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“Sub standard food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimmys Place

Jimmys Place
Ranked #583 of 1,329 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sanctuary Point, Australia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Sub standard food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Popped in to get some takeaway which is on a separate and limited menu from the in-house dining options. Order chilly beef and sweet and sour pork and was disappointed that the beef felt like chewing rubber while the pork felt like it had been heated, reheated and reheated and was very much like something out of a can with no texture. Maybe the in-house dining experience is better with the 'second class' food being served to those using the cheaper takeaway option.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Level Contributor
140 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderfully speedy and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

A quick meal before a Saturday night party was needed. Jimmy's delivered. Sizzling king prawns arrived with in moments of our order followed quickly by salt and pepper squid, crispy chilli beef, pork and eggplant hotpot and Chinese greens. All wonderfully hot with balanced sauces and the right flavours. No complaints from our table . Reasonable prices too.

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Thank GregMM
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Athens
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343 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“exquisitively choreographed, simple, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

In a suburban Chinatown in Dixon a spacious, well informed fare-wise (poor wine choices though- BYO if you want) high speed in delivery restaurant where fresh, nicely prepared, extremely popular with all aficionados. It is neither ambiential, nor romantic but efficient, responsive, vibrant,. The waiters and the lady in charge of the place run in a ballet trot ceremony. It may be disconcerting and your order may be forced a bit but it is not so. The place caters for a 'massive audience'. Come a bit early or late. Well lit and good food. Serves practically everything.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bardangas
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Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Busy but Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Plenty of people seated & eating attracted us to Jimmy's but the food was disappointing. The 2 dishes we ordered were bland & the sauces gelatinous in texture. While the chicken was moist & tender, the beef was sinewy & too chewy. Service was good but I'm sure you could do better

Visited July 2014
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Thank LKay54
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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quality tasty Chinese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

You know a good Chinese restaurant when you see more Chinese people eating there than white people. So you know it’s got to be good!

This large family run Chinese restaurant has gone from strength to strength over the years. With dedicated and hard working individuals making outstanding and very tasty good looking food, both take away and dine in.

The restaurant, has a cool, crisp, clean look and is a bit noisy, but if you can’t enjoy yourself over dinner with family and friends, then I guess you shouldn’t go out. But that is what you should expect from a busy and successful restaurant.

Very rarely will you see this place empty, and it’s extremely as uncommon you see an unhappy customer here!

If you are after a family sized dinner with a couples budget this place will make you feel happy that you still left with change in your pocket.

Visited May 2014
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