MICHELIN Guide 2019

Jin Ju

  • 5203 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • 25 - 49.99 USD
  • Korean
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

A sexy spot on a bustling stretch of North Clark, Jin Ju spins out luscious Korean classics with aplomb. Inside, dim lighting, dark wood furnishings and luxuriant fuchsia-red walls create a sophisticated coziness, while servers are gracious and attentive. A simply named house salad showcases the restaurant's modern, accessible Korean ethos, combining meaty pan-seared portobello strips atop delicately bitter green leaf lettuce, torn sesame leaves, cucumbers and scallions in a funky garlic-soy sauce. Without tableside barbecue grills, fatty pork slabs are sautéed in the kitchen for sweetly caramelized samgyupsal. Wrapped in sesame leaves with Brussels sprouts, beets, crispy leeks and a smear of kicky miso paste, the package provides instant gratification.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




25 - 49.99 USD

  • { Private dining rooms
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Jin Ju

+1 773-334-6377
Opening hours
Dinner Tue - Sun

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