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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4110
+1 650-329-1799
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good61%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
13 Sep 2016
“Love this restaurant”
17 Jun 2016
“Good value”
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4110
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food is home style Japanese Cooking and it's excellent. There are many healthy choices and everything is fresh and delicious. They always have fresh fish to choose from and the soups are outstanding. The fried stuffed tofu, although probably not the healthiest, is so...More

Thank Shari C
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Not a sushi place, but they have nice Japanese food. I enjoyed the chicken & shrimp combination and will definitely eat here again.

Thank mountain820
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Gombei is a stop on the wAt to the movies. While they often have some kinds of sushi, it is not a sushi restaurant. Their noodle soups are piping hot and delicious. Specials of the day are written on a blackboard. Only draw back is...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

You definitely get value for money here, with a variety of noodle, rice, sashimi and fried dishes. The Bento box was good, and filling, but at the same time I was jealous of my colleagues' bowls of udon noodles.

Thank MattSRob
Reviewed 27 March 2015

I have heard of this restaurant for years from many Japanese friends, and I had the pleasure of dining there yesterday. The atmosphere is friendly and busy. Lots of windows make it bright and peaceful. The food is delightful! I am not fond of fried...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Decent home style Japanese cooking not fine dining. For $12 you get a fried pork cutlet , grilled fish, curried potato croquette, fried surimi, salad, miso soup with bits of tofu, onions and potato, and rice. Free tea. Nice modern interiors. Difficult parking. Cheaper than...More

Thank Eutr
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Was excited to try this place based on the reviews -- we were not impressed. The Chicken Cutlet was cooked in the same oil as the fish -- so it tasted more fishy than it tasted like chicken. The sushi selection was very limited -...More

Thank ReneeC08
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Authentic Japanese hone style food that is delivered quickly in great portions! Udon is amazing and their other dishes are of equal quality! You will come back again and again!

Thank Ted A
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I've been coming to Gombei for years. Their chicken teriyaki is one of the best I've ever had. It's very soft and moist. And the sauce makes it great as well. Besides chicken teriyaki, I often order the "special" of the day. The "special" is...More

Thank jumpshot2338
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We felt as if we were in a wonderful little family run place in Japan. If you want an alternative to expensive sushi restaurants, but love Japanese food, try Gombei. The decor is very basic but the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, many families dining...More

Thank JRwisconsin
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-1799
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