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712 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4505
(650) 473-6458
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good lunchtime spot

They have an excellent lunch menu at great prices. Service is good and it's usually busy during the week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
sacooper27
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Menlo Park, California
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have an excellent lunch menu at great prices. Service is good and it's usually busy during the week.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Eatery prices in a pleasant atmosphere. Food is blend of Korean and Japanese food, not spectacular, but quite tasty.

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I happened across Juban as I was walking in downtown Menlo Park - and got their lunch special for less than it would have cost me to go to the McDonalds a couple blocks away. But this was real food, Japanese barbeque served with kimchi and rice. Well prepared, quick, and the service came into play when my sister called... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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259 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Self-advertised as a Japanese BBQ, it is that, but with a twist -- you get to do your own grilling at the table. On the advice of our dinner companions who had eaten here before, we ordered the "Deluxe Dinner", which includes servings of three entree selections. We had a double order of ribeye and single order of salmon each;... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The family enjoyed dinner at Juban, the cuts particularly the rib eye were really good. We tried the fish, chicken, prawns and the mushrooms, they were well marinated and tasted very good with the white rice or bimbimbak (actually a Korean rice dish) Yes, we had to grill the food ourselves but that's exactly what we wanted as the meat... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Other reviewers are exactly correct. It's a good looking place, and you can take a date there or do a business meal, but the grill your own thing gets old, and it's pretty expensive for what you get - which means you have to keep ordering.

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Atherton, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

At Juban, you cook everything yourself right at the table, which is nice in theory, but not so good in practice. First of all, if I'm paying that much, I probably just want it cooked by an expert chef anyway. Secondly, the self-cooking creates an awkward situation where you're always waiting for that next piece of steak to be finished,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

The food was okay, selection is decent but I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Menlo Park, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

You cook the dishes yourself, with a grill in the center of the table - it can be very fun. The meats are excellent, always wonderful cuts, and the kimchee is great.

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Richmond, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Nice ambiance. I was able to grill beef on the table top. The food was very light and delicious. Only setback is the limited lunch hours from 11-2pm.

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Additional Information about Juban Menlo Park

Address: 712 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4505
Phone Number: (650) 473-6458
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 712 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: (650) 473-6458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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