Jinjuu Soho

4.3
950 reviews
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Korean
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.
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London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, quick service

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FV
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food, great ambience. Loved the soundtrack and the bathrooms!

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OG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Tasty and fun!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Price range was good, although better description in menu would be helpful.

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DD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and good service although cramped and noisy

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great, the environment was calm and service was on point. I highly recommend the Korean fried chicken, Jap chae, dumplings and the special fries! Definitely returning back for more!

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Bar that prepare nice Modern Korean dishes, a Gem for foodie who is looking for Modern Korean.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool space, it wasn't obvious there was a whole other dining room downstairs. Food was awesome: my party recommends the Korean Fried Chicken and the Wild Mushroom & Truffle Mandoo to start. Our vegetarian was happy with the Crispy Tofu Bibimbap while the carnivores enjoyed Bossom Pork Belly. Quantities are good: we all left with full tummies! Service couldn't be beat: our server didn't hover, but it didn't take more than a second or two to get her attention when we wanted another treat or a glass refilled. Only regret is that we didn't try the Sae-Woo (prawn) Pops, a signature dish, but we will next time. We plan to make this a regular stop whenever we're in London!

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MV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Second time I’ve been to Jinju. First experience waa great. I noticed a lot of difference on the food quality on my second visit. The chicken taste bland. In fact even the kimchi fried rice and bibimbap were all bland. I could taste the salt but there seems to be no other tastes like herbs etc. I took my friend there as I was raving about it. I was so embarrased after. The food quality and the price we paid for definitely don’t match.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was quite expensive for the quality and quantity. Tasty but nothing really mind blowing in terms of flavours. Everything was a bit under seasoned flavoured.

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AA
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Couldn’t fault the food, service, etc. Will definitely be going back!

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tables ar e a little cramped with all the food that is served for the brunch but the food is extremely delicious, would highly recommend it . The cocktails are delicious too.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Felt we were rushed out the restaurant, our food order was incorrect. The waiter was rather rude, taking away glass and plates when we weren’t finished. Although, the food was good - the service ruined the experience for me.

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O
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We went for the lunch which is not as advertised on opentable - the restaurant have another lunch menu which has very limited choices and offers Bimbap at an elevated price as they charge for extras such as beef or chicken. No drink included. This seems utterly stingy as the dish is basically rice and an egg. However the other starters were delicious and plentiful.
We were surprised to be asked to remove some chocolate in a bag from the table top “for health and safety reasons”.Difficult to imagine what those health and safety reasons are!
I think that the lunch offering was poor considering they would not honour the deal as advertised - the service was not fabulous. Not sure I’d return.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very loud pop music in upstairs bar... not really a good restaurant atmosphere. Korean fried cauliflower practically raw. Sent it back and they were very apologetic and asked if I wanted anything instead of it so they were good about it. They took it off the bill. Other food was ok but not great. A bit expensive for what it is but cocktails were good. Would not go again as generally too expensive and bad atmosphere.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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SF
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, everything was delicious and fresh tasting! Great atmosphere too.

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BA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. We booked this for a birthday meal but it would be amazing for any occasion, even a romantic evening. We were four and decided to get a mix of the starters (and we ordered more again as so good). Will be going back again that’s for sure.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful place!
Would definitely recommend to a friend
Good value for groups of people 😁
Great ambience 🌟

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wow! What a truly horrendous experience! Terrible quality food for extortionate prices!

So firstly, myself and a colleague went here for the “Set Menu” lunch. Don’t be fooled by the £12.95 price tag. If you want any protein with your over cooked rice, then that’s extra! £5 or 4 pieces of thin beef, £3 for two tiny cubes of Tofu.
We were asked if we had any dietary requirements before we ordered and I said that I was lactose intolerant (More about this later)
So let’s start with the starter in the set meal. Both me and my colleague had the "KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN LOLLIES" This was some of the worst quality chicken I have ever eaten! It was low cost and low quality thigh meat. The amount of fat and what looked like veins was ridiculous, no wonder they make so much money in this place. It was like chewing through un-rendered fat and connective tissue. When I said to the somewhat rude and patronizing waitress how unhappy I was, she tried everything in her power to defend the terrible quality of the starter, hoping I wouldn’t imagine to take it further but I did. I asked for the Tofu starter as I didn't want another awful chicken experience.
This took 20 minutes to arrive at my table. The first order which was both starters and mains only took 7 minutes.
So i ordered the Tofu starter and two Tofu sliders came to the table (Both with a brioche buns, NOT Dairy free!!) so i couldn't eat them but they still charged me! The whole experience was then told to the ridiculously patronizing and I use the word very lightly "Manager" who did everything to suggest that the complaint was invalid. Some of the most unprofessional management skills I have ever seen and due to the nature of my job, I eat out a lot. For some reason the is a Michelin Star in the window, they should be sued under the trades description act. Myself and my colleague and as of now the whole of my company will be avoiding this place in the future.
Avoid at all costs!!! Hope this review helps you! Save your Money!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Absolutely terrible experience
We had booked this especially since it offered a late night dining option
We arrived at 22.45 and were given a menu
We ordered some starters and the waitress was clear we wanted to order mains after
She did not suggest that we order at the time and a little later when we asked to order again we were given their limited menu.
We asked the same waitress what time last orders would be - she informed us 12.30
At 12 we wanted to order more food and tried but were told the kitchen was closed
The decent thing to do would be to inform us that the kitchen was closing
The waitress then tried to defend herself by saying this was not her area
The manager was no better and really left us with a all over terrible experience
I really would not recommend going here again
Do yourselves a favour and avoid this place

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really nice. The food was great but the music was very very loud. And I am not old.

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the most delicious food!!! Good music too and great cocktails x

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING every bite was orgasmic, lovely spot, lovely staff. Was a great experience

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing good, nothing bad- it’s all average

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was 10/10. Starters were the highlight by far. Bulgogi Beef main was incredible and tasted fantastic, ambience was amazing and one of the staff gave my partner a free mascara and lip treatment voucher as a gift, as well as other people dining. Very good experience, will be going again!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice staff, nice food just not many veggie options. Downstairs is quite noisy and a little chilly.

Wouldn’t visit again for valentines but maybe just for a light lunch.

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Z
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was just OK, nothing amazing. Some of the dishes were a little too westernised for my liking.

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k
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

lovely food, all very taste and lots of it. Cold cold air-con, both myself and other people in the restaurant kept coats and scarfs on.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is super fantastic. It was the best meal I have ever eaten.
The staff were amazingly helpful. I can't find anything bad to say. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you to this restaurant and its staff

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j
London
52 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan menu, great location and the staff were lovely! Will he visiting again :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!! Highly recommend!

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, amazing value and great surroundings & atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Before dining a pre dinner drink at the bar is a must, mixologists are on hand to guide you through a good selection of Asian infused cocktails. Morning Dew and Lychee Lover were our firm faves.
For starters we ordered, the Korean Fried Chicken, Beef Dumplings and the Kimchee Soup, we couldn’t fault it and were happy with our choices.
For the main we all ordered the Bibimbap it was everything you’d expect it to be, authentic, full of flavour and portion sizes were great.
A two course meal with 2 cocktails and service charge came to under 40 quid. We couldn’t ask for more, I’ll definitely be back to try the Bulgogi Beef fillet and seared Tuna for sure, with my dancing shoes in tow!
A great place to dine or drop in for pre/post dinner cocktails. With a great buzz and feel in the heart of soho, just around the corner from Carnaby street. Laid back and relaxed atmosphere! Staff very friendly, attentive but not intrusive. Music was so good you’ll find yourself dancing in your seat between courses! Scratch that you’ll be bopping from the time the dj starts. If you’re looking for a quite venue I’d advise an earlier booking, or ask to be seated downstairs. Our table was booked for 9:45pm
Toilets were clean (added bonus hand moisturiser). I’m always very happy to find a decent lotion in the restrooms. Small details can leave a big impact!
Thanks Jinjuu for making a good night out with friends great!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with insane flavours!!! Wait staff were lovely and attentive!

Would recommend!!

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KK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the dishes we tried were really tasty like the fried chicken with the sauces, miso sea bass and short rib. But I felt the beef fillet in my bibimbap was over done/dry. We had the snickers dessert and green tea shaved ice both were really yummy! Overall a good night out.

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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely will return, food was lovely and was a great pre theatre choice!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything we had from the set lunch menu. Full flavours and generous portions. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great decor and ambiance, will definitely come back

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was good, however service was substandard considering the amount of staff. They seemed to be more concerned with dancing to the excessively loud music than serving customers. The volume was such that I could barely maintain a conversation with my table partner. We ate up and left quickly.

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