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Title: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: Shelby2 on February 12, 2013, 08:03:30 PM
This places get 4.5 stars on Yelp with 188 reviews.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/joju-elmhurst  I searched this board for "Joju" and there is only one brief mention by Jeffsayyes.  Anyone else been?

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Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: Shelby2 on February 12, 2013, 08:04:27 PM
Here's the menu
http://www.jojuny.com/menu.html
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: dssjh on February 12, 2013, 10:26:09 PM
it's not bad at all. a little "modern" and non-traditional -- sort of like a pizzeria that dishes up lots of unconventional toppings. i tend to prefer standard banh mi sandwiches, but there are some interesting ones here. i think i had a bulgogi one on a visit back in november or so. they serve good coffee, as well.
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: Liz on February 14, 2013, 08:30:59 AM
I love this place!  I am not an expert, but modern or not these sandwiches are good!
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Post by: taggie on February 14, 2013, 09:44:02 AM
Agree with Liz. We love this place too. Feeds the whole fandamily pretty well for not much $$. Special desserts are great too. Only wish it was closer...
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Post by: norabelle on February 16, 2013, 09:07:31 PM
The loaded kimchee fries are amazing.
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: lalochezia on September 23, 2013, 06:29:53 PM
I've been there a couple of times.

Their eponymous bahn mi -  the JoJu - a classic with extra pork..... is outstanding. 8/10
Their lemongrass chicken is tasty   7/10
The pork belly is pretty damn fatty.  5/10

Cafe sua da is very good, made with cafe du monde  7/10 ( not _quite_ thick and bittersweet enough for me, but WAY better than the local vietnamese place in the mall  - pho bac, who served me an insipid cafe sua da. haven't tried the pho bang place in same mall.)

Bread is crunchy with a little give like all good french baguettes should be. They don't stint on the pickled carrots or radishes or cucumbers.

I'm a bit of a bahn mi  addict. Their classic would stand up to any in chinatown and a lot in LA.

They're really nice & friendly and have a loyalty card.

Highly recommended overall.
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: jamesdamian on December 08, 2013, 07:20:10 PM
I love this place! I've been once and can't wait to go back.
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Post by: francis on December 08, 2013, 07:57:48 PM
Yes... a fun place for lunch. Delicious sandwiches.....
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Post by: abee on December 16, 2013, 12:17:20 AM
It's one of my favorite places :)
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: toddg on February 17, 2014, 11:11:56 AM
Perfect Queens mashup: Vietnamese sandwich with Taiwanese chicken and Peruvian aji sauce:
http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2014/02/jojus-lin-sanity-banh-mi-is-a-magnificent-mashup/#more-1611
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: toddg on February 13, 2020, 11:28:08 PM
NYT Critic's Pick!

Banh Mi That Travels the World at JoJu (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/dining/joju-review-banh-mi.html)

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Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 14, 2020, 08:02:55 AM
I guess I was ahead of the curve
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: itsit on February 16, 2020, 10:00:28 AM
 This place is absolutely great for Bahn mi and they do a service to the community by allowing so many young people to hangout there and share the specialty fries. :-*
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: ndumont on March 01, 2020, 11:08:33 AM
Super good. Love the bowls. They used to deliver to JH through caviar but no longer do
Title: Re: Joju Vietnamese sandwiches, Elmhurst
Post by: dssjh on March 01, 2020, 02:18:42 PM
Caviar is the only delivery service i've ever used -- because they specialize in places well outside the normal JH delivery area, and tend to have good restaurants. most places stop using it because i think they may take an even bigger cut than the lower-tier services.