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“Awesome prawns”

Jimmy's Killer Prawns
Ranked #271 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome prawns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Jimmy's Killer Prawns is a very good option if you are in Mushriff Mall & makes a nice change from the usual food court staples.

The restaurant is not huge but has nice seating in booths and the service is very snappy. The menu covers everything from the signature prawns to sushi & there is a vast selection to choose from.

We chose to eat the killer combos as you get a selection of items on the plate including the famous Jimmys prawns. The food arrived promptly, the portions were large & the food was delicious.

My only negative was that when the waitress took the order she didn't even ask how I would like the steak cooked! Once that was resolved the rest of the meal was a very pleasant experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 805 helpful votes
“Prawns overload!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Jimmy's Killer Prawns is a South African chain of restaurants, situated in the Mushrif Mall on the Airport road, Abu Dhabi.

Their prawns platters are amazing and delicious. Though you wouldn't go to a place called 'Jimmy's Killer Prawns' for anything but their seafood, we found the 'Jimmy's Amazing Ribs', to be truly succulent and amazing.

They do have an assortment of mixed seafood and mixed meat platters, but why bother. Its the prawns that shine and shine they do. Their dipping sauces are also excellent and flavorful.

We also ordered the seafood paella and it was spot on. The Paella was literally overflowing with shellfish, mussels, chicken and prawns. My only gripe is that the prawns and mussels in the paella are not de-shelled, and I think they should be. A minor inconvenience.

The restaurant is busy and the staff seem overworked. Service could be more attentive and friendlier. On my first visit, I did not see a manager or supervisor the whole time. On my second visit, service was better with the presence of the manager on the premises. This is not a cheap dining experience and with these prices, you would expect much better service.

The do offer bibs and gloves for those that don't want to get their hands messy.

Indulge your inner beast and feast on prawns. Highly recommended.

Note: They accept entertainer vouchers @ Mushrif mall.

  • Visited May 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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“BBQ short ribs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Yummy BBQ short ribs with very affordable price. Smooth mash potato and some vegetables aside made dinner better

Visited February 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Love these Prawns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I visited for the first time and absolutely love the food here. Great prawns, great sizes and great flavour. However, the staff are terrible. Rude, slow, uninterested and really off putting.
After ordering drinks we sat and watched for ten minutes while several staff walked past when I got up to bring them to us I was rudely told she would bring them. The restaurant was not busy so there really was no excuse for the delay at all.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Love2travelalways
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best of the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

As coming from south Africa I eat a lot at jimmys prawn. And didn't have to look to far to find one in abu Dhabi. Really amazing prawn platter excellent service great food. The service is excellent. Great thanx for the chef was wonderful having to be able to eat in your restaurant. Wil be coming back very soon. Keep up the great service and food. Definitely a place to try when you get in abu Dhabi

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