Juju Durham

4.8
1282 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1282 people are saying
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4.7
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JoeR
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here at least every couple of months. Love this place, the food is amazing.

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LeslieWolve
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Service was friendly and punctual without hovering. Cocktails impeccable.

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GenH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great! The waiter answered all of our questions with ease, and made great recommendations. The spicy tuna bites were phenomenal as a starter, and he recommended the lollipop lamb chops and shaking beef for the entrees which were also great. The way the restaurant maneuvered in response to COVID was probably one of the best I have experience with no tap, only bottled water, contactless pay, and reservations/waiting period before entering the restaurant. I would definitely recommend and will be back!

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Durhamite
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent. Brussel sprouts heavenly. Beef is amazing. Staff are considerate and efficient. They also have outdoor seating with heat lamps, which was comfortable on a high 50sF night. Cocktails are disappointing — tried two different ones and one (plum and gin) was bland, the other (chai) was undrinkably bad.

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wheninrome
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and the staff was very friendly and seemed to have all hands workings. Plates were kind of small for the price but so fantastic in taste and design. Would def return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go-to spot for any occasion! Friends getting together, girls night, family outing etc. Juju always has 10/10 service and hospitality along with INCREDIBLE tapas. Impress everyone with your great taste in food by bringing them here!

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vipali73bam
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, like always!! I have to say that of all the restaurants I’ve gone to since the pandemic, Juju is doing it the best and most organized to make diners feel very safe and comfortable!!! Kudos!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and the place. Very consistent.
Highly recommend it.

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MichaelP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food was delicious. Could have been a bit bigger in prtion size for the cost. However, it really was delicious. Service was great as well. No complaints really.

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vipguys
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, excellent service, memorable experience

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vipAudi
Greensboro
90 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! From making the reservation, being greeted by the manager, service, food, all terrific! They have an abundance of outdoor seating and the weather cooperated.
We had the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts for apps, then the steak and grilled octopus for our mains.
We HIGHLY recommend this establishment and are telling all our friends about it!

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vipDurhamhp
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Juju and have eaten there more than any other restaurant in Durham. Love sitting outside on the patio anytime but particularly great during Covid. I miss the fried chicken BUNS (not as good on the Bing bread IMO) and the old Sichuan chicken recipe. Will always keep coming back though!! Would love for Juju to keep a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by the glass. The French is a bit too serious for me.

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AliceH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a great and delicious experience! Eating outside is a favorite with us.

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ChristaR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. Not one dish was “just OK.”

JA
JojoA
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never short on interesting and bold flavors!!!

MR
MatteoR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waiter Christina was super nice and welcoming! had a great night!

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WilliamG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and a small but sophisticated drink menu. This is our sixth time at JuJu's and we will continue to visit here.

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SvetlanaT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful food! We loved Mongolian beef and green beans! Desserts were excellent, not overly sweet, you could taste the dessert itself and not only the sugar. A small dab of sour cream and a sprinkle of black salt were brightening the flavors of smooth pot de cream. Also, chocolate mousse was excellent, the crust crunchy and airy. My friend and I left our plates clean, it was so good!

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GPofDurham
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance, and the service was amazing. A bit pricey but was well worth it.

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vipIvyGrad10
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our waiting handling a food issue.

JM
JojoMojo
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean, the staff was super nice and the food rocked. It was an overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed our date night on the patio, everyone was spaced out and great vibe outside. Kate the GM stopped by the table and was extremely kind. We will be back!

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PatrickW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating on the outdoor patio. The food was incredible. I took my parents here and they don't really eat Asian Fusion, but they absolutely loved everything. We shared everything and every dish was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service on the patio. Will definitely return!

MF
MitziF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brussels Sprouts around town. Best beef wontons ever! Love it! Omg, the blueberry tequila cocktail was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate (I think she is the manager) is so personable and professional. Even when it’s a busy or crazy Friday or Saturday night, she doesn’t let the stress show! The food is always great too! I live for the bing bread and the Brussel sprouts!!

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JoelG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at JuJu Durham for the first time over the weekend. It was a great experience. Food, service, and ambiance were all phenomenal. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places we have eaten period, never mind one of the best places for Asian tapas! Absolutely delicious, perfect portions, great drinks too!

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AOye
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place is okay. I've had better and worse. Pricey small plates. Tried 5 or 6 things. Most were good. Ribs were salty. No theme menu. Lackluster desserts. Most tables are small. But some large booths. Not really for kids but you could if you wanted the hassle.

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and I had a great experience on the patio near the firepit. Food was incredible, we ordered most of the menu! Favs were brussel sprouts, cucumbers, Mongolian beef.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Service was excellent!

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TameaL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was a nice outside experience. The food was good and the staff was courteous.

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StacyR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety of choices and flavors great for table sharing Excellent food and service.

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Polly
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

When I made the reservation I informed the host that this would be a birthday celebration for my friend. I thought they would make an effort to make our dinner special for her. However, there was nothing special about it. We were seated at a very small table, our food was average and the drinks were mediocre.

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PriscillaG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I dined Saturday evening. Each dish was excellently prepared. Wait staff were professional and attentive. It's now a favorite place.

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PHans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to get the peking duck for his birthday because I'd remembered he'd been raving about it for a year after going with his family. Needless to say, it was impeccable. I loved my experience, the staff was so friendly and helpful and it's a beautiful set up.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The food is amazing. Amazing.

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DavidI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent array of small plates with an Asian-fusion flare. Fried chicken bun, roasted sprouts, ramen noodles did not disappoint. Nice outdoor seating options. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped into JuJu for an early dinner, and it could not have been a better experience. Knowledgeable bartender who also gave great service. The food was outstanding (try the spicy tuna!). You could tell the management and staff are taking necessary precautions during this pandemic; I felt very comfortable throughout my experience. Will definitely be back!

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slmoore
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Great protocols to keep you safe. I found the waitstaff to be a bit terse.

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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 1282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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