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“Good Food and Great Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jin Jin King

Jin Jin King
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jin Jin King offers the very best of Chinese, Japanese and even Thai dishes on Panama City Beach. Using the freshest meats, vegetables and ingredients, you will find the Chefs at Jin Jin King serve the most flavorful, appetizing and well displayed dishes. We offer seating for large parties, small groups, families, couples, and seating if there is just one in your group. There are several places that serve Chinese and Japanese food on Panama City Beach, but you won't find one that serves our quality of food at reasonable prices.
Arcadia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

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!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“looks simple from out side.... inside was very nice... one of those word of mouth finds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

we visit panama city beach yearly sometimes twice. we are always looking to try other places. my mother lives there and told us about JIN JIN . the location was terrific away from all the traffic of vacationers. the exterior is simple. I call it one of those "whole in the wall places". it lived up to the billing. we find the simple mom & pop restaurants are usually the best for taking care of their customers.the interior was nicely decorated. we all had the lunch sized combination platter. it came with entre , rice and egg roll. portion was good. I'm a big eater and I was quite content when I left. price was $7.95.
this would make a good place to grab a meal while visiting.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank jeffbur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“More than meets the eye”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in wanting some sushi for lunch and boy were we blown away by the portion size and quality of the food. Will defiantly be back.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simple exterior, beautiful interior, and superior food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I'm crazy about Jin Jin King. I've started dreaming about the lunch sushi specials. I get to-go a lot, but when you have a chance to sit and eat, you will be surprised at the quality of the food and the effort in the plating. Few American Chinese restaurants can compare.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Bradley W
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Panama City Beach
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4 restaurant reviews
“Love Jin Jin king ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Not a buffet but I've never left hungry. Very friendly staff and the food is fresh, hot and taste great. Try the crab Rangoon

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