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Jin Joo Korean Restaurant

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98-020 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-5159
+1 808-488-3355
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

the staff is ruder than ever I can see they don't really care how the customer feels I don't know if this is because of the language barrier but I have know other restaurants of this nature to have nice people whose understanding of the English language is limited. Expensive very expensive. I also took a take out catering tray... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food is really good the side dishes are good. Not friendly at least the person taking your payment . I liked it. they need to remodel this place it is looking old the prices are high for this kind of place.

Thank HULA2613
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Me and my girlfriend came here on a sunday around noon and found it to be pretty empty, which i actually preferred. I had a kalbi plate with rice and she had the meat plate which had beef and dumplings. I enjoyed my kalbi very much and my girlfriend found her food to be okay at best. We both enjoyed... More 

Thank Gennanell
Honolulu, Hawaii
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Used to be the only Korean place in PC worth going to. This was many years ago and I am disappointed to say the service and quality continue to decline as the prices continue to rise. I used to think the owners rudeness and attitude were funny but as I grew up It just seems crude to me now. Many... More 

Thank Tyler G
Coral Gables, Florida
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631 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We needed help to understand what we were ordering! Very nice small family restaurant. The ribs , and egg breaded beef were just fabulous. They star with a very nice sea weed soup. This is where the locals eat. The combination of flavors was great! Very happy that we got to eat here and taste real - local Korean food.... More 

Thank joselito1959
Honolulu, HI
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

My daughter was in the mood for zucchini jun and other Korean places in the area don't have it on the menu, so I ordered take-out from Jin Joo. I called and it was ready when I arrived less than ten minutes later. I ordered the kalbi with a side-order of the zucchini jun. The kalbi was tasty. They serve... More 

Thank kimcheeboy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

The bottom of our plates was black from meat being cooked on a very dirty grill, very unappetizing. Owner argued to pass off soy sauce & chili pepper flakes as gochujang. If you're starving this place will do but I suggest finding another Korean restaurant. Bad food & rude owner makes for 1 star.

Thank user34
Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

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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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

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

Thank mltafao
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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.

Thank Buck808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Korean, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98-020 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-5159
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Aiea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-488-3355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?