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Juju Durham

4.8
4.8
1772 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Juju was launched by local restaurateurs Julian Benfey and Charlie Deal. Located on Ninth St. near Duke University’s East Campus, Juju is the luckiest place in town to be, for anything from an early bite to a fun evening dinner party.

Juju serves up small plates with bold flavors, each prepared creatively with attention to tradition, whimsy, local integrity, and, of course, deliciousness. In addition to its extensive and delicious menu, Juju features a dynamic beverage program of hand-made cocktails, Sake selections and a well-chosen list of artisan wines and craft beers.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 286-3555

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Julian Benfey

  • Private party contact

    Mary Baird: (919) 423-5813

  • Neighbourhood

    Durham

  • Cross Street

    Hillsborough Rd.

  • Parking Details

    Park in the large Harris Teeter parking lot or on Ninth Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,772 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting JuJu, for my Moms birthday and it was outstanding. Everything from food to staff was thought out and a great experience! I have been a restaurant manager for 10 years, and was impressed at how well everyone worked together to ensure the guests were happy and taken care of. Definitely will be back!
  2. RB

    RhondaB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food. It's my go-to for guests that are visiting or new to the area.
  3. GK

    GregoryK

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and our server was very friendly and helpful.
  5. GY

    GerryY

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, fast service since we were off to a show
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juju is the best restaurant in Durham… hands down. Every time we’ve dined here, the food, service, and overall experience has been above and beyond. We have never had a bad dish, and you truly cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. From the appetizers (the spicy tuna bites and dumplings are a must) to the meals… we have never had a disappointing bite. The staff is excellent, and their bartenders are top notch. They know the menu thoroughly and are always willing throw out suggestions. They have a great wine list, cocktails, and sake list to top it off. It’s truly a must go!
  7. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good overall!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, get the spicy tuna bites! Will be back again for sure!
  9. AB

    AshB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great splurge dinner with friends! All plates were served warm and timely. Portions were generous. Service was excellent. Juju is tapas style, so make sure you dine here with people who like to share!
  10. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! Get the Brussels sprouts. We sat outside in the shaded patio and it was amazing. Great service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthdays, Girls night, date night and Families in town.. I always take them to Juju to wow them!!
  12. DL

    DouglasL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave us great guidance on our choices. One of the staff recommended how to eat our donuts desert which was perfect. The food was delicious and the items creative. Expect to go back soon.
  13. b

    bradl

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The music was deafening. Please turndown the volume
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food as always. Music, combined with the chatter in the restaurant made it a bit loud. I would change up the playlist to something a bit more Lowkey.
  15. DD

    DavidD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good menu, excellent service, but prices are high for a lunch.
  16. KD

    KDBr

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quick, efficient creative fresh dishes- well managed/run. Service excellent/well trained
  17. E

    Ellen

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always excellent and lovely. A wonderful lunch date.
  18. M

    Moppet

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great but very loud. Good wait staff and great food.
  19. NW

    NatalieW

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, service, and ambiance!! Will be back again soon!
  20. TP

    TotalPerfection

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us with a reservation for lunch. Parking lot busier than usual. We were seated promptly and they accommodated us with a booth which was our desire. Service was prompt, respectful, and very helpful as it had been awhile since we had been there. We started with the shredded short rib dumplings which were very tasteful. And, of course, the brussel sprouts which is a must at JuJu. Generous portion but honestly, it was the first time we felt these were not the usual over-the-top experience that we were used to with brussel sprouts (my wife and I cannot decide who has the very best brussel sprouts in the Triangle. We have narrowed it down to JuJu and Littler.). Entrees were really good. 2 of us got General Tso's Chicken and both said they would get it again. I tasted it and it was tasty. 1 of us got the Szechuan noodles and I got a taste as well and we all agreed it was bursting with flavor. I got the Ahi Tuna Poke with wasabi. It was good but could have used more rice and some soy sauce but our server was no where in sight at that point so I just ate it. Not sure I would get it again but it was overall good. Have to say that I prefer the generous dinner menu over the more limited lunch menu. This place is great to enjoy with others, a couple or a small group is perfect for this place. I definitely recommend this place.
  21. Y

    Yoly

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selection of food was excellent. No wait placing order. Staff is very friendly.
  22. K

    Kdinner

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was fantastic. So many great small plates we never made it to the large plates.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The short rib wontons are out of this world. The Mongolian beef was a table favorite too!
  24. DF

    DianaF

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had lunch at JuJu's during Duke Family Weekend. Our food was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. My only complaint is that my steak salad was so good that I ended up ordering salmon at the steakhouse we had reservations for that evening. :)
  25. BW

    BlackandWhiteReviews

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I had called in advance to confirm we could sit outside for lunch and was told that unless it was raining or freezing, we could. It was 68 and sunny for our lunch and were told that they would not seat us outside because of the weather! So odd. The hostess was also unforgiving and appeared annoyed by my persistence, in spite of knowing we were celebrating a big birthday as communicated in my reservation. Outside of the service provided by the hostess, the food and our waiter were outstanding!! Would definitely go back, but would hopefully encounter another host.
  26. KR

    KhushbuR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    When my boyfriend and I went up to the front desk, the Caucasian hostess around 5:08 pm on 10/9/2022 told both of us to stand on the side by the door to be seated with a shoo away hand gesture after we asked to be seated and confirmed our reservation at 5:15 pm. I looked behind and nobody was behind us and was shocked how rude that hostess was to us. I didn’t see her treating other customers with that attitude. On our way to the table, I communicated with my boyfriend that I had an unpleasant feeling, from the door to the table. We sat down, ordered the food but we couldn’t shake off the feeling how rude our first impression was and had ruined our appetite by the time the food had arrived. Therefore we took the food to go. BTW my boyfriend didn’t even want to take the food to go. We were excited to dine at JUJU but won’t be dining here again with that mistreatment. When we left the restaurant, the hostess didn’t even look at us or said anything. As a South Asian, I took my Light skin boyfriend out to other Asian restaurants on dates but this experience was toxic.
  27. CC

    CaroleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent though perhaps a bit loud last night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was excellent. Great location and incredible service. Can't wait to go back again.
  29. NH

    NelleH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was original and delicious! The kitchen was quick and the food was hot when it came out. Like every other restaurant, the server had too many tables one entree came out much later than the others. I think it was forgotten. That entree was like warm and the lamb was a tad overdone. However, I would highly recommend and will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service!!!
  31. M

    Melia

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible flavor presented family style with a lovely upscale casual backdrop. Great option for birthdays, anniversarys, date nights etc.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and flavors!
  33. NG

    NatalieG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good food! Lots of really tasty dishes. Great for sharing.
  34. JO

    JeanO

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent as usual. The food was good, but not as excellent as usual some dishes did not have flavor or seem to be missing sauce that they usually have like the lettuce wraps didn’t seem to have much flavor at all, and the brussels sprouts didn’t seem to be quite as outstanding as usual. The shrimp dumplings were fabulous and excellent desserts as well. Don’t get me wrong. I would definitely come back to juju but the night that we were there does seem to be a little off as far as the food quality.
  35. CR

    CherylR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had a work gathering for lunch (the location was not selected by me) and I follow a very strict low carb diet. I asked the server if I could just get some grilled chicken or grilled vegetables. She stated very matter of factly 'We don't allow ordering off the menu', I stated not even a few pieces of grilled chicken? She said she would ask the chef and returned to say 'no' that was not possible. There was no 'I am sorry we can't assist you' or anything. Therefore while my entire table of co-workers were eating I was drinking water. I would not recemmend JuJu to anyone following a low carb/keto diet.
  36. DR

    DreightonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Asian Fusion tips you off the menu is creative, and that is the reality. My dinner companions were 2 long time friends from Northern California who are well versed in fine dining. We had about a dozen small plate dishes that we all shared. I had the octopus which is excellent, the lady in our group agreed heartily. Their web site is very well done and has the complete menu. Their drink menu is eclectic and delicious. My friends were very complimentary on my "find" for our dinner.
  37. BR

    BenReviews

    Charlotte

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juju is my favorite place in Durham. Everything is so good. Spicy tuna bites are my favorite. Nothing is bad here. All about what you crave. Tapas so order a lot
  38. IB

    IzzyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish we tried blew us away; the shrimp dumplings, the salad rolls, the scallops entree and the general tso with tofu. The strawberry-yuzu-black peppercorn sorbet and the coconut sorbet were phenomenal, especially the coconut. WOW! If you haven't tried Juju yet - you need to!
  39. AJ

    AlysonJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service as usual. Food was very good. I got the pork dumplings, braised ribs wontons, garlic ramen and ribs. All were delicious. Also the donuts dessert was amazing.
  40. e

    estherc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James was our server. He was awesome. Food was terrific, as usual.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Juju Durham using the Order Online button. Juju Durham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 286-3555.

Juju Durham is rated 4.8 stars by 1772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Juju Durham

737 9th St, suite 210, Durham, NC 27705

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hillsborough Rd.

  • Neighbourhood

    Durham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Park in the large Harris Teeter parking lot or on Ninth Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Julian Benfey

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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