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“Friendly atmosphere, great food”

Gombei Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 123 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Cuisines: Japanese
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Atherton, California
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have been going to Gombei for years for the chicken teriyaki, and the same husband and wife couple are always there to greet you with smiles on their faces. The service is extremely fast, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the occasion, but it's perfect for lunch. The meals are light and delicious, and the salad dressing is absolutely awesome. The pork udon soup is also great, especially for cold days.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cool place for an average restaurant”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Ive been there a zillion times and keep on returning. Some of my friends go there weekly for years. It's a simple Japanese place, but certainly not gourmet. This is where you get a decent Japanese meal for a good price. And if your expectations aren't high you'd be mighty satisfied. Their menu items are good; the 'specials' less so (input specials in double quotes because the specials have been there for years). Skip the sushi/sashimi and stay with the regular items; you can get better sushi elsewhere. BTW they take cash only.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty Japanese food and good value”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Good food, we got the noodles and the combos and it was all very tasty. I recommend several sides : green beans, stuffed tofu, eggplant.
Order from the specials and combos on the white board on the wall! Our kids loved it.

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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious, fast, great”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

The food is great, and it seems to be very healthy. I ordered the chicken cutlet, and it tasted amazing. It was pretty fast considering how crowded it was, although it is not usually crowded.

  • Visited October 2011
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“Great Japanese curry!”
Reviewed May 29, 2009

Great Japanese curry!

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