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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
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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232 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The best bulgogi and bento box options in the city. With a hot pot of Korean tea, great on a cold winter day. They are typically closed during the month of January.

Thank Paul D
Corner Brook, Canada
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627 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting. Great service. Food outstanding. Seaweed salad. Pork belly Bugoli. Beef. Authentic Korean taste and flavour

Thank Nlenigma
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This little place that i only recently found out existing has now become my new favorite restaurant. If you have not visited this fantastic place, that feels like home, it is a must go to. anything you try will satisfy you to the fullest. So cozy and the owners are very nice. Go check it out- you will not be... More 

Thank nbrinson
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Julia serves beautiful Korean food, always tasty, and as authentic as she can with limited local food supplies. Beautiful decor.

Thank Julik C
Brampton, Canada
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291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We ordered beef bulgogi, and several other dishes. I ordered a pork belly soup but when I got my soup there was hardly any pork in it only mostly vegetables. My son liked what he ordered but 3 of us (my husband ,me and another son), were not so satisfied with what we got. The place looks dim and when... More 

Thank betty l
Ted K, Manager at J Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

We are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your order. It looks like you ordered "Kimchi Jigae" in which we put small quantity of pork just to make Kimchi taste better. Realizing our menu descriptions leave room for improvement, we will look into it to minimize the chance of misleading. Thank you for your review and hope we... More 

St. John's, Canada
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is small little restaurant offers very good and tasty Korean food and the service was excellent. We loved every bite. we will be back!

Thank Colin C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Quiet little place downtown St John's. I was initially worried about cleanliness when I walked in. The Waitor was very accomodating and attentive to us. Came back to our table often and with such kind graciousness normally only experienced in very prestigious restaurants. He treated us like royalty. I was wowed in this tiny place by the service. The food... More 

Thank S R
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

If you like Korean food or want to try something new then definitely try J Korean. Food is fantastic and the service is great!

Thank Melanie T
Saint John, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I had the bibimbap and my colleague had the beef bulgogi. A number of sides are provided to the table (kimchi and others). No concerns about the taste of the dishes, they are very authentic. Although we did arrive quite late, (8PM for what we thought was a 10PM closing time) our server was terse and seemed eager to kick... More 

Thank Ron Y
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Service ok, food good, but nothing extraordinary, but it was pricey, wasn't good enough for the money. Don't think I'll be back

Thank Crystal S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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