On Jina Yoo’s

For better or for worse, Jina Yoo puts her personal stamp of approval on just about everything her namesake restaurant — Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro — does. From the sign out front to the roughly 100% chance that Jina herself will check in on you at some point during your meal, eating at the Forum Boulevard bistro is an intensely personal affair.

The Missourian did an excellent profile of Jina and the restaurant in March.

“Everything is here. It would be awful to do this just for money. It’s a big commitment. But talking with the customers or seeing people proud of what you’re doing, that’s my reward.”

The service is usually attentive if often slow; the food is solid and occasionally outstanding (the bibimbap stands out). If you can navigate the website – a sloppy, overdesigned mess – the menu is available online.

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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