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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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  • 34
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic, best place to eat in St. John's

I was born and raised in Vancouver so I feel I have high standards when it comes to all types of Asian food and this place does not disappoint. By far, the best Korean food I've ever eaten!! Our kids also love it and beg us to go here every week. Food is made from scratch, the service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sam B
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was born and raised in Vancouver so I feel I have high standards when it comes to all types of Asian food and this place does not disappoint. By far, the best Korean food I've ever eaten!! Our kids also love it and beg us to go here every week. Food is made from scratch, the service is always... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They put a lot of effort into food and service. The food is consistently delicious. Food is great and they treat you right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This place does Korean well. Their bibimbab is delicious. However, their prices are pretty outrageous for what you get. They clearly take advantage of their local monopoly as comparable dishes anywhere else would be less than half the price. The service is also hit or miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I should have reviewed before now as I've been a number of times as part of a group. The service has always been near-perfect and the food is a great experience. The owner has always been a very accommodating hostess who always greets us with a smile. I would highly recommend J Korean of you want to experience an authentic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had dinner an amazing dinner last weekend! We loved the kimchi, veg and miso soup that came complimentary before our meal, and our main course of sushi and bibimbap was delicious!

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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about J Korean Restaurant

Address: 194 Duckworth Street | Klima, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-579-1133
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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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 - 19
  • 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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