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.
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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.
Or nibble on wings; gyoza; dumplings; tofu; and fish balls.
It’s a BYOB (bring your own beer) and there’s no corkage charge!
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 HereGoogle 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.
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!