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Jimmy Liks

#165 of 4,249 Restaurants in Sydney
#184 of 4,670 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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City East
Street Food, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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186-188 Victoria St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 8354 1400
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Inspired by the street food of South East Asian, Jimmy Liks, has an...
Inspired by the street food of South East Asian, Jimmy Liks, has an extensive menu offering a quick bite of street hawker styled nibbles to our full 8 course "Jimmy's Selection" ($55pp) or 11 course "Street Feast" ($65pp) banquet menus. The cocktail list is a short sharp experience in taste. Holding true to the asian flavours & a dedication to quality, the list is a fresh & innovative example of today's cocktail phenomenon with just a splash of the best of the old school classics. The wine list is fastidiously dedicated to compliment our Asian style of cooking, dominated by young unwooded & well balance whites and lightly wooded spicier reds. From benchmark Australian boutique wines to cult classics from Europe, the Jimmy's wine list is designed to encourage variety. Around three-quarters of the list is available by the glass & carafe to encourages a 'wine bar' experience. Bookings are encouraged although walk-ins are very welcome. Bookings of up to 60 people are available throughout the week. Jimmy Liks can also be found at several organic food markets throughout the week serving up some great street food. [ Fox Studio's - Double Bay - Kings Cross - Marrickville ]
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bursting with flavout

I had come to this restaurant many years ago and was prompted back by a friend interested in trying it out on recommendation. I had remembered it being good and wasn't disappointed. All of our dishes were bursting with flavour. Our main was the barramundi which was not as good as the starters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had come to this restaurant many years ago and was prompted back by a friend interested in trying it out on recommendation. I had remembered it being good and wasn't disappointed. All of our dishes were bursting with flavour. Our main was the barramundi which was not as good as the starters, still quite nice though. I would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Established for well over 15+ years now and having dined here back in the day to most recently, I have to say I have never once found fault in the menu nor experience. The menu is deliciously flavoursome and is as original 'asian fusion' as one could ask for. The most standout being, the betel leafs, pork hock, crab salad,... More 

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Justin M, Owner at Jimmy Liks, responded to this review

Hi MrLuxe Traveller Thanks so much for the review. It was nice chatting with you guys the other night. Hope to see you here again soon Justin More 

Singapore
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Taking this from the top, the Mekong Mary, their take on a Bloody Mary is truly an amazing drink, on a scale of 1-10, even spice level 6/7 is not for the faint hearted, so consult the bar tender as you order. Located on Victoria Street in Potts Point, Jimmy Liks has a bar to one side of the premises... More 

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Justin M, Owner at Jimmy Liks, responded to this review

Thanks Opinion-noted for the review. I'm glad you like our asian inspired twist on the Bloody Mary. The Mekong Mary is a bit of a favourite around here. Thanks again More 

Bondi, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I cannot rate Jimmy Liks because unfortunately we had such a negative experience with the maitre de practically kicking us out of our seats as we went to join our friends at a group dinner a fortnight ago that it negates any other discussion. To make matters worse, my email complaining about the incident was completely ignored! Shame such a... More 

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Justin M, Owner at Jimmy Liks, responded to this review

Hi Jonathon Thanks for your feedback but as I have said on other forms of social media you have written on unfortunately we are not able to hold seats from a 7pm booking until 8:50pm especially on a busy weekend. I'm sorry you feel thats unreasonable. More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went here on Tuesday night and booked a table in the restaurant. We decided to go with the Hawker board but were told we could only get the board in the bar side. A little odd given it was advertised in the restaurant and the place was half empty - oh well - so we moved to the bar.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This would have to be one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, it's consistent delicious. You can't go past the Sunday $45 set menu including one of Jimmys amazing cocktails. The poached chicken and crab salad is a taste sensation, along with the crispy pork hock and the salt and pepper squid. Always at the top of my list for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

4 of us had a superb evening. The food was sensational - a positive 'fiesta' going on with the taste buds! All the ingredients were so fresh and were combined in the dishes in the most delectable ways. Always love the tapas-style (aka Hawker bites) ordering as you get the chance to savour so many different dishes - we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place does really unique, tasty, delectable food. You can never go wrong with their chicken salad. But pretty much anything you'll order will be bomb. Service and ambiance gets great marks too. Worth a visit, or a couple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've visited Jimmy Liks a few times and the conclusion is always the same: very nice place and great food to spend an evening out! The restaurant has one big table on one side and other smaller tables on the other side and outside. We sat at the big table every time and although we do not really like huge... More 

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Justin M, Owner at Jimmy Liks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review Miamadvisor. Hope to see you here again soon! More 

cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Oh dear not what we expected from the reviews on trip advisor. We booked an early spot to avoid the crowds, and it looked like a good plan when we arrived and there were plenty of empty tables. However the staff had other ideas. We were taken to one of the room length tables, similar to an old school dining... More 

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Justin M, Owner at Jimmy Liks, responded to this review

Hi gp86 Thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our restaurant as most people do. We are a very buzzy eclectic 'communal dining' restaurant which may not be your thing. I have always enjoyed the dynamic created by having different people all drinking, dining and often chatting together. With regards your seating option, we were fully booked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186-188 Victoria St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8354 1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
  • Cuisine: Street Food, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Inspired by the street food of South East Asian, Jimmy Liks, has an extensive menu offering a quick bite of street hawker styled nibbles to our full 8 course "Jimmy's Selection" ($55pp) or 11 course "Street Feast" ($65pp) banquet menus. The cocktail list is a short sharp experience in taste. Holding true to the asian flavours & a dedication to quality, the list is a fresh & innovative example of today's cocktail phenomenon with just a splash of the best of the old school classics. The wine list is fastidiously dedicated to compliment our Asian style of cooking, dominated by young unwooded & well balance whites and lightly wooded spicier reds. From benchmark Australian boutique wines to cult classics from Europe, the Jimmy's wine list is designed to encourage variety. Around three-quarters of the list is available by the glass & carafe to encourages a 'wine bar' experience. Bookings are encouraged although walk-ins are very welcome. Bookings of up to 60 people are available throughout the week. Jimmy Liks can also be found at several organic food markets throughout the week serving up some great street food. [ Fox Studio's - Double Bay - Kings Cross - Marrickville ]
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?