Jinjuu Soho

4.3
773 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
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  • 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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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!
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 773 People Are Saying
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C
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food although the taco size was small. Good service. The final bill somehow seemed high compared to the experience. A lot of staff just seemed to be around at the entrance and ground floor. You’d think you don’t need two people at the, very small, entrance door. And there is a lot of ‘staff’ just hanging around, going in and out..

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Y
London
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Jinjuu, sat downstairs at the restaurant. Ambience was great, even though the place was packed it wasn't loud. Food was delicious and the service attentive. The short ribs are to die for! As is the "snickers" dessert. Great experience, we will be back :)

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

Stopped here for Saturday brunch and didn't quite know what to expect at first. But overall, Jinjuu is a fantastic spot for a weekend brunch, with great service and value for money. The brunch set menu (c. £27 for three courses) has a range of great options (and, far as I could tell, is the only way to get the Korean Fried Chicken and Waffles, which is a must).

Jinjuu's staff members are very friendly and accommodating, especially considering our set-menu switch outs to accommodate for a vegetarian party member. The food itself is great with a range of great starters and mains. We didn't venture very far into the dessert options though, opting for a sorbet finisher.

Would recommend for an early brunch, as Kingly Street is shockingly quiet until about noon or so (get an outside table if you can!).

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was incredible, service a little disappointing but the food definitely made up for it. Not to mention we didn’t have to wait long for the food at all.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant ever having eaten Korean food, and not knowing where it was what so ever. Finding the restaurant was a piece of cake! It is not too far from the Oxford Circus station. The food was absolutely delicious - I had the trio mandoo tasting plate and the beef bulgogi as well as the kimchi plate. I completely recommend it! My first experience with Korean food was amazing - if you’ve never tried K-food, Jinjuu is the place to go! The waiting staff were all lovely and welcoming, although they were quite busy, which explains why it was hard to grab their attention. The noise level was moderate - quiet enough to have a conversation but loud enough so the atmosphere was lively. Price wise, it is a bit pricey, which is true of most restaurants in central London. Overall, I’ve had a good experience and I will definitely come here again.

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BK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was really looking forward to the fried chicken but it wasn’t as tasty as I’d recalled from my last visit a few months ago. The batter was almost bland and the spicy sauce that accompanies it was more like soy rather than a typical spicy sauce.
Wine was very good and service great - waiter was attentive although I’d like to be given my own water jug to fill up my glass at my own convenience. The restaurant was very cold from the air conditioning and my waiter tried to close the vents but could still feel it. I was very grateful that he at least tried

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The brunch menu is nice, but nothing out of the ordinary, and it's a bit annoying that at least two people have to order the set menu instead of letting people make their own choices.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing! I had a great time

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but waited ages for dessert and then it wasn’t that great. Main dishes outstanding and overall quality is wonderful!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and irresistible cocktails! Our party of 3 opted for a selection of 8 sharers so we could sample the broad menu of innovative dishes. Result = Out of this world tastes! The beef tacos, the tuna, the kimchi fried rice and the mushroom and truffle dumplings were among my favourites. Service was excellent. Everyone was so friendly and attentive.They even surprised me with candles as they found out it was my birthday.
Thanks for the culinary experience - bravo! Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, dessert especially was incredible (snickers thing)

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m
London
117 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant stop in Soho. Buzzy bar and restaurant. Service overkeen with me being asked what I would like to eat whilst dining companion was in the toilet with neither of us having looked at the menu! Philly cheesesteak dumplings and the chicken sliders were standout. Other dishes fine but nowhere near as exciting. Nice cocktail but food and cocktails not cheap.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat upstairs near the bar so was a little noisy but the food is very good and exactly what you expect. Do try the cocktails and make sure you order the fried chicken. Love those little sauce bottles too.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place food was amazing yum yum...

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HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat. Having seen Judy Juu cooking her Korean Fried Chicken with James Martin on Saturday kitchen, my husband and I couldn’t wait to try it. It was even better than expected. Great atmosphere, lovely cocktails and wonderful food. Great evening.

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AJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Noisy, Cramped & Slow Service
Customers were very "Loud", difficult to have a conversation with my wife.
Small tables, very close together, Not enough room on the table for the plates and dishes.
No room between the tables, Bumped into while seated, by waiters and guests as they passed you.
Very busy and had to keep waiting for service and the next course to arrive, and an even longer time for the bill, & for them to take our payment.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere and service received from the moment we walked in. Our dish was a generous portion of Korean gourmet Bibimbap, along with traditional wine and a very interesting dessert at the end called Yuja Cannoli. I would definitely go back to that place. Overall, we both were very pleased and full.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant tucked away in busy London. We got the K Street set menu and were not disappointed. Food delicious and very well presented and some drama. Service great too. Will be returning.

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ES
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! I have visited this little gem in Soho for a dinner and everything, from service to food has been impeccable! Great choice of Korean food and amazing cocktails. I'll definitely be back and cannot recommend it enough.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food, nice staff, but too expensive for what it is. If it were cheaper I'd go back.

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiters/waitresses were all to junior and unexperienced. First only 1 person in our company did get her main course but without the ordered side dish. Then two persons were served their plain rice bowls but not main dish. Luckily the manager interferred and took everything back to the kitchen, so in the end we were served a proper dinner. The food was delicous, but noise level a bit high.

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JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had been waiting a while to come and try Jinjuu. The restaurant lived up to expectations and served up some amazing food. The only slight let down was the ability to drawer the server’s attention, although that didn’t spoil the overall experience. I would whole heartedly recommend Jinjuu and will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

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C
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I decided to go for the brunch which was definitely worth the money.
We had 3 courses for 27£ and the food quality was very good too.

We sat outside near the DJ pult but still it was relatively quiet and we didn't realise how busy it actually was inside.

I would definitely recommend the starter platter especially the Gyoza with cheese, very delicious. Overall, the staff was very friendly and accommodating which made the experience great too.

I will definitely come back to either have dinner and Jinju or potentially choose the brunch offer again but with different mains.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We decided to try Jinjuu for the ambientance and food. Upstairs was nice but we were assigned a table downstairs and it turned up being completely quiet and smelling of fried food as it was next to the kitchen. Food was good but since the price you pay includes the general ambientance of the restaurant we were disappointed. We also asked few times to be placed at a table upstairs but the waiter always told us they were all booked. Since we are both smokers, we often went out and came back in and always noticed there were many tables not reserved. Based on this I don’t think I would be back to JinJuu and would not recommend the place to a friend

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious selection of korean sharing plates in a lively atmosphere. Perfect for a date night or with a group of freinds.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good service and the staff was very friendly. Took very good care of us. And I love the food since it was our first time visiting the place.

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DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had our first Korean meal at this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Didn’t know what to expect but the food was outstanding and we came out full converts. The staff were very helpful in explaining the menu and the “form” and overall it rounded off our very special day. We will certainly be back.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The bulgogi beef bibimbap tasted great
and so fresh, the gochujang sauce was just spicy enough to really enhance the dish. Very attentive service, excellent drinks selection and different seating areas.

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BK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to JinJuu on a recommendation from Time Out
Lovely experience
Food Amazing
Couldn’t fault the staff - lovely evening

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, really attractive decor, perfect for friends, dates or meetings.

Food is very tasty with pertly of options and great value.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food at London prices. Nice, clean with good service. Special occasion then this is a special place.
Good choice of food for everyone and the desserts are difficult to pick from as all sound so nice. If in London then book in advance as gets very busy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal outside! Great upscale-casual spot.

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DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a rainy day at lunchtime, so it wasn't very crowded. All the food was delicious; our favourite was the fried chicken, YUM. We would definitely go back.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was delicious as always!
Great for a every night dinner.
Authentic but modern.
It was a bit noisy but nothing terrible.
Thanks for the great night

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Delicious food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DJ was brilliant on Saturday ! This restruant never disappoints.

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