1. I had the most unfortunate hangover during my dining experience
2. I just watched the new Star Trek movie and I'm a big dork and kept talking about that
3. I am still a terrible food and restaurant critic
Bonus Reason: It's Bike Week in Myrtle Beach and motorcycles are like, loud and distracting or something.
Anyway, coming home from the movies Friday, my girlfriend and I decided to stop at Jimmyz Original Hibachi to treat our tastebuds to a style that hasn't been featured yet on Eating Myrtle Beach: Asian(ish) food! It will be the first of many, I assure you. Personally, I can't wait to gag on some too-hot curry in the name of culinary exploration.
But Jimmyz first! My initial impression was that this is not a particularly large establishment. The restaurant makes up for this fact by offering a totally radical outside seating area that easily doubles their capacity and this is very cool, even if you're only nestled a bit close to a highway.
At the counter, the menu is written on a chalkboard above the register. They keep things pretty simple and offer most of everything in two sizes - a lunch size and a dinner size. The lunch size is the smaller of the two, in theory. We ordered the same dish - Teriyaki Chicken - one in each size, but for the life of us, we weren't able to conclusively determine which of the resulting plates contained more food.
As long as we're on the vaguely negative, I'll also report that the bathroom was in an "unfortunate" state that I am content is best left to the undoubtedly vivid imagination of the reader.
With that out of the way, I will comment on the decidedly good. The aforementioned Teriyaki Chicken bowls of inscrutable size? I loved mine. Flavor was great. Rice was good. Chicken was spot-on. The not-white-but-really-not-pink sauce in the huge squeeze bottle was the best. I don't know if it was the hangover or the post-Trek glow or what, but I was pleased. My girlfriend thinks there's better Hibachi places elsewhere (and rattled off some names I would type here but feel like I should wait until I get around to reviewing them properly). She's PROBABLY right.
That said, if you're in the middle of Myrtle Beach and have a taste for hibachi, you could do way worse than Jimmyz.
Jimmyz Original Hibachi
6108 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
What? Wait, are you guys still here? Okay, check it - I'm a massive dork. As soon as we stepped out of the car in the Jimmyz parking lot, I looked across the street and saw this:
|I'd do some sort of stereotypical halting Kirk-speak here but then I would literally kill myself.|
I should clearly state that I do not put any stock in fate...unless it helps enable me to make loose connections with iconic Sci-Fi franchises and EAT ICE CREAM. I also normally don't eat dessert. EXCEPTION TIME, BABY.
ULTIMATE NO-DOUBT BALLER ALERT: This ice cream. Man, oh man. I love me some cookies n' cream, okay? Now...you know how when you get cookies n' cream ice cream it's usually just vanilla ice cream and the CRAPPIEST PART of Oreo cookies? The dumb, boring sorta chocolate cookie part? You also know how you don't care and still eat it because hey, it's still ice cream AND that stuff so that's pretty excellent and stop complaining, man.(?) Well, Kirk's was like eff that and totally left the awesome cream filling inside the broken pieces of Oreo granting a rare look at the Dodo Bird of the food world - a true cookies n' cream ice cream.
I ate it. Totally baller. My girlfriend got the Birthday Cake variety seen here:
|Also seen: reminders of mortality, 'scream melt, and unfortunate lighting conditions.|
If you love Star Trek or ice cream you should definitely check out Kirk's. You can even go there if you don't like Star Trek, but I'm having a hard time identifying or connecting with you as a human being in that case. If you like both, it's the best combo ever and you should thank your parents for doing a good job on you or whatever. Dessert of the Week winner right here.
Kirk's Ice Cream Parlor
6101 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2500 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577