Jinjuu Soho

4.3
739 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Jinjuu is London’s premier modern Korean food restaurant with celebrity chef – Judy Joo.
Jinjuu is the go to destination for both traditional and contemporary street food. Located in the heart of London just on Kingly street.

We offer a unique & modern Korean beverage & food experience. Jinjuu meaning Pearl has some of the most mouth watering cocktails. Jinjuu Soho has two floors which will give you two different dining experiences. The ground floor offers you a casual dining while the lower ground has an open kitchen which is ideal to enjoy a sophisticated dinner.

You can expect to see Korean arts by street artist Victoriano Magdaleno and crafts designs at Jinjuu Soho.

The fun doesn’t stop as we have DJs playing from Thursday – Saturday evenings with smooth house tunes & R&B hits.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Korean, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Sunday: 11.30am-11pm
Monday-Wednesday: 11.30am - 12am
Thursday-Saturday: 11.30am - 1.30am
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Phone number
020 8181 8887
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Judy Joo
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Area
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Parking Details
No parking available around
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Public Transit
5 minute walk from Oxford Circus Station (Bakerloo, Central & Victoria Lines). Take Exit 6, for Argyll Street, and then down Kingly Street.

5 minutes walk from Picadilly circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly line)
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Entertainment
Jinjuu lates:

Fridays & Saturdays form 9pm with our resident DJs to turn up the heat!
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 739 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The set menu 1 is definitely worth the money; you get a great selection of the best parts of the menu - prawn lollipops and fried chicken - and will be stuffed. Definitely try the Soiju - all the flavours are amazing and the Korean drinks, especially the crushed pear.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great value lunch menu, good portions and the food was tasty. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

AMAZING! Delicious food.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Wouldn't return for the brunch deal, was somewhat underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

DJ was brilliant on Saturday ! This restruant never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Delicious food and cocktails! Mai Tai was excellent!!! The Korean Fried Chicken is a MUST order!!

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Absolutely love this place, amazing food and cocktails. The only thing that let it down is the heat - no air con in 30c heat!

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere. Drinks were a little slow but the overall quality of the food more than made up for it. Best Korean/Fusion food and good value for money - we went for the K Town set menu.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

There is nothing that could be improved, we are on a Korean food rampage at the moment and Jinjuu was a step above anything we had tasted.

Service was lovely and food really made the evening special. If you want more vibe sit up stairs or quieter place to talk ask to sit downstairs and have the added bonus of the kitchen and watching all the mouthwatering dishes head out.

We will be back there is still a lot to try.

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4.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Lovely food! Service wasn’t excellent but overall it is a nice place to eat Korean dishes.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Had an amazing time got to dine downstairs this time and so could see the chefs cooking. Our waiter was really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was perfect it was my birthday so I treated myself and the food didn't disappoint I could have had doubles and he value for money was amazing. Definitely worth the trip

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

really hot inside zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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3.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Boiling hot inside with no AC. Literally felt like a sauna with fried chicken.

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

My only criticism would be that the music change. I’ve been a couple of times with friends and we’ve always thought the music was so out of place and not at all fitting for a lively dinner atmosphere, But that would be my only criticism. Everything else was amazing!

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3.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Food was ok . Good location . Tad bit expensive for what it is . Service was ok some were better than others

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3.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Always love the food at Jinjui soho or Mayfair, get plenty of dishes to try. My only gripe on the last trip for a quick lunch for 2 was that the awesome chicken thigh portions seem to have shrunk in size and down to 2 pieces whereas we always got 3 large pieces.

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

This is my third visit to Jinjuu. I have been on two occasions for get togethers with friends and one for a date night with my husband.
This place is fantastic and I have recommended it to four friends so far. The food is delicious, ambiance is cool and cocktails are delicious.
I will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Fab food, our whole group enjoyed everything we ordered. Great ambience, fun music.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Very good food and love that they have a kids menu which is really good value. The service was attentive and efficient, our waiter was great and had super cool fashion style! The only minor negative for me was that the music was too loud which made it hard to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Absolutely love this place this was my umteenth cisit, i’ve been on dates, friendly dinners and business meetings here, there’s always a great vibe. The service is excellent, the food is delicious. We always enjoy ourselves here, especially during happy hours!

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Amazing authentic Korean cuisine at a reasonable prices. Totally recommended!

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4.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Jin juu was nice with tasty food and a good selection of cocktails. The food may have possibly got an extra star had it not been for the caterpillar in the salad leaves! However they dealt with it very well, replacing two dishes and giving us free desserts so we were all happy in the end.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Jinjuu was a great surprise! Beautiful food - you can either have sharing plates or individual items. Great portions and everything wonderfully cooked.

On a Monday there's happy hour all evening and we ended up having bottles of prosecco at reduced rates.

Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Food was lovely, really delicious. The atmosphere was also pleasant. Would definitely go again.

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2.0Dined on 7 July 2018

We went to Jinjuu after seeing it on a TV programme for our wedding anniversary. The food was good but the ambience and experience was not great for a special occasion we were rushed out within the hour there was no gap between courses which did not give us a chance to enjoy the experience.

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3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Interesting menu and we enjoyed discussing the ingredients and Korean cookery with the staff. The service was very good, friendly not overly attentive and informed. We enjoyed the food, particularly the Korean chicken and the accompanying sauces. It was exceptionally crispy and tender.

We were a bit confused about the Korean chips, the topping of brisket and chilli etc was really nice but the potatoes itself appeared to be just frozen chips! A bit soggy and anaemic.

Negatives were that we were seated downstairs in the basement which had no air conditioning and was extremely hot, given the heat wave and kitchen!!! Sadly the restaraunt only had two small fans! Also they had run out of some ingredients for cocktails by 20.30 which was a bit disappointing.
The ambience and temperature did seem better upstairs though.
Price was average for a trendy place in Soho, I would defiantly return but would book upstairs and would try some new dishes.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Great menu with enormous variety of selections to choose from. Recommend the Korea Fried Cauliflower as well as the chicken. Bosan Belly Pork is also fantastic.

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3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

My parents and I went in for a late lunch. This place was absolutely tasty, but as far as Korean modern fusion goes it was not earth shattering. The fried chicken was heaven, everything else was fully fine.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

We chose a Monday to go and have a dinner. Everything was amazing . The food was very tasty and the drinks were amazing . This is one of the best restaurants what I have tried so far . Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Great venue, great food, overall well worth the visit. Keep up the good work and the positive vibe going

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Menu prices are a bit high but we had a lovely meal so it was worth it. To start with we had the side dish JINJUU CARNITAS FRIES which were very tasty and plenty for a starter for 2. For mains both myself and my husband each had BIBIMBAP my husband chose the sliced beef fillet and I had the marinated pork belly version which were both very authentic and tasty.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

This is my new favourite restaurant in London. I will definitely be back. My friend and I shared the K-Town Street Feast Menu and the food was absolutely outstanding. There wasn't a single dish I didn't love, but my mouth is still watering from the incredible Korean Fried Chicken. The cocktails were delicious, generous and strong. The service was especially good. We were served by Antonio, who made the experience a real treat and kept us laughing the whole time. It's not cheap, but well worth the money. Loved it here.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Absolutely lovely - super helpful and happy staff
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Amazing! My new favorite restaurant in London. Korean fried chicken is a must have, pointless going there if you don't try that.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Off the hook delicious food, friendly staff, rocked our feeble minds.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Very enjoyable.
Nice staff and friendly

Food as not a long wait and was very nice. Second time I have been their and definitely not the last.

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Really nice Korean fusion restaurant. The atmosphere is vibrant and fun. Good service and reasonable prices. I would recommend that you try their cocktails too.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Food was tasty. Service was great.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great meal. We had the weekend brunch menu. Sharing platter to start, KFC and beef for mains, mango flavour ice for dessert. Delicious! Great cocktails, service and vibes.

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