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Neo Japan Express

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1125 W Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27707-5715
+1 919-403-3100
11:00 - 22:00
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Hibachi chicken was spongy and tasted like fish, dining room smelled of moth balls and bathroom was filthy. Never again.

Thank Raleigh89
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Hibachi is fresh and express! My honey and I always stop here when we pass through Durham to high point. Staff always friendly as well.

1 Thank Tuffkidkee
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Should have gone to any of the other surrounding places instead. Very disappointed. Tried the beef dumplings and vegetable tempura. Order at the counter and take a seat until they call your number. Could barely hear him call numbers (and this was with only 3 other tables with people at them). Food took an extended period... More 

Thank Rachel M
North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Worse Japanese food ever! My order was incorrect and disgusting! Please save your money and taste buds!

2 Thank Iesha P
Orange County, CA
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This place left a bad taste in my mouth...literally. Saw a good amount of people patronizing it and decided to give it a try. This place give Japanese food a not so good impression. I am a business traveler who was hoping for another dining option. After 7 months in the area, I now realize that the crowd I saw... More 

Thank OntheRoad D
Kettering, Ohio
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344 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I passed by not wanting it go home and cook. The place e was clean and spacious. The menu was interesting with hibachi, sushi, and udon. this place had the look of a franchise so I overlooked the prices since it was $8 for teriyaki. Chicken. Thus is higher than a yoshinoya or a Panda Express. The food came on... More 

Thank waterdance
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I had eaten at Neo Japan Express a year or so ago, and remember it not being very good. I gave it another chance, and wish I hadn't. I had chicken and beef habachi ... tasteless, unappetizing, the beed was full of fat and grizzle and had the taste and consistency of stale cardboard. And the chicken was processed cubes... More 

Thank MauiHIBlazer
Greensboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I admit I was expecting a pretty standard Japanese fare like we have "at home" at Kyoto Express. We ordered one hibachi shrimp and one teriyaki chicken. Portion size was decent for the shrimp and HUGE for the chicken. However, the chicken was drenched in a thick, cornstarch heavy sauce that was not necessary. The brown rice was well cooked... More 

Thank ivansheila
Cary, North Carolina
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183 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Had an early dinner here. Very clean place with flat screen TV on wall.Ordered the California roll-rice was still warm, fresh cucumbers and avocado. 8 rolls for less than $5! Nice variety on menu with meat, salmon hibachi meals, and noodle choices. Convenient location with other shopping around.

Thank CindySGoulding

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 W Nc Highway 54, Durham, NC 27707-5715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-403-3100

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