Jin Ju

Jin Ju

5203 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
(773) 334-6377 serving: Uptown, Far North Side
open:Sun-Tue 5pm-9:30pm; Wed-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Date Spot, $$, Open 7 Days, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Local Favorite, Private Rooms, Cash, Discover Accepted, Korean, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Specialty Cocktails, Diners Club Accepted, Quiet, Romantic Dining,

The Low Down


Parking: Like most Chicago streets, Clark requires ticketed parking, payable at several machines along the strip. For two hours, you’ll shell out $4.25.

Where to Sit: Don’t judge a storefront by its main dining room. There’s a whole other room to the left rear built for date nights and larger groups. With flickering candlelight, low banquette tables and sultry trip hop, the atmosphere is too cozy to leave for the noisier establishments along this stretch of Andersonville.

The Extras: A mouth full of kimchee begs for a palate cleanser like the signature ginger ice cream, a mild and creamy finale.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Korean fare goes modern at this stylish spot with a small sit-down bar up front, dark-wood tables and a large mirror decorating deep crimson walls. Savvy servers fluently explain the exotic offerings on the menu, while the kitchen refines…
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Well executed, a nice find
By kikuchiyo at Citysearch

I am a lover of Korean food, however not quite as adventurous as some korean restaurants demand. I found Jin Ju to be a good common grond for some... Read More

Citysearch Editorial Review
By Valerie Moloney at Citysearch

While the no-frills barbecues in Koreantown hold a rightful place in Chicago cuisine, locals needed a fancier spot to indulge in bulgogi--without w... Read More

Authentic Korean with a Chicago Flare
By treeman23 at Citysearch

Our server was polite, informative and speedy. The restaurant did not feel like a Korean restaurant, but the food was definitely SPOT ON! The menu ... Read More

Amazing Food!
By mybffisstacey at Citysearch

yyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmm\r the bbq beef is delicious u have to try it! thats all i get there! go there now! Read More

Jin Ju is a Pearl!
By chambanagrad at Citysearch

The name Jin Ju translates to pearl in Korean and it translates to that as a restaurant too. I grew up eating some Korean food, but as an adult I ... Read More