Gombei Japanese Restaurant Review, Menlo Park

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Gombei Japanese Restaurant

1438 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 329-1799

Gombie Japanese Restaurant Exterior

Gombei has 3 locations for this Japanese restaurant, Menlo Park, San Jose, and Santa Clara. They primarily serve Japanese teriyaki style dinners, Udon noodles, Tofu Hotpots, and Donburi rice bowls.  They don’t have a sushi menu. The sashmi they serve is part of combination plates. We tried the Menlo Park location for lunch. They have specials listed on a wall dry erase board. These are usually the best deals and best food.

Gombie Japanese Restaurant 9

Decore, Vibe – A slight step up from generic Japanese restaurant decor.  Lots of workers during lunch break were eating at the time.

Menu Pictures:

Gombie Japanese Restaurant Menu 1

Gombie Japanese Restaurant Menu 2

Gombie Japanese Restaurant 2

Daily Specials

Picks:

Gombie Japanese Restaurant Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki ($8) is down right huge and priced reasonably.  It includes a big simple salad, rice, and
small cup of decent miso soup. The quality was above average, sauce not too sweet, but the chicken was slightly burned.

Gombie Japanese Restaurant Hamachi Yellowtail special

Broiled Yuzu-Orag Hamachi Yellowtail and Nimono Special ($9.75) came with a decent size piece of fish and a big bowl of hot vegetable stew. The fish was a tad chard but good.

OK:

None

Pans:

None

The service is not very good, you have to grab servers for refills, the bill, etc.  The prices are reasonable so this place is of good value, especially for dinner. Family friendly. Higher quality Japanese food and more variety can be had in Hotaru in San Mateo.

Also at:
3533 Homestead Road,
Santa Clara, 95051

(408) 260-0880

193 Jackson Street,
San Jose, 95112
(408) 279-4311

Gombei Japanese Restaurant Overall Rating: (Average 1.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Below Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:1130am-9:30pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:No
Prices:Lunch ($6.75 - $11.50) , Dinner ($6.50 - $13.75)

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