Exterior of Jimmy’s in Ginowan
Jimmy’s actually have several locations on Island, but I visited the one in Urasoe, this is my take on it.
First off, Jimmy’s is several things in one. It’s a bakery, mini mart, cafe and restaurant. The bakery has everything your heart could desire, from simple breads to fancy cakes. The cakes especially are amazing. You can order customs too. The mini mart has a wide selection of sweet and savoury treats, as well as staples like milk, eggs, meat and vegetables. You can even pick up a cute Jimmy’s t shirt! The cafe offers light meals and coffee, and of course, cake. After perusing the bakery and mini mart, I headed for dinner in the restaurant.
Small but perfectly formed, it’s a buffet set up. American style but with a lot of Japanese influence and choices, you won’t know where to start! There’s a salad bar (which, oddly, has chocolate bananas on offer), mains and sides, and of course, dessert. It’s all you can eat and drink, so score. The night I went they had noodles, pizza, mac and cheese, turkey, fish, lasagne, stir fry vegetables, rice, fries, the list goes on. You pick up what looks like a prison style plastic plate, stack up and enjoy. There’s also bowls for soup and salad too.
Drinks wise, there’s soft drinks, fruit juices and tea and coffee, or alcohol can be ordered at extra cost. The tea especially was really good, and they keep you topped up with fresh water.
Fresh Dessert Selection
Now let us get to the good stuff: dessert. A lot of buffet places offer fairly paltry desserts, but not Jimmy’s. Oh no. Full sized cakes, brownies, pies and cheesecakes. All from their very own bakery. The chocolate cake in particular was divine, light and fluffy but moist. I could’ve eaten the whole thing!
Price wise, it’s pretty good value. It varies depending on time of day, I visited in the evening and paid 1800 yen, tax and drinks included. Great place for a family meal, couples or business. Good all rounder.
by Louise Dupuy