It is easy to associate seafood with high restaurant prices but that is not always the case, especially at Jimmy’s Killer Prawns.
The name says it all; if you are a prawn fan, the prawns are ‘killer’ and here it is prawns galore. The prawn dishes are varied, and essentially accommodate every taste – and size. You can go from a regular serving to a 36 prawn serving. One of the best dishes for me is the Drunken Ouzo Queens – prawns flambeed in ouzo.
The sweetness seeped in from the ouzo creating an unmatchable taste. Yet, the unique dishes don’t stop there, as they also include curry sauces to topped with feta cheese. There is something unique for every prawn lover here.
Jimmy’s Killer Prawns is a franchise from South Africa that first opened there in 1991 and has spread through the Gulf, also reaching Cyprus and the UK. The straightforward décor – in Limassol included – with its highlights of red mean the focus is on the food from the minute you walk through the door.
Despite being the star of the show, prawns are not the only option on the menu. I went for the calamari – one of my personal favourites – and was not disappointed. The calamari was fresh and so soft, each bite begged for another. Although I did find it hard to resist my partner’s choice of seared tuna, with the toping of Cajun that just screamed ‘have a bite’.
If you are in a larger group, Jimmy’s Killer Prawns is probably best enjoyed via one of their variety of platters (you could even have one for one if you are especially hungry and want a taste of everything). My favourite, and the one I choose each time, is the Oceania platter that consists of nine queen prawns, 12 medium prawns, fried calamari, garlic mussels and fish filet – giving you a little taste of everything.
Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that Jimmy’s Killer Prawns is not just seafood as their grill making skills are quite impressive as well. The simplicity in the cooking and presentation of their rump steak or lamb chops allow every flavour to come out on its own from the way it is cooked.
And if all this is not enough, sushi and seafood pasta are also available. Therefore once you go one thing is obvious, you’ll not be wanting for options – there are so many appetising dishes that you’ll be coming back again and again. I think the place’s only downside is its location. In Limassol, we’re spoiled with beautiful and idyllic views of the sea. Jimmy’s Killer Prawns though is in the heart of the busy city landscape. Does it have the best view or surroundings? No – but it does have of the best seafood at the best prices in Limassol.
WHERE Griva Digeni 12, Limassol
WHEN 11am-11pm daily
CONTACT 25 212921