Juju Durham

4.8
1467 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1467 people are saying
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GlennT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff superb! We sat outside and had a wonderful lunch.

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park
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The scallops were definitely not worth the price paid. Was hoping to at least get a few more.

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Jeannie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We shared tapas and one entree on the patio. Everything we ordered was outstanding except for the skirt steak, which the entree. It was good, but we probably wouldn’t order again as the other dishes were so delicious and there are so many choices. Juju definitely continues to my favorite Durham restaurant!

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JayneG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Took a friend who had not been and she enjoyed also.

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vipBrett
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and kind / attentive service from the host, our waiter and the staff more broadly.

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RaquelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an awesome experience at Juju! Very lovey atmosphere! Great food! Great service! Definitely will be back.

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Kdinner
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We tried numerous dishes (plates and bites). Everything was great except the mushroom and cabbage dumplings they lacked flavor. Would order everything else again next time

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Jupers
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! A must place to dine when in Durham. The sizzling sissig with bing bread is da bomb! The mint condition cocktail is so tasty! Save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a spectacular dinner! Ordered lots of tapas and several pitchers of the white sangria. The staff was very friendly and thoughtful. THANK YOU @juju staff, line cooks, and chef! We enjoyed every second of our dinner.
Sincerely: Kahmil Spain

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date, a lot of small plate options to share and a good drink + dessert selection!

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vipAudi
Greensboro
102 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a long overdue get together with friends. I have been raving about JuJu to them for some time & they did not disappoint! It was fantastic! We requested outside a table for 6 and JuJu called in advance to confirm & to check on any special requests. We ordered several different dishes & everyone was impressed. Hostess & service was outstanding! I highly recommend JuJu for a great tapas experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good. Food good. Server good. Lovely weather for outdoor seating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and peaceful environment food was delicious

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vipPhilipB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Durham. Service was phenomenal and the perfect night to sit outside for dinner. Definitely a great spot for a date night or just a night out. We will be back again!

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vipPhilipB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding taste palette, executed to perfection.

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PamelaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️ Juju! Delish 😋 Asian Fusion Tapas. Must EAT every time we visit Durham.

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Charliegirl
Raleigh
85 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday but they never acknowledged it. I was disappointed. Food always delicious but they need to change menu and offer specials. It’s getting repetitive for me so I won’t be going back for awhile.

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Delicious
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The menu choices are wonderful and the food was served promptly. It was tastefully presented and absolutely delicious. Kudos to the kitchen and the chef! The service was spotty though. Our table outside somehow got forgotten and it was a while before we could get a waiter's attention. He apologized and immediately swooped in to correct the situation, bringing us water and table settings within seconds. But we clearly weren't his table. Our waitress did come, but reluctantly. We don't know why, but she remained sullen and unhappy about having to serve us throughout the meal even though we'd given her no cause to be. Also, a word to the wise - if you want to enjoy your appetizers before the main dishes arrive, be sure not to order them together. The kitchen is lightning quick and one of our main dishes arrived first, before our dumplings and spring rolls, even though we'd asked for the main dishes to be served later (we were told that the main dishes can take 20 minutes to prepare, so it was best to get the order into the kitchen, but that was evidently not the case). Everything arrived pretty much at once which didn't give me time to enjoy my cocktail. Also my cocktail was served without a straw, and the glass was difficult to drink from without it. It took a while to get one because of the lackluster service. So there were a few glitches in service but that didn't take away from our wonderful dinner. The food was so good, but we will take our time ordering next time. The fried rice was excellent, as was the lamb and Mongolian Beef. And we really enjoyed the doughnut dessert which we split among four of us.

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BSB61
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service.
Overall, nice place and look forward to going again.

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ChristyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a birthday with a great dinner tonight. The food was great. Highlights were the garlic ramen noodles, leek fried rice, and the brown butter pot de creme. The service was also top notch. The pace that the food was brought to the table was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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jdesigner
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!! Just the right amount of spice in the Thai inspired dishes we shared. Always excellent preparation, presentation, service and cocktails!
Tables were space apart and they have outdoor seating.

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KatS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for my birthday dinner. All the food was delicious and the drinks were also very good. Service was fast and all the staff were very nice. Will be going back again for sure!

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vipOfelia
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to juju’s for a few years now. First time we found the food to be average and not excellent.

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HannahG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Juju and the service and food were outstanding! We had the pork wontons, fried chicken buns, spicy tuna bites, and hanger steak and everything was fantastic. Great patio and cocktails as well. Awesome date night spot!

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LKCH
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and attentive. The food was great but one thing was a little too spicy! We were warned though.

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dj2019
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Extremely over-priced. More expensive than NYC and Philly. The menu was almost entirely different compared to pre-pandemic. All food was quite spicy. Toddler was not able to eat any.

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vipAndreaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was fast, enjoyable meal

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EllaH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

food was good but on the salty side, wish it came with a side of plain rice to help wash it down

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vipChris
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JuJu is one of our favorites in the RTP area. We celebrated my wife's birthday recently and the staff was very accommodating. Every food item was perfectly prepared. I especially recommend the Peking duck and Mongolian beef. Finally, you get great value for money. JuJu's prices are quite reasonable given the excellent quality. Highly recommended.

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vipDebA
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Drinks pricey. Fairly loud. Easy parking

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with special friend first time since Covid. Meal was fabulous, will be back often!

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jamesn
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Durham, best all around dining experience we've found. The flavors are unique and they make it easy for those who are avoiding dairy/gluten etc..

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Food is still amazing and drinks were concocted nicely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Call ahead reservation available. Great service.

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vipNadimH
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Thanks for the wonderful experience

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NKYBlue
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food as usual. A little disappointed in the service. Servers didn’t pre-bus the tables, slow to refill drinks and generally not very engaging with the group.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The chef is fantastic and every dish is prepared well. The octopus and the Mongolian beef are my favorites but everything is good.

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ShilpaS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual and service was great! My favorite place in Durham.

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 1467 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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