Jinjuu Soho

4.3
1069 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
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  • Good for a Date
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Jinjuu is London’s premier modern Korean food restaurant located in the heart of Soho on Kingly street. It is the go to destination for both traditional and contemporary street food.

We offer a unique selection of modern Korean dishes & mouthwatering cocktails. The restaurant 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.

The fun doesn’t stop as we have DJs playing on Friday & Saturday evenings with smooth house tunes & R&B hits. And why not indulge in our famous bottomless brunch on Saturdays & Sundays?

We currently also offer gift voucher purchases if you would like to treat your loved ones. See link: https://jinjuu.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/monetary-gift-voucher/
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RN
London
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jinjuu is a great place for a fun night out, the food is fantastic fun food, the drinks choice is brilliant and the ambiance is very lively. The staff are great and Yip, the Manager, really looked after us. The only disappointing thing was that we weren't more hungry as we wanted to try more things! Thanks guys, we will be back soon.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 hours ago

Hello Rahim, It is music to our ears to know that you had a wonderful time, Saturday is always jolly good fun. Please do come see us again soon! K

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The bottomless weekend brunch was great. The food was excellent and there is more than enough included in the brunch selection. We were seated upstairs and the restaurant has a lively busting atmosphere which it fine but the noise sometimes made it difficult to hear each other. Perhaps downstairs seating would be slightly better. Overall this was a minor issue and the food and service was great.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 hours ago

Hi Joshua, Thank you for you lovely review. Our weekend brunch is always super lively which is great for celebrations. However, if you would prefer somewhere more relaxed and peaceful. please do leave a request upon your reservation. We shall try our best to accommodate. Kelvin

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SV
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with the family. Really friendly service, who advised on how much food to order.

Food was very tasty and Bimbap was so filling.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello there, Happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience. We always want to make sure that our customers order just the right amount which is the right thing to do! K

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c
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is different. Tasty.

The menu is expensive both food and drinks
Staff were not very friendly

f
London
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Can't fault the chicken bimibap dinner, very nice, first time for Korean food and really enjoyed it. the chips and guacamole dip was a bit steep for the amount of vegetable chips served with it. Cocktails very tasty and in the happy hour. Bit disappointed to be asked for the table back after 1 hour and 20 minutes after spending a fair bit of money.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello there, It's good to hear that your first Korean food experience was pleasant. We do get pretty busy on Friday evenings and thus operates 1.5hrs turn time. However, if you would like more time, please do let a member of staff know, we shall do our best to accommodate you. K

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D
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was average. Shaved ice cream and beef taco was delicious. Service needs improving.This may read as from a bitter entitled patron. Food arrived and waiter then insisted it was for the table next to us and then attempted to remove 1/2 the dishes though it was what my table ordered. We were offered dessert then thinking we had time, only to be told within 5min of receiving desert you have to vacate the seat in 5. I understand restaurants have 1.5/2h turnaround at times - a polite note of us all that was required.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello there, We are disappointed to hear that the service was rather patchy during your visit. Please be assured that we shall look into your case if you could email me at kelvin@jinjuu.con. In regards to the turn time, you are correct that the team should have informed you the return time before offering dessert. Anyway, we would be grateful should you choose to give us another go. K

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Food! Was my first time in Jinjuu, and I will def go back there!! Delicious Food! Def recommended! Worth the money!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Stefanie, Thanks for the 5 stars! So chuffed to hear that you would be back. Looking forward to seeing you soon. K

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p
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Brunch was fun and had an interesting menu. Portion size was good and service was very friendly

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Good to know that you have enjoyed the food. With the brunch menu, I would definitely recommend going for the pork belly as the "traditional" main since the starter board is full of modern fusion surprise. See you again soon. K

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DB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate before going to the theatre but the restaurant was still buzzing. Great seats at the open windows so you could watch the world go by. Food was fantastic, good sized portions at a very reasonable price. Service was warm and efficient. We ate signature chicken, which was juicy with a crispy outer, chilli tiger prawns that had the right amount of heat, beef and pork; green beans and kimchi rice. There was loads for two people. Drinks were fantastic too with the Kirin draught cold and clean. We were so impressed we called back for a late drink after the theatre and enjoyed cocktails that were expertly mixed. The vibe had changed to a relaxed social/clubby one with great music and a diverse crowd. Service was equally great in the evening and the staff helpfully topped up the battery on my mobile when it ran flat. Finally, the location is great being so close to a range of transport hubs including night buses.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi Derk, Thank you for your glowing review. You should totally come back and try our bottomless brunch if you are around! It's jolly good fun... and delicious too. See you soon. K

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OM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, lots of tasty food choices, relatively expensive but overall worth it. Enjoyed the atmosphere, delicious food, woo be back.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi Oksana, Good to hear that you would be back. If you are in town over the weekend, do come try our bottomless brunch which is definitely a steal! See you soon. K

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food. Would recommend for lunch or dinner

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi Shnai, Pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Do come back and see us soon. K

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BM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is nice. Surprise there is no dishes on rice cake. The taco is unexpectedly good.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi Benson, We are always trying out new fusion dishes and Korean pancake/ rice cake are sure;y on our list to experiment with. Watch this space! K

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our time in Jinjuu - the food was good, nice drinks selection and the music gave the whole place a lively but not overwhelming feeling.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Chilli :) Great to hear you had a good time. We do love rotating our playlist from soft RnB to camp classics depending on the crowd. We even have a DJ on Fri/ Sat from 9:30pm. Please do come visit again soon. K

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great table outside. Fantastic set lunch menu, great value, only thing was waitresses seemed to be doubling up on tables.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hi Kirsty, Thank you for your comments. It really pleases us when our customers enjoy their food and experience. I have also relayed the your comments in regards to the service to the team. We hope to see you again soon. K

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R
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it , lovely food and company. It is very quiet on sundays

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi Roch, We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit. Sunday is always our chill day as opposed to our party Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. K

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with great customer service. Highly recommended.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Niket, Great to hear that you have enjoyed our popular weekend brunch. Let set another date again soon. K

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food! We tried a little bit of everything- would highly recommend the wagyu sliders.
Will definitely be coming again very soon.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the kind comment. We are delighted that you have enjoy the meal all round! Please do come in again soon. K

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food not what I was expecting could have seen more authentic Korean dishes rather than fusion meals

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi there, We are glad that you have enjoyed the Korean fusion food nonetheless! Our food is heavily influenced by the US food scene and thus it's a lot more fun. Please do visit us again soon. K

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KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the vegetarian set menu and a couple of cocktails and it was excellent.

It was one of the hottest days of the year so it was pretty toasty in there and the spicy food didn't help but the staff were great, keeping us fully hydrated and plenty of ice for our drinks.

I highly recommend Jinjuu, and I definitely plan on going back!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi Kev, Thank you for being so kind and understanding. It was indeed HOT, HOT, HOT, thank god it's over! Glad to hear that you have enjoyed our veggie selection and most importantly the cocktails. We hope to see you again soon. K

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Came here with a friend, we had very good and tasty bibimbap with prawns and bibimbap with marinated pork. The service was fast. It’s very loud both outside and inside. We hope next time they’ll have a BTS poster too in the toilet...

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We LOVE the bibimbaps too! So much flavour and so filling.... :) BTS is great, perhaps I am to keep them away from the loo for the time being lol. K

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MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Mediocre overall. Underdeveloped flavor, sort of boring. Bad service.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that the service was not up to your standard. Please do feel free to drop me a DM at kelvin@jinjuu.con to let me know what happened. K

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k
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok, and the service was all over the place. Disappointed as the last time we were there it was really great.

S
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Been here three times for the brunch menu and the food is always delicious.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi Skate, We are delighted to hear that you have been back for more for our brunch offer. Who could actually say no to bottomless? :) See you again soon. K

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, very attentive. Food was nice... quite expensive for what you got though. Had a bibimbap which I was left a little disappointed about. Cocktails were great though and very good atmosphere!

CO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delish food, could not fault it. Waitress was lovely and attentive too.
100% recommend

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

It was nice but food portions were small in comparison to cost

m
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great only annoying thing that happens in a lot of London restaurants is lack of servers and no one paying attention to you when its time to pay the bill.

A
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! wanted to go somewhere new and different for my birthday and got exactly that. The whole family loved it. I would defiantly recommend to family and friends to go there and would defiantly go there again! The staff were good at keeping on top of everything, drinks, cleaning up and track of orders as well as helping us understand the menu and any questions we had. Really enjoyed it here, had a great birthday!

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Would recommend the Tiger prawns 👌🏾

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Upscale Korean fusion so don't expect traditional. We were a group of 6 at a shared table sitting on stools. It was very loud (the music and the guests around us) so it was hard to talk at our table but might be better in a smaller group.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to be with a friend, partner or whoever. Great atmosphere and theres a place to sit inside or outside in the summer. Food is impeccable but service can be a bit slow. One of the waiters dropped a spiced sauce covered chopstick on my friend and didnt say sorry. Was a bit careless. But otherwise good food and great for a friday or saturday night

SR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

This was my third time here and I was so disappointed with my experience after taking a friend here and bigging it up! Only positive was the dumplings and chicken wings. The bibimbap was so tasteless.

Crazily noisy! Waiters were so rude and unattentive - took so long to get anyone’s attention! When we did they were just rude and entitled. They were too busy attending to tables where they personally knew the guests! Spent most of my night waiting for service!

Will not be returning which is a shame as a repeat customer who’s loved this place before! We weren’t met with a pleasant reaction either when asking to take off service for BAD service! Avoid unless you want a meal in a party bar and to get ignored!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 7 August 2019

Hi there, I am disappointed to hear that your third visit with us was not upto the usual standard. Would you be able to let me know what exactly happened on your visit at kelvin@jinjuu.kom? Please accept our sincere apology and we are looking forward to hearing from you. K

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Felt rushed and not relaxed. Quality and service has dropped.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and the food was amazing. Really loved it all!

RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great evening. As it was Pride the DJ music upstairs was too loud so we sat downstairs. Overall experience was great and the food exceptional as always

NP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great fusion Korean food and some more traditional stuff. Starter selection alone is brilliant. A nice selection of cocktails too . Service a little hit or miss but probably only because of the traffic. Oh and get a seat downstairs if you want to be able to hear yourself thinking as they sometimes have a DJ upstairs and it can get ridiculous.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed when I've been to Jinjuu, and my visit on 6th July was no different. The ambience was even better than usual as it was Pride, so everyone was having so much fun and the waiters were all so lovely and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious and we were so full when we walked away. My boyfriend is gluten free and Jinjuu's GF menu had plenty of options for him, so he was really pleased and surprised by the amount of dishes he could choose from.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very noisy, service hit and miss, delicious food

e
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The waitress had no idea how to open a bottle of wine and broke the cork.

There is a need to train your waitress if New pls.

But overall good experience.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not really my kind of place. The table reserved for us was a High table which I don't like and the lady in charge seemed very put out that I didn't want to sit there. She managed to find us a normal table at the back. My main course arrived before I had finished my starter and I found the music too loud but that is a personal opinion and I'm not as young as I used to be.

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