Greeted by the most friendly host!! (Beautiful young lady with long dark hair). She seated us in a clean, comfortable, and spacious booth. I am thankful that I was able to bring my baby's stroller in. The FOOD WAS PERFECTLY DELICIOUS. We loved everything we ordered, 5 small plates and 1 large for the 3 of us. I would order all of them again, and would love to try everything else. Unfortunately, we are not from the area, but would make it a point to stop here if we were ever traveling here or nearby again. Thank you!
So far I tried- the sweet chili cucumbers short ribs wontons, NC shrimp, dumplings, general tso chicken- all amazing.
Oct 29, 2023
This restaurant is nothing short of fabulous! I dined with another couple, and each dish was delicious. There was a dessert that we all shared, and it too was over the top delicious. The manager, Katie, and waitress, Nam, really made our evening! Thank you for the great service!!!
Sep 18, 2023
Great food and friendly service, but the plates should be served a bit slower to keep them warm (as is a tapas format you usually ask for several plates). The restaurant has a nice ambiance, but poor acoustics made it hard to hear my partner (sitting in front of me). Despite this, I'd recommend it for its delicious food and welcoming staff, better for casual outings.
Aug 26, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to JuJu Durham tonight. When we made reservations, it said we would be sitting at the bar. Our waiter was amazing and very friendly. We did request (since we arrived and there were plenty of tables available from the moment we arrived until the moment we left) to have a table instead of sitting at the bar. Although that wasn’t available we still throughly enjoyed our meals. We got the NC shrimp dumplings, the short rib wontons, short ribs and the lemongrass hanger steak which was amazing. Our entire meal was delicious. The atmosphere was awesome and we truly enjoyed our first experience.
Jul 14, 2023
I came here with a friend as a walk-in. Luckily we did not have to wait too long and they were able to accommodate us. The restaurant design is a bit more high end than other restaurants. The food was great, and the food comes in sharable portions. All the meat dishes were incredibly tender and flavorful. Service was efficient and they regularly checked up on us. The only negative thing I have to say is the environment is loud so speaking with your table may be a tiny bit difficult. Portion sizes for appetizers were relatively small if they are shared, but perhaps better suited for one person. The pricing was overall good for the portion and quality. It gets busy so I'd recommend you plan accordingly.
Jul 9, 2023
We called first to be sure we weren't going to be too late. They seat Friday lunch until 1:45 💙 Arrived with plenty of time! We were seated immediately. You MUST try the salad buns! The Lucky Me cocktail was an excellent choice. My chicken entree was FABULOUS... seasoned and grilled to perfection. And the sauce: red curry and oyster mushrooms... a match made in heaven.
Jun 8, 2023
I’m not a huge tapas fan so I was skeptical going in. I went with a large group for a birthday party and it was amazing. Everyone ordered 1-2 small plates and we all shared so I got to sample tons. Everything was delicious! We were very impressed with everything we tried. It’s moderately expensive so a great place for a date or a special occasion. Some of the plates were tapas portions but the ramen was enough to order alone. Will for sure be back
May 23, 2023
I've been to JuJu once before, but it was pretty soon after they opened. I wanted to go back, so the perfect opportunity came up to take the youngest niece. She is my fancy eating baby. She is a picky eater, but almost anything I get her to try... she likes. She loves noodles, so she got the garlic noodles. They were really good with a nice kick. I ordered the soy braised lamb, glazed pork belly buns, and fried chicken buns to share. The lamb was sweet with a spicy kick on the back. We took the bread, git some yogurt off the plate, and then the lamb. Fantastic! The buns were also delicious, a nice size, and had a nice size portion of chicken and pork belly... no skimping! Joe was wonderful! We told him we'd gone for a walk before, and we were really thirsty. My water glass barely got halfway empty, and he was filling it. Dessert was a chocolate moose tini... strong and yummy. It was a beautiful evening, which made the outside dining a pleasure. You must try!
Apr 15, 2023
Food is top notch and that should be enough! Sadly, when you pay as much as you pay at Juju, you want an overall excellent experience. The service was so underwhelming that that is going to what we remember, especially for a birthday meal. Front desk so straight faced, 10 mins between 2 appetizers, 30 mins between appetizers and main course to arrive - all this at lunch time when the restaurant was not overcrowded. I really didnt want to post a negative review for a such a loved place but here we are. Btw, a call to the restaurant to share the review directly was not fruitful. They dont have an email on the website either 🤷
Mar 5, 2023
This was my first experience at Juju and it lived up to its reviews. The vibe inside was great. Love the color palette and layout of the restaurant. We ate at the bar and our server/bartender was great! He knew the menu well and made great recommendations. On top of that his mixologist skills were on point. One improvement I’d like to see is their selection of bourbon and liquor overall. We started our meal with the oyster which were had a nice spin to the typical preparation. Since I’m Filipino we had to get the Sisig! It wasn’t prepared how I’m accustomed to but they did a great job on their rendition of this dish. Lastly we got the pork belly buns and I’ve got to say, the portions on this dish are the biggest I’ve had for any bun dish over ordered. We passed on dessert because we were stuffed and short on time since we were headed to a show. Overall Juju was a great experience and I definitely will be back to try more of their menu.
Jan 2, 2023
One of my favorite restaurants in Durham. They have a lot of variety on the menu and everything I’ve gotten here has been good. They also have a great selection of cocktails. The leek fried rice and the short rib and goat cheese wontons are two of my favorites and I get them almost every time I come here. While it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’s a fantastic dining experience and my favorite place for special occasions.