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Juban Menlo Park

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712 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4505
(650) 473-6458
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch and ordered a la carte. The restaurant is a Japanese version of Korean Barbeque. Food was average due to the dipping sauce which was disappointing and not like what we are used to getting in Japan or Korea. Service was good. We were both very thirsty after the lunch so think there must have been a lot... More 

Thank Omusubi
Menlo Park, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love their lettuce wrapped miso which you can add any of the ordered meats, rice or veggies to. Great for small or large groups. Exhaust fans work great...so can enjoy a meal over the grill without being smoked out

Thank Pria T
SF Bay Area
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

My kids love the experience of grilling their own meats here. They always have good appetite when they are there. With their fruit juice beverage. Good floppy Japanese white rice, the kind I like. I forgot the waiter's name, he remembers what we like as he recommends dishes for us. It's great when you see the same waiter, ordering is... More 

Thank 7Traveller13
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came here with a friend on 9 June. This was not our 1st choice pick, The restaurant that we wanted to go had closed for renovation. We were greeted by this person with a pony tail who seated us at our table. Brought us the menu, as it was our first time, he explained how the menu to us.... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

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

Thank sacooper27
Tel Aviv, Israel
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

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

Thank NathanielTA
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Bumblebarb
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank WYbirdwatcher
Singapore, Singapore
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Chris997
Menlo Park, California
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157 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 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.

Thank bbulkow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?