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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4110
+1 650-329-1799
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good54%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“udon” (7 reviews)
“stuffed tofu” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4110
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is not a fancy sushi restaurant, but rather a homey ,casual lunch and dinner place. It offers the most delicious udon and combination Bento lunches. Don't forget to look at the white board for daily specials. They have 3 different locations , and each...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I eat lunch at Gombei at least four times a month. It is the best food for at the best value in town. My last visit was with a friend of 40 years and the visit before was with a new friend just moving to...More

Thank daschpitch
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Many Japanese eat here. It is our favorite restaurant for generous helpings of good food, always served pleasantly by the same guys and lady who have been there for years. The prices are moderate, and you won't leave hungry!

Thank ruthiewilkins1
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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