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J Korean Restaurant

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194 Duckworth Street | Klima, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G5, Canada
+1 709-579-1133
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Experience

This was our first trip to the J Korean, and I was very pleased. The service as exceptional. We were new to the menu so we depended on our server for info. She was very patient, finding out what we like and then made suggestions from the menu. Our order was ready quickly and the food though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Peter M
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our first trip to the J Korean, and I was very pleased. The service as exceptional. We were new to the menu so we depended on our server for info. She was very patient, finding out what we like and then made suggestions from the menu. Our order was ready quickly and the food though different from what... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We treated our selves to another meal at J Korean Restaurant this week. It was so delicious. The Be Bim Bab still has my mouth watering. The service was prompt and polite and helpful. They explained unfamiliar dishes to us. The food came piping hot and at a good pace for a weekday evening meal. All in all, I can't... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been here several times, and every single time it has been excellent. It's always fresh, authentic and is definitely the closest you are getting to the real thing - in fact, most menu items taste exactly like what you'd get in Korea. We've tried a few different places in town over the last few months,... More 

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Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was immediately turned off when I ordered a large glass of wine which I was told was 8 ozs but when it arrived it was clearly not even 6 ozs. I asked if it had been measured but it had not & @ nearly $10/glass I was somewhat taken aback. The server begrudgingly took my glass & returned with... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I'd eat here every single day if I could. I can't get their bibimbap out of my miiiiind. I tried making it myself, but it wasn't the same. This place makes such delicious food! It's my favourite restaurant in downtown St. John's. I can't get enough of this place. The restaurant isn't decorated traditionally, it's mostly stuff the owner likes,... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

What a great spot! It's not pretentious, expensive or crowded. The menu is pretty extensive so ask for a recommendations if you are not familiar. The most popular dish is probably the stone bibimbap, which I am craving right now. Nice family setting but also perfect for a romantic meal or a fun time with friends.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Amazing food, goreous setting, everything looks clean and the staffs are very nice. Will definitely go there again!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We went out for a romantic meal, and were met by friendly staff but uninspired. No enthusiasm about the menu when asked what they recommend. I would say they put this place together on a tight budget or at least that is how it felt. Table was greasy and the condiments has dried on food (or at least I hope... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After reading numerous reviews I decided to come here and was not disappointed. The menu is diverse. I ended up getting the Bulgogi Salad and the Soon Tofu. You can never go wrong with Bulgogi on lettuce. It was light and tasty. The soon tofu had all the right ingredients but it didn't seem dense enough compared to traditional soon... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped here for lunch as we were looking for something different. Place was empty but it smelled so good we decided to stay. Everything was absolutely delicious, and prices seemed fair givrn the quality. It was lacking ambiance, but perhaps it gets livelier at night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Duckworth Street | Klima, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-579-1133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?