What to Eat

What to Eat at Jimmie, Now Open in the Tenderloin

Jimmie Kwok, chef at Bodega Bistro in the Tenderloin’s Little Saigon, has just opened a new Asian-Italian restaurant called Jimmie around the corner in the newly remodeled Cova Hotel (655 Ellis). The menu is primarily Italian with a raw bar and a few Chinese and Southeast Asian accents, and Jimmie says he’s paying tribute to Marco Polo (after whom he names his potstickers), “the first Italian guy to go to Asia.” See the full, highly eclectic menu below.

[Note: we have no idea why breakfast is listed as a first course or why so many things cost $7.20]


Tosto Francese with Mascarpone cheese and pure maple syrup 7.20

Pancakes with butter and pure maple syrup 7.20

Smoked salmon omelet with goat cheese and home fried potatoes 9.00

Eggs your way served with smoked bacon or Italian sausage 7.20

Eggs Benedettina 9.00


Potstickers a la Marco Polo 7.20

1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell 9.00

9 Littleneck clams 9.00

Imported prosciutto 9.00

Calamari fritti 7.20

1/2 dozen oysters Rockefeller 12.60

Steamed clams a la Renée 12.60

Carpaccio 9.00


New England clam chowder 4.50

Lobster Bisque cup 4.50

Tom Yam Kung Bowl 7.20

Dungeness crab Louie 12.60

Zuppa del giorno 9.00

Jumbo prawn Louie 9.00

Insalata Salmone 9.00

Lemongrass Chicken Insalata 9.00


Pasta del giorno 9.00

Jimmie garlic noodle 6.30


Dungeness crab to your order 36.00

Lobster to your order 45.00

Pesce del giorno 18.00

Spicy black tiger prawns 13.50

Half chicken al Mattone 12.60

Shaking Mignon brochettes 13.50

Half rack of lamb 22.50

Frutti di Mare Griglia Mista 18.00


Filet Mignon Rossini 36.00

Braised ham shank 13.50

Tozzo a la Jimmie 16.20

Vitello a la Luciano 22.50

Jimmie - 655 Ellis Street - 415.292.6788

What to Eat at Jimmie, Now Open in the Tenderloin