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Jino’s Thai Cafe next to Manhatta Headingley

Jino’s Thai Cafe

  • Thai
  • Café
  • Restaurant

Jino’s is a family run Thai restaurant in the heart of Headingley. This popular café is a destination for foodies seeking top Thai food.

Jino’s Thai Cafe next to Manhatta Headingley

Jino’s has been a passionately independent Thai restaurant in the heart of Headingley since its inception in 2003. This popular café has become a return destination for  foodies seeking some of the best Thai street food Leeds has to offer, all in a relaxing environment.

There are gluten free, vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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  • Jino’s Thai Cafe Headingley
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The Food

Keeping with the family focus; Malinee (the owner) has brought her son in as head chef.  Typically, the chef will galvanise five main Thai flavours: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy.


Fire up the taste buds with small bites of spring rolls; patties; satays; soups; and salads.


Tuck into a range of curries including pad; panaeng; and matsaman.

Street Food

Or nibble on wings; gyoza; dumplings; tofu; and fish balls.

The Drink

It’s a BYOB (bring your own beer) and there’s no corkage charge!

The Place

Jino’s began its journey in 1993 when Chef Malinee moved from Thailand to Leeds with her then husband. It took 10 more years before they had enough funds to open up the café in 2003.

Most recently the café has moved to a new premise – with a small outdoor seating area – on North Lane, still in the heart of Headingley. This was essential to keep up with demand and popularity that’s never really stopped since the noughties.

Despite gaining a kitchen 5 times the size of the old one the business doesn’t want to lose its perspective – its still a café and its still a BYOB… enjoy it!

Where to Park

The most convenient parking spots free but timed, so keep an eye on the clock when you park up at one or the other:

How To Get Here

Google Map Directions

Located in Headingley, just around the corner from the Carnegie Stadium; the best way to travel to Jino’s from the city centre is by First Bus Leeds ( 1, 6, 8, 19, 27 & 91).

You can catch the train from Leeds Station to Headingley, but factor in the 1-kilometre walk from the station to the restaurant entrance.

Delivery Options

Collection and delivery are available.

Note from Discover Leeds: Where possible we suggest contacting directly and/or collecting as third party delivery companies take a large cut.

What To Do Next

Once you’ve filled up on the tasy food at Jino’s heat to the Original Oak on Otley Road – it’s got bags of room indoors and a beer garden that hosts live sport on a mahoosive screen!

Other Locations Near Jino’s Thai Cafe

Looking for other places near Jino’s Thai Cafe to eat or drink? Here are three others just around the corner.