This Restaurant Is Closed

This Restaurant Is Closed

Dear Customers, 

Due to an unfortunate change in circumstances, our restaurant at 50 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE is now closed for business. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. 

JUBO will return. Follow us @jubolondon for future updates. 

The JUBO Team. 

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

JUBO will be closed for the holidays from 24th December 2015 and will reopen for business on the 4th of January 2016. 

We wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year! 

Best wishes, 

The JUBO Team. 

New Beginning

New Beginning

By Food & Drinks Noob (Food Blogger) 

I have always been a big follower of Jubo, so I was really pleased they have found a permanent home in Exmouth Market when their pop up rental inside the Bedroom Bar in Shoredtich came to an end. Jubo is re known for its top notch Korean fried chicken (KFC) and Korean BBQ, I have been eating a lot of KFC for the last few years and I have yet to find a place that can match Jubo in terms of quality and price. The KFC was as good as ever, the crispiness of the batter was simply perfect, that rich soy and garlic flavours were done expertly which went so well with a bottle of ice cold beer. 

We also had a monster plate of bulgogi sizzler which, basically, is an upgrade of their ssam dish back in the Shoredtich days. Out of all those BBQ meat, I found the chicken bulgogi really stood out. It had a lovely sweet and savoury marinated dressing which tasted wonder when we wrapped it with lettuce with a few drops of ssamjang dressing. The final dish was the char-grilled pork secreto, the meat was still very moist with a real deep richness to it which was such a delight. My dinner at Jubo was a real meaty affair, it has remained the same good standard if I was to compare to the pop up site. They have also added some new dishes such as bar bits and rice dishes to give diner more choices just in case if you are seeking a lighter meal. For the "real" KFC lovers, trust me, Jubo is the real deal.

Camden Review

Camden Review

Yaka Mein

Jubo's just the job in Exmouth Market by Tom Moggach

FOR the greedy, Exmouth Market is a minefield. Faced by so many tempting bars and restaurants, we polished off two dinners back to back.

Our final destination was Jubo, a new Korean place. But we couldn’t deny ourselves a detour to Morito, among the best tapas bars in London. Their slow roasted pork belly doused in lemon juice and ground cumin (£7) is impossible to resist. Moreover, eating here is far cheaper than a blowout in Moro, their parent restaurant next door. 

A few steps further up, another new restaurant and butchers is drawing the crowds, too. 

We poked our heads in but resisted the urge to sit down. 

The concept at Macellaio is unusual: they import the best beef and tuna from Italy, dry age the meats on site to intensify flavour, then slice them up for a short menu of simple, rustic dishes.

Vast hunks of beef dangle in their window. I’m told they recently showed off a whole bluefin tuna weighing several hundred kilos. (Yes, I know – we’ve been told not to eat this species. But the owner cites a recent census showing that populations in the Mediterranean have bounced back.) 

Such is the churn of restaurants In Exmouth Market that we finally walked into Jubo with a strange sense of déjà vu. 

As the waitress confirmed, this venue was previously home to a short-lived business called GB Pizza, which struggled among this stiff local competition. 

Jubo takes no bookings. Expect to share a table and eat with your fingers. Décor is basic and de rigueur: bare brick walls, bare light bulbs, bare wooden counters. You know the drill. 

There’s a bar up front, shaking cocktails including specialties made with “soju”, a spirit wildly popular in South Korea. 

Their signature dish is “K.F.C” – Korean Fried Chicken. Here it’s exceedingly moreish: fried twice for extra crunch then slathered in a sweet, spicy glaze and dusted with sesame seeds. 

Snacky starters include seaweed rolls, prawn fritters, and excellent bbq skewers, threaded with cherry tomatoes and asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon, slivers of pork belly and roast garlic, or chicken with sweet onion. 

A main course soup was a hit: a clear, intense beefy broth, fat wheat noodles, ribbons of skirt beef, shaved cucumber, crispy onions and half a boiled egg. On other tables, the filled steamed buns also seemed a must-order dish. Vegetarians (but not vegans) are catered for, with several rice and noodle dishes, along with two salads starring intriguing ingredients such as glass noodles, crispy lotus root and salted seaweed stems.  

Prices are reasonable: around £10 per head without drinks and service for a quick lunch; perhaps double that for a larger meal to share.

Jubo is recommended if you crave something different – a bit of surprise and adventure. Korean food is far from mainstream and there’s plenty to explore. 

I doubt you’ll leave hungry, but if you do – well, you’re certainly in the right place. 

JUBO
50 Exmouth Market, EC1R
020 7278 9380

Bank Holiday Closures

Bank Holiday Closures

Our Farringdon and Shoreditch restaurants will be closed from Saturday 29th August and reopen for business on Tuesday 1st September. Have a good one! 

 

Noted Magazine Review

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So So Gay Review

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