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Jin Joo Korean Restaurant

98-020 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-5159
(808) 488-3355
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Ranked #38 of 149 Restaurants in Aiea
Cuisines: Korean
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English first
Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have Korean food all over the word and this one is great. I will come back on every trip. A little old but clean. Staff very nice...

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This little whole in the wall has excellent food. The combo plate is delicious and has a great variety!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The "Jin Joo Special" is the way to go for your first visit. After that, you will have a hard time deciding which dish you like best because everything is delicious.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place was an unexpected gem. We just wanted to try something different in this shopping center near our house. We have mainly only eaten Korean food at the homes of friends. If this is your first time, get the "Special" - can't miss it, it's the first thing on the menu. You'll get a full introduction to real Korean... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Been to maybe 12 Korean Restaurants in 3 states and in my opinion Jin Joo is my favorite for "pre plated" style korean. (The other being the kind you cook at your table.) I love this place. All who I've taken here say the same. The service is fast, and yes, the staff doesn't smile a whole lot...But I have... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012 via mobile

Definitely a hole in the wall but don't be put off by the looks. The food was a-one!

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Pearl City, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Too make a long story short. This is the worst Korean Restaurant I have ever been. It is actually not an authentic Korean Restaurant. I should have read yelp.com review on this restaurant before ordering take out. Worst service I ever had at a Korean Restaurant. She's known as the "MEAN AJUMA". (HAHAHA) That's really bad if several people mentioned... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

My family had never been to a Korean restaurant, so we decided to try Jin Joo. The restaurant is a small diner-type setup, and is fairly clean looking. The owner speaks very little English, but tries her best and makes good recommendations. The food was very good- the potato strips were delicious as was the kimchee and seaweed side dish.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Plate lunch specials provide healthy portions. The grilled BBQ entrees are cooked well although tend to be salty...almost everything seemed to have excessive salt. Service was nice.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Korean bbq plate was $12 and it came with chicken, pork, beef, a dumpling, some veggies. Atmostphere is non-existent. They do not take credit cards. But food is good an plentiful. Service was friendly.

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Additional Information about Jin Joo Korean Restaurant

Address: 98-020 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-5159
Phone Number: (808) 488-3355
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Aiea
Cuisine: Korean

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