Whenever my husband and I travel, I always want to try the Chinese food in whatever new city we are in, and up until today, my husband has always refused, saying he does not want to waste a meal on mediocre food when we can get great-tasting and authentic Chinese food at home. True that. Home is in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, where some of the best Chinese food in the entire U.S. can be had.
Having said that, our family did enjoy our meal at Jin Jin King. The food was very good, though the flavors tended towards those of an Americanized palette. (For those of you from our neck of the woods, the food is similar to Panda Inn's.) We ordered 7 Chinese dishes and 2 sushi rolls (the restaurant also serves Japanese cuisine). The food came out quickly; the portions were large; and everything was fresh and beautifully presented!
The best part of our experience at Jin Jin King was probably the excellent service we received. It is very obvious that management cares deeply about customer satisfaction here. When we were disappointed with one of the dishes (the Chicken Chow Mein with Crispy Noodles, which included fried wonton strips but no actual noodles), the manager immediately offered to replace it with a different dish (Chicken Lo Mein) at no extra charge! Everyone - from the waiters to the manager to the owner (also waitress) - was friendly and attentive.
We got to talking to the manager, "Happy", quite a bit. ("Happy" is a direct translation of his Chinese name.) The restaurant has been open almost a year, and a little more than half of their business comes from take-out and delivery. They have an extensive menu (over 100 Chinese dishes and almost as many Japanese dishes and sushi rolls) and are continually striving to improve upon it. Their sushi rolls are buy one, get one half-off!
Our family really enjoyed our dinner and had a great time at Jin Jin King!
Side note 2 weeks later: We (or at least I) fully intended on visiting Jin Jin King one more time before we left to try their lunch specials. Unfortunately, we were unable to do so. Well, maybe next time!