Jinjuu Soho

4.3
896 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Korean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Birthdays
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.

Special Offers

Express Lunch Set Menu £12.50

Get a nice lunch at Jinjuu, choose your main course with free choice of side and a drink for only £12.50. One main from our express lunch menu, a special every day put together by our chef, with a free choice of side dish and free choice of drink.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 January 2019

Ends: 1 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-16:30

What 896 People Are Saying
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GW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect meal with just the right amount of spice. Service was friendly but non intrusive. Prices are moderate but the portions are generous. Highly recommended.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As ever an amazing meal at one of my favourite London haunts. We tend to order a wide array of the dishes on the menu and share because there’s no way I could choose one or two.

The Korean fried chicken is exceptional, as are the sliders, the dumplings and the tacos.

I love this place. Can’t wait to go back and experience more of Judy Joo’s creative genius.

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

2nd time here, great food, fun atmosphere. Would recommend

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FL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok. Food is not as authentic. Portions are small.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Downstairs was very cold. Ask for seating in the street level if you dont want to freeze. I ordered hot stone to warm up!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On the night that I was at Jin Juu, dining with friends, we had good service and excellent food. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Soho. The signature Korean fried chicken takes a lot of beating.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative Korean with tasty cocktails

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, friendly service, authentic Korean drinks.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great place as always - my partner enjoyed it too. I had booked this for an anniversary dinner and they usually would do something cute as I have previously been for a couple of birthdays. Sadly, they did not on this occasion. It would have been the perfect icing on the cake.

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IO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent! I'm a big fan of Asian cuisine and this restaurant did not disappoint.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place& Great Food! Very friendly service! TopOfTheTop!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!! The food is so, so good and one of my favourite places to go - I'll be back soon!

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RO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Save your time and money. Better options directly down the street. However, if your looking to flex on your friends or feel good about your bank account status...go for it!

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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! Went a year ago and was worried about going back because was so good the first time but it did not disappoint! Had the tasting menu which was incredible from first to last course and paired with some cocktails made for a special night!! Can't recommend this place enough

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TI
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Jinjuu with my partner for new years eve. Staff were very friendly and very polite, food was awesome, even though it does not have many veggie options, the ones I tried were very yummy. Cocktails and beer was great too. Really enjoyed it there and want to come back.

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m
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Jinjuu and we'll be back. Very friendly place, excellent Korean food and the playlist of music was great (not too loud).

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VJ
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration.

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not bad but nothing really stood out food wise. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Second time I've been, service was not as great as first. However, staff downstairs were great, compared to those serving upstairs - 3 of whom were more interested in chatting away at the front desk than providing a good service. Not a great start. Food is good, but it depends on what you pick as some of it can be too salty or then bland. It was busy but not packed so no excuse for not producing great food every time. Hoping that this spot can up its substance to match its style.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Everything was good. Good service and atmosphere.

The only thing I was disappointed was the lack of options in the menu. It was missing classic Korean dishes like: Seafood Pancake, Rice cake, Bulgogi etc.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very nice though portion was a bit small.
I really liked the fried chicken which was tender and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
The chapchae and bosam were also nice.
I also recommended to try the signature mocktails.

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NZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked it here, great service. My food was mostly good but could have been more pork in the bibimbap. Nice cocktails and good happy hour- 2 for 1 would be great though. Was busy and vibrant, great for a group dinner.

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HW
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fab food and lovely atmosphere. Definitely coming back for more!!

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food...the signature Korean fried chicken is amazing! Service was fantastic - really attentive and friendly!

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Not great, food is average, service hit and miss, nice atmosphere but very loud. Was expecting more not great value.

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LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food and a superb atmosphere!

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ID
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I've had jinjuu for lunch plenty of times and absolutely love it. Brought my girlfriend for the first time for dinner and we ordered bibimbap. Unfortunately her egg was significantly overcooked and mine was too so there was no runny yolk. The bibimbaps then became quite dry and it just was not a flavorful experience. Was really gutted by this as I frequently get my lunch from here but sadly this was a poor experience for me

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AN
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with an even more delicious desert. Patbingsu deserves a place in the Hall of Desserts

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C
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food and nice cocktails and not too badly priced. Decent surroundings and friendly staff.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for the K street menu. Everything was excellent

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BM
London
33 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good however the service was terrible. Our waiter cared more about fixing his mustache and hair than looking after us. He spilt a drink on the table and then swore. We had to ask for the table to be wiped as he saw us cleaning it with our napkins so didn't bother to make much effort in assisting. He was also visibly annoyed when we weren't ready to order as asked for more time. The total cost of the bill was not good value unfortunately though the food was tasty.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Quick service. Not too pricey. Quite noisy

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

- Location is in the midst of buzz; the neighbourhood is actually great!
Food is good quality but not value for money; the seating is quite cramped.
- Service is quite poor; some of the things we ordered never got delivered to the table!

Overall, an OK place to go if you can find less cramped space inside the restaurant..

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E
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here! Made my partners birthday really special! Amazing cocktails, food and atmosphere!

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, excellent food. Bit noisy for me but may be ideal for others. I just don't like loud environment.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excelent. We have tried set menu and everything was just delicious. Even my fiance, who doesn't like seafood, ate shrimps and fish and said it was great. Guy, who took care of our table, was realy nice. Perfect service. For sure we will be back again for this delicious mini burgers and lollipops.

My only concerns are about lady at front door. She asked me where I am from and made face without comment, what made me feel uneasy. And she was walking around floor and touching other staff bottom. Maybe it's a way like they work together but it should be kept away form guest sight.

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RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and great atmosphere. The waiters and waitress were very attentive but not overly. Would defo recommend if you like Korean food!

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and prompt service. Seats a little uncomfortable, but wouldn’t put me off coming again.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and quick service, but a little over priced. But overall can’t complain and is nice to treat yourself now and then.

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