I enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere quite a lot. I have no complaints about my meal whatsoever. It is gorgeous inside the restaurant and I had great service.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner, great
We enjoyed our dinner, great menu with many options, all our selections was outstanding, timely sitting and service
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding and our waitress made the night a special one! Would highly recommend!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good, nice to be outside
We usually go to Jacky's in Cumberland but after finding their downtown restaurant, with a great outdoor seating area in Providence, we go there when the weather is nice. Even indoors it is a great experience. Great food, great drinks, very nice servers and valet parking. The outdoor area looks down on the river walk where you can see gondola taking people for rides. Very crowded on Waterfire night but worth it. Great place.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place on WaterFire event night
Nice place on WaterFire event night. Also this place will participate in Providence Restaurant week on July. Don't miss it.
Food was fresh and reasonable price. I love sushi, roll and noodle. And my table server(Chinese guy) was really kind.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique in the area
Jackys is the only upscale Asian style restaurant in a sea of Italian style cucina's.
The combination of Chinese and Japanese cuisine is excellent and the preparation is as close to authentic as I've seen.
Jacky's is definitely a memorable experience, fabulous food and enough selections to make you go back again and again!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time...
There are a few Jacky's in RI, but obviously this is the flagship in terms of atmosphere. They're all good, but this one takes it up a notch and adds some more "higher-end" Asian options to the menu. Great service, great drinks, always very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone, although know that it is at a slightly more premium price point.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
great food, great service with Peter, and great view. what more could you ask for.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing sushi and our server was awesome! Very friendly and personable. Great atmosphere. Will be back.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were not sure if going to a chinese restraunt in Providence would be a good idea, but the food was fresh and so good! Our waiter had too many tables and we were not getting great service in the beginning. The owner was at the restaurant and always walking around checking the tables and asking people about the food which was great to see. She realized that we were waiting too long in between courses and our table was not being cleared and drinks not getting refilled. She got someone to come clean in between courses and even got someone else to bring our food. She even spoke to our waiter. We will go back and hopefully we will not have a problem with service again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance, Haute Cuisine and Service
I love the interior but didn't think the food would measure up to the gorgeous decor. I am happy to have been proven wrong. Our server was very accommodating and professional- enthusiastic even, about helping us choose vegetarian entrees. It met my requirements for ambiance, haute cuisine and excellent service. We are happy to ad Jacky's Waterplace to our select restaurant repertoire here in Providence.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is perfect for after a movie or after work. Delicious food.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food + great service
Excellent food + great service + friendly atmosphere + great view of the river + valet service if needed = great dining experience
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the atmosphere. Quiet on a Monday night, but definitely will go back.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservation for 8:15pm, arrived at 7:45 and was told I would receive a text when our window table with a view of waterfire would be ready. My girlfriend and I decided to hang at the bar. On a side note, the bartender (not sure of his name) was great, personable, and realistic about the wait time for sushi, and acknowledged us immediately. So after about 45 mins (now 8:30pm - 15 mins after my reservation time and still no text message) I checked with the maitre d, and was informed he had not forgotten us but our table still was not ready, so we headed to the deck. At about 905pm, still no text message, we checked again, then finally were seated at a table which definitely was not in view of waterfire. Everything after being seated was great!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding from every aspect!
Jacky's is an amazing spot in Providence. The food is exceptional and the staff in beyond friendly. Sushi there is to die for and the calamari is heaven on a plate. The timing of food is fluid and the layout of the restaurant is pleasing. The entire dining room overlooks the river. I highly recommend this neo japanese/chinese restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal and a great night out!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jacky's Waterplace is a showcase in and of itself as well as a showcase highlighting the beautiful Providence skyline.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Asian Fusion in Providence!
Complimentary valet service is definitely a big plus! Staff was welcoming and friendly to four adults and two children in tow. Service was excellent, as was the menu. Children were fascinated by the four-sided tropical fish tank just inside the entrance, as were the adults. Everything we ordered was beautifully presented and delicious - nothing disappointed! The bill was a welcome surprise, and the valet let us leave our vehicles so that we could spend an hour exploring the surrounding area. It was a perfect meal, prepared and served by a competent staff, in a lovely setting. Don't miss the experience.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great view
Perfect location for dinner before or during Waterfire. Sat at the bar where service was great. Sushi and lychee martinin were excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant, with prime location in downtown Providence and central to WaterFire, was beautiful and trendy.
Our party of 4 had 5:45pm reservations and we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival.
For Appetizer recommendation, the fried Calamari with spicy asian slaw was delicious. For dinners we had the 14 pc Sushi (very good), Shrimp Pad Tai (very good) and the Grilled Whole Squid Stuffed with Avocado Maki (outstanding!).
A little pricy for Asian food, but you're paying for the ambience and efficient service as well.
I would recomend and return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Kenny is friendly/ kind he makes you feel so welcome, that it makes you want to go back he's exceptional.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but BRIGHT
Fantastic venue. Sushi is awesome, great drinks, great atmosphere with the exception of the lighting. The place has an incredible view which you can enjoy because it's WAY too bright inside to see outside. It's unfortunate
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the friendly valet, to sweet hostess to our fantastic waitress Cheryl--we had the best experience!! It's so pretty and the view was amazing! Starting with Asian Pear Martinis to whole steamed Chilean Sea Bass and Firecracker and volcano sushi!!! The best!! Dessert was a sphere of three sorbets dipped into white chocolate and drizzled with dark, and cut into a flower for our plate!! We had enough appetizers to take home for midnight snack :)
Can't wait to return!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding and so artfully presented! We entertained a business associate from out of state and he loved it.
Ask for Julie if you go here. She was exceptional, delivering everything in a timely manner and was very personable.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I chose this restaurant for dinner with my family that was in town from Arizona. I wanted to give them an energetic night out while also showing off the city I live in. Jacky's gave us all of this and more, it truly was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and they even gave us a table by the window with a great view of the city. I highly recommend this place, the food was excellent!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance + Views
Jacky's in Waterplace Park is a great dining experience for the ambiance and views of downcity Providence. The crab rangoon was top notch. Our spring rolls were also good with a nice, crisp wrap and flavorful contents. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was average with no real memorable flavors. The salmon teriyaki was very good and served with asparagus done to perfection. The strir fry chicken in oyster sauce was again rated enjoyable but not a standout. We ended by sharing a complimentary birthday cheesecake that was a pleasant surprise.
Jacky's excels with ambiance & service that rivels the best in Providence. Ultimately our experience was one you will enthusiaticaly recommend to all but your pickiest of restaurant-loving friends.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Water Fire Must
Great food, fun vibe, views of the lighting of Water Fire and a value compare to other restaurants around the lighting
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and awesome service!
Great food and awesome service! I loved it overall. Not pricey also. I will definitely be going back!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A "fusion" of taste & service
We dined here after a PPAC matinee show. Jacky's is a short and interesting walk from the PPAC and it is an extremely welcoming place. We were greeted enthusiastically by everyone including the valet staff, hostess staff, the hard working guys at the sushi bar, our server (Julie) and the manager. Julie was "spot on" with the service that she provided. She was very attentive to us regarding the menu and was quite engaging on numerous aspects of the restaurant, its cuisine and Providence in general. We dined on the Cucumber Nime Chow, toro sashimi , Shanghai Noodles and the Sea Scallops with Spicy Chinese Black Bean Sauce and Japanese Teriyaki Sauce. All of the dishes were wonderfully presented and tasted great!. We will be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Jacky's many times and never have we had a bad experience.
The food is consistently excellent and the service perfect.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful waterfire dining evening
great food, great service, great location. make a reservation
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for Waterfire!
Came here with my boyfriend for his birthday. While there was a 45 minute wait for walk-ins, we were seated right away.
The menu has lots of options. We ordered sushi for an appetizer and two hot entrees. Our waitress informed us that the sushi bar was backed up and asked if we wanted to switch our order - so we did. Minutes later she came back to say the sushi chef insisted that we didn't cancel, moved our order to the front of the list - and it arrived a few minutes later.
Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Overall, the food was very good.
We had steak & shrimp surf & turf and the chicken and string beans in garlic sauce.
We received a complimentary cheesecake for my boyfriends birthday with a candle which was great!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was wonderful, very accomodating. The valet service was excellent. The food was incredible! The shrimp appetizer and steamed scallop entree was some of the best food we ever had!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but good.
Took my family here on Friday night of parents weekend at RISD. My oldest is a freshmen and she was craving sushi. Jacky's fit the need very well. It is upscale Asian but had everything for all tastes. It was pricey but I will come again next time we come to town!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was horrible. She
Our server was horrible. She forgot about us for over 25 minutes. It also took her almost 15 minutes to greet us in the beginning. She made us feel insignifigant and not worth her time. It is a shame because overall the restaurant was great. We missed our plans that we had shecduled for after.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful birthday
We had a wonderful birthday celebration for the 55 year old Dad, and 15 year old son. Everyone enjoyed the festive ambience, the wonderful service,and the good food. We could enjoy waterfire from the deck.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has dined here a few times, and we have never been anything other than thrilled with the experience. The servers and valets are friendly, the decor and setting are beautiful, it's easy to get to, and the food is excellent. Consistently. I've been working in food service for 17 years, in fast food, turn and burn full service and very high end restaurants...privately owned and corporate. I'm now a manager running my own store. Trust the opinion of somebody who knows...this place is fantastic.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner in Providence
We had only one night to spend in Providence and chose Jacky's based on Opentable reviews and friend recommendations ....was not disappointed. Food was great, but even better was the service. We were visiting from out of town and our server...Can't remember his name, but he was fantastic (from Nevada) was very helpful with the menu and shared great conversation. Would def. return!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jackie's is worth the wait
I don't get there often but it is always worth the trip, once a year with a business associate we meet for dinner, same time next year evening and it is never a failure. The meal is always delicious, the service pleasant and accommodating and how can you beat the view. Try the Volcano Roll.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place, decent food
The decor and ambience get an A+. The food itself... maybe a B. I was excited to try the Peking Duck, since we have so little choices around RI, and I would give that a B+. The meal itself was very tasty, but for a whole duck, I was hoping the fish was bigger. We also ordered soft shell crab, which had a great light tempura batter but a tasteless sauce. Finally, we ordered a steamed sea bass, which tasted plain. My mother and I gave in to the dessert menu, and we ordered a creme brulee that was good enough but not spectacular. All in all, I would probably give the place one more try before making a final decision about Jacky's Waterplace.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had reserved for a group of 10, changed it to 12, then beyond my control reduced it to 9. We were also early. The staff was very accommodating for us, seated us anyway in a very pleasant long booth for a family birthday celebration. The food service was excellent and all our food (and there was a lot of it) was very fresh! Great gem for Providence!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delish, a lot of choices on menu and fun atmosphere. We are going back soon.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fancy Asian Fare
Outstanding combination of food and ambiance. Vibrant, and first rate!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. Felt
Food was outstanding. Felt a little rushed through dinner by our waitress. We were seated at a table in front of a door going out to the balcony and it was drafty and chilly.
Would definetly go back if we are in the area again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Waterf View and Japanese Di
Made early dinner reservation for my wife and I to see Waterfire for 3:45PM on November 9th. Thought it was a bit early but we ended up getting the best table for 2 with a view. Besides getting to see Waterview the Americano roll was amszing. We highly recommend this restaurant while you're nin town. The host, waiter, and management were warm and friendly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with a group of 8 - dinner was delicious - service lacked no where. Huge portions - sharing suggested!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in RI
One of the best sushi places in Rhode Island. We loved their fusion rolls - Snow White and Out of Control. This is one of my top 5 favorite places to eat now. The 5 Spice Duck was amazing, as well as my fiances Salmon.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The whole package
Jackie's has it all...great food, excellent service, gorgeous interior design and a beautiful view of downtown Prov. It can get a bit loud late on a Saturday night, but most of the time the sound level is merely energetic (acoustically, the place is designed well....it's just that there are a lot of people having fun). You can't go wrong with any of their rolls, sushi or sashimi. Frankly, you can't go wrong at all. Just go.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance, service and quality of the food was outstanding. The menu has something for everyone and the staff is very accommodating. Highly recommended.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food & Service but expensive
This restaurant is beautiful, seating is comfortable and everyone was really friendly. Drink prices were about on par with Providence. However, sushi prices were very high. My girlfriend and I have had sushi all over Rhode Island and this is by fair the 2nd most expensive sushi I have had, the first being Nami. On top of which if you want brown rice its an additional $4 for a fancy roll or $2 for the other rolls. I am more than happy to pay for top quality but even top quality sushi isn't worth the prices. . Overall, it was a pleasant experience and I knew going in that they were pricey so there was no shock when the bill came. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend to try but we probably wont be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM