Jinjuu Soho

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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/
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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Dreadful. My first and last time in this restaurant

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Leider kamen unsere Hauptspeise komplett versetzt bei 4 Personen
Der erste war fertig dann kam das Essen für den letzten
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MB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked last minute and honestly couldn't have picked a better restaurant, the food and the ambiance was excellent!

CW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the bottomless brunch for my brother’s birthday. The food was incredible with great portion sizes, the sharing start boarder was definitely the highlight. Lovely vibe and our servers were very friendly and wanted to help. You get your money’s worth with the bottomless option as my drink was never empty! Would highly recommend and will be going again.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Cerys, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are dead chuffed that you have enjoyed our bottomless brunch. As a bottomless aficionado myself, I most certainly would hate to have an empty glass! Please do come visit us again. K

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SM
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we have been to in ages. Fab food, loved the set menu & flight of shots. Great music, friendly staff - can’t wait to go back!!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi there, We are delighted to see all the 5 stars from you, thank you so much! You should totally come visit us on DJ weekends as it's defo the highlight of the week. Best, K

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Western style korean food, was delicious and would come back. The waiter cleared the plates while one of our friends was still eating which was rude but apart from that everything we ate was amazing.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review despite the slight flaw. Please be assured that your experience would be shared with the team for improvements. Please do come visit again soon. K

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MC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Not cheap, but doesn’t stop us going back!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Mark, Thanks for your return visits! I would highly recommend you to try our bottomless brunch which is known for it's amazing value and legendary top-ups. :) See you soon. K

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty and different. We shared a selection of starters rather than a starter and main course. We enjoyed the different flavours and the prawn lollipops were really nice. The rest was very good too. It was a pre theatre supper.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Joanna, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. I have to agree with you that the prawn lollies are just sooo addictive! Please do visit us again soon. K

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LK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, music was amazing, service was amazing.
Brilliant night

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was very nice. The japchae, salmon and avocado sashimi starter was especially delicious. Overall enjoyed the evening, the atmosphere and service was amazing, very accommodating with my allergies.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad to know that we could help you with your requirements. Please do come visit us again soon. K

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

lovely service, food was prepared very quickly. great experinec

Jinjuu Soho
Responded 6 hours ago

Hey there, Thanks for the feedback. Please do come visit us again soon. K

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NR
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!! One of the best restaurants in London !!!
Top Music / Playlist

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money, with delicious and varied food

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars, Mysterion. :)

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J
London
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food but a little cramped and quite pricey for the portion sizes.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi John, Thank you for the feedback. Glad to know that you enjoyed the food. We would most certainly recommend you to try our weekend brunch which is known for it's amazing value. :) K

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food great! Jinjuu takes traditional Korean and makes it even better

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Arshi, We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your visit. Please do come back and try our new spring menu in the coming month! K

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LM
London
44 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second visit and still a phenomenal dining experience. Loads of veggie options and the bibimbap with crispy tofu is to die for.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thanks for the kind words Lee. I have to agree that the tofu lollies are sooo addictive! I always sneak a piece out myself if I could! :) K

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CG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, excellent food and incredibly attentive staff

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Christine, Thank you for such a great rating. I am sure the team would be delighted to know that you have had a great time. See you again soon. K

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M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Nice atmosphere. Very cozy and nice place for a night out with friends or for a date night. Not the cheapest but good price for what you get. Would recommend.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Mona, Thanks for the lovely feedback. You should totally visit on a Sat night if you are in a party mood. It's electric! K

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HV
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was lovely but thought the bottomless element was quite stingy and staff were very rude when we asked to be topped up for a final time. Based on that I wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend to others, there are far better bottomless brunches to be had in London.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Holly, We are disappointed to hear that you were dissatisfied with your bottomless brunch experience. Unfortunately, we would have to refute the claims in this instance. Your server constantly topped up your glasses throughout the service and I never saw it went below 50% at anytime. 125 min into your 90 min session, you requested a top up to which we declined. You then accused us for not topping you up enough which was untrue. Other reviews of our bottomless brunch speak for itself. K

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BG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had lovely food and drink. The brunch starter sharing platter was delicious, and the mains were so generous that no one finished. Good cocktails and Prosecco. We struggled to get the attention of waiting staff a couple of times, but otherwise perfect.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Beth, Thank you for the positive feedback. Please do accept our apology for the slightly flawed service. Weekend brunch can be a bit hectic but we do try our best to go around as best as we could! :) We do hope to see you again soon. K

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was pretty disappointed as I'd left a note asking the restaurant to bring out a dessert for my mums birthday. When it came to ordered we'd all said no, however it would have been suspicious if I'd ordered one as I'm not eating sugar. I tried to subtly gesture to the waiter to bring something out and he said "WHAT" really loudly over the table giving the game away completely. Nothing was brought out for my mum and I really wanted her to feel special. Would have left a much higher review if this had been executed correctly :(

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Chelsea, Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our sincere apology for not being able to meet your expectation in this occasion. We have already shared your comments with the rest of the team just so we would deliver a better experience in the future. If you would be so kind to give us another try, please do contact me directly at kelvin@jinjuu.con and we shall be sure to look after you. K

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T
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and cocktails were absolutely divine. One big draw-back to our experience was the restaurant appeared to transform into a House club at around 10pm. We had a late booking for 9.30pm on a Saturday night. On arrival, we noticed a DJ in the corner. Music levels at that point were loud-ish but to be expected for a Saturday night Soho dining experience in a busy restaurant.

But by 10pm, the volume was up very high, to the extent that we couldn’t hear each other speak at all and the bass line had started to resonate through our plates...and teeth. Half the diners had finished and were up on their feet dancing, while the other half of the restaurant was still eating. It’s a small venue, so it made for quite an awkward experience for the people still eating.

We eventually asked to be moved to the downstairs area, where the volume was less obnoxious. It was helpful also that the music also eventually progressed from droning House music to general party tunes (think Beyoncé etc).

Overall, I would recommend but, at the risk of sounding like an old lady, if you want to hear your companions speak, or aren’t a fan of House/dance music maybe avoid later bookings on a Saturday night.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hi Toni, Thank you so much for the detailed review. We are glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks. We completely agree that weekends at Jinjuu is a bit more bar orientated towards the later part of the evening. That's why we are more than happy to accommodate any diners who wish to have a more relaxed experience, should they wish to be seated downstairs. All in all, thank you for the recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. K

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HK
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night and great food. Music selection was excellent!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hi there, Wonderful to hear that you had a great evening with us! Please do party with us again soon. K

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J
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The mandus were amazing, the bibimbab was good but nothing to write home about.
Place was a bit loud - more like a bar than a restaurant. Which is fine, but I wouldn't go there for deep conversations.

PA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The starters were delicious but unfortunately we waited nearly 1 hour for the mains to arrive despite repeatedly asking our waiter. We had theatre tickets so had less than 10 mins to eat them before needing to leave and then had to run to the theatre. Less than ideal

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please accept our sincere apology for the delay to your service. That was indeed rather unusual. If you would be so kind to give us another try, please do contact me directly at kelvin@jinjuu.con and I shall be sure to look after you. K

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SW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been twice in the past month or so and it's been perfect both times. Amazing food, lovely staff, great atmosphere.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hi Stuart, Thank you so much for the rating! Please do come back to see us again soon. :) K

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CC
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Venue has a nice chilled trendy feel, it would be perfect if it were a little bigger in size. The food and service has always been amazing, on every occasion I’ve visited. Especially the reception and the down stairs waitress staff. Overall it’s a great restaurant with fabulous food, a decent wine and cocktail list. It’s affordable and the DJ takes it to another level...Ultimate fun and cool vibes!!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Cici, We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the visits time and time again. Your feedback shall be shared with the team and I am sure they would be dead chuffed too. We shall see you again soon. K

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P
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Amazing music - arriving to Gloria is the way to go - and the 80s hits kept coming. thank you

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi Pigeons, :) We are glad to hear that you had a great visit! Isn't the 80's just great? Hopefully you join us again soon. K

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AF
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Vibe of restaurant is very trendy and a cool concept. The starters sharing board is delicious, especially the dumplings and the fried chicken is cooked to perfection. Mains are also tasty but too pricey.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing helped us pick the best choice, noted that I wanted to make a special occasion sparklers with desert. Drinks were perfect made to what we wanted. My favorite place in London

AE
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and decor. Staff didn't have much understanding of the menu or speak english. Also none of them were asian. Music was loud and the type you'd get in a club

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Alex, Thank you for the feedback. It is good to hear that you have enjoyed the food. We do aim to provide as much on job training to our serving staff in terms of their language skills so please do bear with us. We hope to see you again soon. K

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, will definitely be back!

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Raja, Thank you so much for all the stars. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! K

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CO
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was really happy to see Makgeolli in the drink menu.
The food wasn't bad, but I personally prefer more classic Korean dishes. (Didn't really impressed me to have sliders or tacos with bulgogi.
Volume was good for the price.
Food service was really fast. But It was really clear that they wanted us out as soon as possible. Table allocation was limited for 1h 45 min for 2 people, and the waiters asked us so many times to remind this and made sure that we are out of the restaurant by then. It kind of killed the mood when you want to enjoy relaxing dinner.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi there, We are glad that the general experience of your visit was positive. I have to agree that Makgeolli is so underrated! Please do accept our apology if we have made you feel rush as we do operate a 1h 30min return time policy with tables of 2. We do, however, try to extend that if given any opportunity. We do hope that you could give us another try during weekdays when it's not as busy. K

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OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food is salty.

F
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food but overpriced. It was too loud and a bit too much like a nightclub. Also, please take down the pictures of the young Korean pop stars in the gents toilet. Very pervy.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Fred, Thank you for leaving us the feedback. I do completely understand that the ambience can be a bit more lively during the festive season. I could assure you that we are back to normal during weekdays. As for the posters... they are the talking point of our customers and in a good way. :) You haven't seen what's in the ladies... K

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CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, but every better vibes, was just a great place to be even on a Monday night! Service was faultless.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks Christina for your lovely rating! We shall be sure to let the team know that you have had a great time soaking in the fun. K

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service. Had table downstairs - good atmosphere and not loud.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hey Marko, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very chuffed to know that your visit has been pleasant. Please be assured that your comments has been taken on board and we are looking forward top welcoming you again soon. K

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A
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food is great itself, however, it is more of a fusion than Korean. As I have been to Korea a few times, I find the food here disappointing if I have to compare. And for what it costs, the food should taste more Korean as it is a "Korean restaurant" and the portions should be bigger, maybe a sharable size as Asian food itself is more about sharing than small single portions. Cocktails are great though. All in all, too pricey for the portion and the taste.

Jinjuu Soho
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Astrid, Thank you for your honest feedback. Quite rightly so, we are no where near traditional Korean. We do, however, encourage sharing as you suggested. And hence the large selection of small dishes. We are currently running a January promo with a tasting menu which is based on the said concept. We would be delighted if you so choose to give us another try. K

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a
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Would definitely recommend.

LM
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food; went pre theatre and the booze offers are worth a visit on their own; beautiful dining room too