Jimmy's Kitchen

Price guide: Mid-range

1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

Price guide: Mid-range

Jimmy's Kitchen

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#24 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, History

Expert review of Jimmy's Kitchen

A Hong Kong fixture since 1928.

As much a fixture of Hong Kong as the Noon Day Gun, dim sum and shouting into your mobile phone, Jimmy's Kitchen started life in 1928 and has cunningly resisted changing almost everything except its prices ever since. 

Food and drink: 

There is lots of solid nursery food, from nurseries in Britain, India, China and elsewhere. No flights of fancy or celebrity cheffery here. Just decent food, hot on the plate in front of you. What more do you want?

Ambience: 

I always feel like I am about 11-years-old and being taken out for a treat here by an indulgent uncle - it's delightfully, refreshingly old fashioned, and harks back to the days when restaurants built up and relied on their reputations rather than getting a public relations company to do it for them. Having lived here for some years, and witnessed a fair few changes, it's lovely to come back on a regular basis to Jimmy's, where so much is always the same.

Service: 

Three words say it all: well worth tipping.

Location: 

Smack in the middle of Central, it's roughly equidistant from the MTR and Lan Kwai Fong.

Price advice: 

Three courses should still land you on the right side of HK$500.

Other useful branches: 

Also in Kowloon.

More information on Jimmy's Kitchen:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, Chinese, Indian, International
Address:
1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2526 5293
Website:
http://www.jimmys.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
traditional

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