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Gombei Japanese Restaurant

1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 · Pine Forest
(650) 329-1799 · $$ · Japanese
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"346 Yelp reviews


  • Mon - Fri11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Sat5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Sun5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Good for

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Gombei · Croquette · Chicken Teriyaki · Pork Cutlet · Fried Tofu

General info

Casual · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"May 09, 2014 · by Humphrey Y. from YelpGood food.God awful service.What more could you want? Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 08, 2014 · by Yeongin K. from YelpIt provides a nice large plate dinner only on weekend. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"May 01, 2014 · by Shaelyne J. from YelpReally yummy food, quick and friendly service, all around great first time experience. Didn't eat any of the fried stuff which I hear is great, but honestly the BEST miso soup ever! Yum. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Apr 03, 2014 · by Marisa B. from YelpI work close by and ordered the chicken teriyaki don to go. It was ready in under 10 minutes. Staff very friendly. Chicken was hot and juicy. I am definitely going to be eating here again soon. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Mar 23, 2014 · by Aditya A. from Yelp*worst service ever***Went here seeing it had a lot of positive reviews on the weekend . Sat here waiting for the order for more than 30 mins and when spoke to the waiter to get our order he was hesitant for a while. I presumed he forgot about it. So asked him to get the order, 15 mins passed and still no … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Mar 17, 2014 · by Angela C. from YelpI always get the salmon teriyaki + pork cutlet combo. The lunch combos are served during dinner time as well! Everything is decently priced and overall great quality for the area. The pork cutlet is especially well made! if you like japanese curry, ask for the pork cutlet with curry (not on the menu). Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Mar 17, 2014 · by hary n. from Yelpgave it one last shot and i'm done now.Got the bento box special with spicy chicken wing, fried flounder, and broiled salmon.Salmon was decent but flounder was pretty soggy and mostly bones with an off flavor.Same with chicken.Not sure what kind of oil they are using but everything had kind of an off flavor.Service was good though Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Mar 03, 2014 · by Billy D. from YelpLove this place for lunch or dinner. Bento box for lunch is a great deal, plenty of choices, always delicious and quick! Parking is a problem but it is worth it. Teriyaki beef and sashimi combo for dinner is simply right on! Fried stuffed tofu is very authentic. Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Feb 27, 2014 · by Jennifer L. from YelpMy Japanophile brother pointed out correctly that I prefer Americanized Japanese food, a characteristic to keep in mind when reading my reviews of Japanese restaurants.That being said, I like their plain cooked salmon and rice. Simple and good. Gombei doesn't seem like a place for a hardcore sushi-lovers.My … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Feb 24, 2014 · by Gary W. from YelpWe've been to Gombei in Menlo Park many times. Service has always been the weakest link, but otherwise I would normally give it 4 stars. This last Sunday, however, the service was truly awful. The restaurant was understaffed, and yet continued to take orders by phone, while not serving the customers in … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Feb 23, 2014 · by William U. from YelpTheir lunch bentos are delicious. For dinner I usually go for the chicken teriyaki and I like it.Good casual place. Some issues getting waiter attentiveness when the place is crowded and if you end up in the room on the back, but nothing really alarming.One of the best value for money in Menlo Park IMHO. Full review