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About Juju Durham

Juju is the exciting sister restaurant to Chapel Hill’s acclaimed Jujube, launched by local restaurateurs Julian Benfey and Charlie Deal, the award-winning chef behind Jujube and Durham’s Dos Perros. 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 late into the night.

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, extensive Sake selections and a well-chosen list of artisan wines and craft beers.

Dine at the exquisite bar, in the luxurious booths, in the main dining room, or around the fire pit on the patio. Make a meal from small plates or order a whole Peking duck to share with friends.

Just come ready for a memorable experience.

737 9th St
suite 210
Durham, NC 27705
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-2:30p
Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
Late Night Friday & Saturday: 10:30pm-12:00am
Dinner Sunday 5:00-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hillsborough Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 286-3555

Website:
http://jujudurham.com/

Catering:
Per request with at least 1 week notice.

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Juju Durham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Tapas (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Good for a Date (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Spicy (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Vegan (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been to Juju for lunch before. Went there for a dad - daughter (9) date night. We both enjoyed the food - which lived up to the Asian-fusion Tapas billing. The pork-belly dumplings were a stand-out but all of the food was delicious. Emma, our server, was very helpful and attentive, throughout our adventure. A great experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It is so much fun to eat here. This is our second visit in two weeks. The cauliflower and brussel sprouts are both great. The salmon sushi is my favorite. The Hibiki whiskey is very good. The tuna poke bowl is also delicious. It is a bit pricey but very healthy and fresh and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful and a great variety

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Not inexpensive, but tapas-style and creative cuisine made for interesting and very enjoyable dinner. Highly recommend, especially if willing to share food dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall we really enjoyed the experience and the food and will be returning next week to try other very interesting menu items. Most of the items we ordered were basically "make your own sushi" and these were delicious and fresh. The Salmon and avocado dish was my favorite but our table overall liked the Poke bowl with tuna. These dishes come with sushi wraps and very good sauces to make your own sushi at the table. The Duck fat rice was delicious but very rich, only needed a few bites. Our table loved the dumplings but they needed some vegetable dumplings and more vegetarian choices. Two desserts we shared, the sorbets and pot de creme were delicious. Overall a very good and healthy meal at a fair price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

prefer the clamari, charred cauliflower, arugala salad, pecan cake , and coffee with brown sugar

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Groups, Organic, Vegan
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

From the staff to the outstanding menu, Juju never disappoints. You should definitely try this place at least once. Brittany, the manager, is always there to ensure you have a outstanding dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food, restaurant had buzz and service was helpful.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service! We took her recommendations for our meal and it didn’t disappoint. Everything was delicious and the timing was spot on as well.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came for a birthday with a large party. Food and drink were phenomenal! Service was excellent - attentive yet not constantly hanging around. Somewhat noisy since it was a busy time, but easy to hear conversation and no loud music. Overall fantastic and I would definitely recommend & come back for a special occasion!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate at JuJu on a Saturday evening before a concert at DPAC. It was my second visit, and a friend from out of town's first visit, both to JuJu and to the Durham area. To say it set the tone for the trip is putting it mildly! Our server was fantastic, the food was amazing, and desserts beyond incredible. This is going to end up becoming a go to!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was one of the best meals I've had this year. We order 9 dishes and all but 1 was outstanding. The Szechuan chicken was the only thing we were disappointed with.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The staff were really nice. Our server was very knowledgable. We asked a lot of questions :) The wine I had was very good. Vegan dumplings were good as well as the Brussels sprouts. I had the vegetable entree, and it was a bit saltier than I like-in a good bit of sauce so I wished I had picked a different entree. The other thing was literally everyone’s main dish arrived at different times-a good 15 mins from the first person being served to the last person (me) being served. I will go back for lunch, and it would be a fun spot to stop in for a drink with friends and just have a few appetizers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

great service and excellent food - glad we found it...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hadn't been here in awhile, forgot how good it was.

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent, a nice variety on the menu. The hostess and waiter were very accommodating, making our special occasion even more special. We will definitely go back and visit again !!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Loved the variety and creativity of the menu. Our server was great. Wonderful experience

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Small family dinner for 3 people who don’t see each other often. First visit for each of us and we’ll definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were disappointed to not see the pasta bolanese off the menu.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Juju is my favorite Tapas restaurant I n Durham! The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. It’s a great place to gather with friends and to have a relaxing time talking and enjoying having time together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall this was a good experience. Unfortunately, some of the meals were not cooked well. Half of the ribs were nice and tender, and the other half were tough and unchewable. The drinks from the bar were absolutely delicious. They also ran out of dessert, although I can't complain too much because I didn't order it until the kitchen almost closed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed Juju’s, the pork belly dumplings were outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My friends from Raleigh met me (I live in Hillsborough) at Juju because it was central to us all. We sat outside and just LOVED the ambiance as well as the food! It was an all around great dining experience - excellent food, great service and good beverages. I definitely recommend it for diners near and far!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My team and I found the food and place great however the service wasn't entirely pleasant. We felt that the waitress was very distracted and probably needed from some time away from her duties. The waitress was nice and we were treated in a nice manner but we felt that the waitress didn't want to be at work and service manner was very distracting.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Only problem is that it is VERY noisy and thus difficult to have table conversation....especially for anyone with a hearing deficit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

JuJu is an odd place. It's great for exploring Asian fusion. Some of our meal was exceptional: the spicy tuna and the crispy wonton short ribs. Other parts were good but strange: the brussel sprouts. Yet other parts were just plain weird. I don't think we'll be back. But if you're up for exploration, this might fit the bill. However, if you're up for Japanese exploration Msushi is a better bet. Although weird takes on traditional sushi, the end results are much more appetizing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fair at bestI’ve had better food at many other restaurants and the menu was confusing and mediocre

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was in town visiting and decided to try this place out. I made the reservation for 7 people but another friend decided to join the day of and the host was very accommodating when I called to add another chair. We arrived at about 9:15pm and the restaurant was surprisingly more empty than I had expected. We were seated by a window so we were able to see out into their patio and I loved how they had fire pits by the tables to keep you warm if you wanted to dine outside. We decided to share everything, so we ate family style. The service was wonderful and very attentive. I loved the bathroom and how they offer Bobby pins, floss and qtips! I wasn't a fan of the braised beef short rib wontons only because it was topped with creamed chevre and I'm not a huge fan of goat cheese. I enjoyed the taste of the sautéed NC shrimp, but wasn't very fond of the smell (I could be wrong, but I think the smell was because of the fish sauce?). My absolute favorite dish had to be the Steamed BBQ Kurobuta Pork Belly Dumplings and the Fried Chicken Steamed Buns. The shaking beef, Sichuan style chicken, and hickory smoked pork ribs were also delicious. We also ordered the calamari, but I didn't really care for it. I enjoyed the ambiance and the huge bar in the middle of the restaurant, so I'll be back to try their cocktails and hopefully enjoy the fire pits outside next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We loved Juju! The food was amazing and service was outstanding- we noted that it was our anniversary in our opentable reservation and they gave us a free dessert and our hostess and server both wished us a happy anniversary! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was alright but I wouldn't go to it as a first choice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place to eat. Menu changes slowly but it is ample. Dessert is spectacular, especially for an asian fusion restaurant. Very loud at times but service is extremely fast and the kitchen is quick too. My only suggestion - I'd love to see a couple of soups on the menu.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything here was nice and fresh, with good service. Great variety of menu and beverage choices. Ladies' toilet seat needs tightening, or it would have been a perfect evening. Great food though!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Juju was great. Evan was a great waitress with many accurate and appropriate recommendations. Wonderful selection of small plates. Everything beautifully plated. Many pure gluten free options and they can make adjustments to dishes to make them gluten free.
We were taking some of the spicy tuna home when we saw that it was not purely gluten free with the unagi sauce. They offered to give us another serving --- gluten free. Great customer service! We will be returning soon.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Brussels sprouts, lamb pops, and scallops were especially delicious and creatively prepared.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Went with 2 friends and we shared different dishes. Great flavours - highly recommend the Lettuce Wraps and the Lollipop Lamb Chops - delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The triangle has several great Asian "fusion" restaurants: Element, Garland, Jujube, Lantern, Bida Manda, Brewery Bhivana, and JuJu. A fun place to dine with a creative and interesting menu. I had the short rib wontons and a scallop dish that was over the top. My wife had the cauliflower appetizer and the shaking beef. All were outstanding. The wait staff was helpful in explaining some of the more unusual items. We have eaten at JuJu several times and continue to explore the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I love Juju. I eaten at Juju a handful of times now and it never disappoints. The food is delicious and there are many dishes that I have yet to try. The beef short rib wontons and the spicy tuna over crisped rice are my absolute favorites, so much so that we ordered a second serving of the latter the other night. In addition, our server was fantastic - friendly and knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Although it is a little loud in the restaurant and it can be difficult to hear the conversation at one's own table, the atmosphere is energetic and upbeat. I look forward to going back many times in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love JuJu. Our go to restaurant when we have friends or relatives in town. Fantastic cocktails and delicious food every time. Favorites are the short rib wontons, duck fat rice, and the brown butter pot de creme.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very good food. I like busy, but it was a little too loud.

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