddha would have been delighted with the amount of tofu we were served.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

Beef Massaman was the dinner box for $15, and it was one of the best value and tastiest meals I've had in a long time. Large chunks of melt in your mouth beef, with subtly flavoured rice and some fresh coleslaw. Not spicey, but I'm...sure you could request some chilli if you wanted.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

quality was not that good I ordered Phad Thai with extra fresh chilli totally lacking in chilli Steamed pork buns pork was dry and hard, the food had no balance Very disappointed might try again in Winter

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Friend and I had recommendation from our accommodation provider to try here for dinner. We wanted a takeaway and chose our dishes. Place is light and bright. Good parking outside. Prices reasonable. The food was Excellent! The best Beef Massaman I’ve ever had - far...and away. Service was really quick and I even saw someone getting kerb delivery. Wish this was our local!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021

A local AirBnB host recommended Jin Jin for a meal and we are glad she did. We ordered the Chicken Green Curry and it was likely one of the best I have ever had...included those in Thailand!! Generous portion of chicken, authentic lemon grass and...other ingredients and served at appropriate spicey heat. The service was good, the ambience friendly and range of menu items great. We will be back. Don't hesitateMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Meal and time with friends going along really well, until literally last mouthful of what was an ok meal I spotted the hair plastered on the bottom of my bowl of food. When it was mentioned to the waitress she made a comment “I meal...checked you and it was ok until you had just about finished yr meal” when I went to pay and made a comment to the owner “Dan” his response was “here we go” not cool from an owner of an establishment who for most of the year reply’s on repeat custom from the locals, of which I am. Won’t be back. Average at best.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2021

Jewel tucked away in Matakana well worth a drive. Great value for money, friendly service with delicious fresh tasty food

Date of visit: January 2021
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Jin Jin Matakana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4