Jinjuu Soho

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£26 to £40
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Korean
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/

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Tasting menu £40

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 11:30-23:00
Mon-Sat 11:30-23:45

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious fusion food! We enjoyed everything - the kids thought there were too many big pieces of vegetables though. Huge portions!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Betsy, So happy to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed the food. It actually cracked me up a little to read that the kids were bit "skeptical" with the veggies. :))) Please do come visit us again soon. K

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KL
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Korean fried chicken to die for. Nice to have plenty of smaller plates to share to get to taste more dishes.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Kathryn, Thank you for the 5 stars! I do agree with you that having more small dishes is way more fun and tastier way to dine here. See you again soon. K

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, good service and good was excellent!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Kenni, Thank you for the kind words. Please do come see us again soon. K

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D
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Way too expensive for what it is. Husbands special birthday I called and asked for a nice table but nothing. Variety of food isn't great for someone that doesn't eat sea food or is veg. Tacos, so expensive and pork was full of fat. Not a nice experience for us.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Dee, Sorry to hear that we could not meet your expectation during your visit. However, if you do choose to give us another try, please do contact me directly at kelvin@jinjuu.con just so we could look after you. K

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JM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

A flop eating here for me, from using the spp booking the table, I wanted to increase guest numbers. I tried 3 times but it still came back as confirming with the same number of ppl. In the last minute I called them by phone. I did state it was a Birthday meal celebration but as we were there I realised it was not noticed. Customer care was not good as I had felt uncomfortable and felt rushed . I think it was not just reminded on the app but verbally twice as soon as we arrived a few minutes earlier. The waiting staff were mostly leaning against a wall n doing nothing. The woman training a waiter was overwhelmingly loud. Food presented ok but really was tasteless. I was on my last couple of spoonfuls when a waitress prematurely brought our mains and my wife was gathering some plates just so she could plonk down the plates of food. It was like a shambles from then on as at that time I couldn't believe that there were still a few larger empty tables all night and the had the finasity to try rushing their customers. Toilets were filthy like the state of busy cheap bar's toilet with broken locks wet puddled floor with rubbish everywhere but without the graffiti. We went to a cafe nearby to make up the disappointment.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hi John, We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience with us was not satisfactory. Please do accept our sincere apology. I have looked into the concerns raised and communicated with the team. You could kindly contact me directly me at kelvin@jinjuu.con just so we could make amends. K

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K
London
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Is the second time I've been at jinJoo lately where the music is just too overpowering making it difficult to hear over the music and chatter from other diners and it is such a shame cause the food is great, the service delightful and I like going here

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 8 October 2019

Hi Kim, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the setting was too noisy for you. If you would prefer somewhere bit more intimate, please do not hesitate to request a table in our downstairs dining room. We would certainly try our best to accommodate you. At least we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the food and service nonetheless. :) K

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OT
London
56 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our waiter was really helpful.

BK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our chicken came out raw so we sent it back. It took a long time to come back, and when it did there was only 1 piece. Then it took even longer to get the second piece. The food once we got it was nice but overpriced. Service was rubbish.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Values and love the cauliflower appetizer 😋

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 4 October 2019

Great to know that you loved our KFC (v) :) Thanks for the 5 stars. K

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I did not enjoy this restaurant one bit. We came for my birthday after having seen a matinee show. On arrival, although we were a few minutes late our table wasn’t ready. When we sat down the maitre d came over a said he would serve half of our group alcohol but not the other half until we’d drunk some water and eaten some food. I guess we were a little tipsy but I found that a very patronising approach and it made one of the people with me who’d been singled out to ‘sober up’ extremely uncomfortable. To be honest we almost left at this point and I wish we had. The food was good, but the service was appalling. Some of our main courses were served so late, others in the party had almost finished eating by the time they arrived. One of the bibimbap meals was extremely burnt (they did remove this from our bill). Overall the restaurant was overpriced and a bit pretentious. I won’t go back.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thank you for your feedback. It was a most unfortunate situation where neither you nor us would have a happy ending. We fully stand by our team when it was brought to our attention that 3 of your guests could hardly function. There's no way that we could make it any more subtle to convey the idea that "we shall not serve you anymore alcohol". To be frank, should you have chosen to leave at that stage, we would have been glad to oblige. You are, of course, entitled to your clouded opinion. K

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DD
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice meal. We went for the Sunday brunch. I wouldn’t usually eat salmon but the little starter was delicious.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi DeeDee, Thank you for your lovely comment. Please visit again soon. K

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and had a nice selection of drinks. However, the price was not right for the standard we experianced.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 4 October 2019

Hi there, We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our food and drinks offerings. I would highly recommend trying out our weekend brunch which is extremely well priced (and delicious too!). Hopefully we shall see you again soon. K

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CS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great cocktails great atmosphere. Love this place.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the fantastic rating! Hopefully we shall see you again soon. K

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place 🙌🏻
Food is amazing

NN
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff are attentive, friendly, and not a long wait for the food! They were really sweet as it was my dad's borthday and provided a candle on the dessert. Food was delicious- chicken sliders were fantastic and the bibimbab was lovely too

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hello Nisha, Wonderful to hear that you had a great experience. Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon. K

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j
Oxford
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our lunch and meeting up with friends! Cocktails (Negronis), food and service were first class. We will definitely visit again! Thanks indeed.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the 5 stars! Our restaurant is definitely the sort of place for a drink or two to catch up with friends. Please do come visit again soon. K

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AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails

SO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting the restaurant - cocktails are designed beautifully and the food is cooked well. My only critique is that the food doesn't taste as authentic - almost as if some of the flavors were reduced or removed in response to the palate of their local customers. However, it is a wonderful experience and makes for a great night out.

Note: I’ve amended my rating after receiving feedback from the restaurant. I wasn’t aware that they consider their menu to be more fusion. My fault for not catching that!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi Susan, We are glad that you have chosen to dine with us again. Our dishes are in fact more on the fusion side and thus slightly toned down on the heat but more enhanced on the umami front. Still, it is good to hear that you have enjoyed it nonetheless. :) See you again soon. K

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MM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food came out streaming hot and delicious. Amazing spicy sauce. Looking forward to going back already

RC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It’s at a high traffic location, and as you can expect, it’s average, so if you are looking for authentic Korean food this is not the place to be (for one thing, it’s located at the tip of Chinatown, and not all Asian food are the same)

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 25 September 2019

Hello Rong, We are sorry to hear that we were not up to your expectation. Unfortunately, we are in fact not a traditional Korean food joint and thus the disappointment. I would highly recommend Tripadvisor as a platform to search for the more authentic sites. :) K

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H
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice atmosphere

RL
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The weekend brunch is fabulous! Great value for money and the food was fantastic! Very unusual brunch which was a nice treat and the service was great, all staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 17 September 2019

Hi there, Thank you for dining with us and we are glad to hear that you had a good time. Tbh, weekend brunch is also our favourite time too as it is chilled and fun. :) Hopefully we shall see you again soon. K

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NW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a bottomless brunch. Staff incredibly accommodating and happy to answer any questions we had about the food, prices etc. Relaxed ambience, great for people watching!

The bottomless brunch offer is a total of 90 minutes at £45 pp. You receive a starter sharing board (5 different dishes), one main, and one dessert. During this, you can choose either a Mojito or Bloody Mary to start, with bottomless wine, prosecco or beer (you can switch between these during).

The starter board was amazing, especially the Philly Cheesesteak Gyoza! Perfect sharing portions nad a great way to sample different dishes. For mains, we had the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) & Waffles, fantastic portion sizing and an equal balance of both flavour and spice in the chicken, with two delicious chive waffles. My only criticism on this dish would be that more sauce would've been amazing for this dish. For dessert, you are able to choose from 3 different flavours of ice cream/sorbet with fresh fruit. More choice on the dessert front would have been great but, I was very happy with the refreshing berry sorbet.

Overall for the price and sheer quality of food and service, I would highly recommend Jinjuu.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Absolutely loved the food here. Would be a full 5 stars, but we were seated downstairs (only couple down there for about 20 mins). Kind of lost the buzzy vibe that was present upstairs. Appreciate seating capacity and the table was lovely and was nice being near the kitchen but would have been a full 5 if we were seated upstairs. Will def be returning.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Olivia, Thank you for your positive feedback. Please do feel free to leave us a note or even better, call us directly in regards to your seating preference. We shall try our best to accommodate you. The ground floor defo is more fun! K

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely staff, cannot wait to go again soon!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Simone, Good to hear that you shall be returning. :) It's always nice to see returning faces. Best, K

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ER
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey . Highly recommended.

LE
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great taste and the gojuchuang sauce is just to die for

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars! Gochujang is just sooo addictive. I could add it to most dishes! See you again soon. K

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h
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated outside on a lovely sunny day sipping cocktails and dining on the most exquisite Korean flavours. Best of all were those truffle fries!!

MT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience of Korean food
Excellent
Service ambiance really tops
My daughter loves K pop and the pictures downstairs she loved
Definitely coming back

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 31 August 2019

Hi Martin, It is wonderful that you had a great first experience. Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit. K

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Lovely place, wonderful food, music a bit loud for conversation. Know that’s the trend, but this was a little more than we’d like for conversation

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We do have more of a party vibe over the weekend. However, your comment has been taken in and we shall review the general consensus. We hope to see you again soon. K

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I particularly enjoyed the Korean fried chicken sliders and sae-woo pops and my Pornstar martini. The truffle and seaweed fried were an interesting concept.

Look forward to returning soon. Many thanks.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi April, We are looking forward to your next visit too! I too have to agree that the prawn lollies are sooo addictive. :) K

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LV
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All ok but after 20.00 the noise was strong enough. Great food and courteous and attentive staff.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Luciano, Nice to know that the food and service were to your liking. I shall however, let the team know about the music level as it should not be over the top on a Thursday night. Anyway, we do hope that we shall see you again soon. K

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RN
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
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 on 21 August 2019

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 on 17 August 2019
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 on 21 August 2019

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
15 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
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 on 21 August 2019

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 on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is different. Tasty.

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

f
London
118 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
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 on 21 August 2019

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 on 16 August 2019
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 on 21 August 2019

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 on 15 August 2019

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
26 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 on 15 August 2019

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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