1201 Raleigh Rd Ste L, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751435.910227 -79.034915
Menu has not changed in two years! – Service is okay. The menu has not changed in two years. Same desserts, same entrees.
Average - okay if you are looking for something new but not worth it.
Horrible food and a rude waitress – Terrible experience from the rude waitress to the horribly seasoned food. I guess we figured out why their slogan is "almost Asian". It's not good enough to be considered Asian food. Although this restaurant has relatively nice ambiance for Chapel Hill, the food is awful!!!!!
We ordered two appetizers and two entrees - and went home feeling disgusted. First the appetizers, the Vietnamese Spring Rolls - they were overstuffed with too many noodles and not much else - and the Gnocchi - the Gnocchi themselves were tasty - but the dish was not cohesive at all. The two entrees were the Cornish Hen and a Vegetarian noodle dish with "Soy Chicken". The soy chicken was inedible - it should have been called "soy sauce Chicken" - because it seemed to have been marinated in soy sauce - the soy bits- wreaked of soy sauce - it was disgusting!!!! The Cornish hen was pounded flat and seasoned with pesto over polenta - nothing special at all! Don't waste your money here!!!
Go across the street for Thai food instead.
This place is awesome – I'm a total foodie and I've lived in Paris and New York. Jujube could be located in a much larger city and still crush the competition. Their food is mouth watering and creative. Charlie is a fantastic owner who really seems to care about his customers.
I can't say enough great things about this place!
Great Vegetarian Options – As a vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for restaurants that have meatless entrees that have been created from the ground up as opposed to having to subtract the meat from one. The Soy section of the menu gave me hope and the execution left me wanting more.
Our server was knowledgeable and prompt. Our table was offered some privacy by the hanging curtains between our table and the next. My girlfriend and I felt that we really lucked out and will definitely be back.
Fantastic food, rock solid service – Our first visit to Jujube won't be our last. The wonton soup was delicious, and the teas are quite nice. Creme brulee was the best I have had in the triangle thus far. Our server was very polite and attentive. We walked in a busy Saturday evening, were seated with minimal wait time, and the food came out promptly after order. Way to go, Jujube!
Gotta order the Wontons! – We have been to JuJebes several times and it is our new favorite place in Chapel Hill. The short rib wontons are to die for! We can't come to the resturant without ordering these wonderful things. Sitting at the bar can be a bit warm but its the best seat in the house and the chef is really nice and engaging with our questions and comments. Love this Place!
Delicious, but $5 for 4 little vegetable dumplings? – In New York's Chinatown you can get 6 dumplings double the size of Jujube's. They only give you 4 and it took 20 minutes to get them to go.
They were delicious, however.
Just average – We went to Jujube on a Friday night at about 8:30. We had planned to go earlier, but when we called to make a reservation (just in case), we were told there would be no available tables until 8:30. We arrived about 15 minutes early. Our tables wasn't ready, but the hostess seated us at the bar where we had some wine and beer. We were seated a few minutes late right near the bar, and our waitress came right over to take our order. We enjoyed the dumplings, but I felt that both the main dishes were lacking something. We got Kung Pao chicken and a noodle dish, both of which were heavy on the scallions and celery. I couldn't taste the ginger in the noodles, and there was just no kick (maybe they need to use more garlic or red peppers or something). We wee also pretty cold during our dining experience-ever time someone opens th door, cold air rushes by the bar and the tables behind it, which is where we were seated.
Overall, I'd say Jujube is pretty average, and we were disappointed based on all of the rave reviews. I don't think we will return.
My favorite CH restaurant – I LOVE this restaurant! I eat there at least once per week. The restaurant staff really knows how to cater to their customers. I went in there for their Late Night Tapas (special occasion) and they were having a private wine tasting dinner. In addition to allowing my date and I partake in our own private wine tasting, they held a bottle of our favorite wine from that night for our next trip in. We didn't even ask them to do so! Honestly, I've had everything on the menu. If you like seafood and spicy dished, the curry is to die for. Both types of dumplings are very good, but I do prefer the pork and cabbage. In terms of specialty drinks, The Whippet is amazing. But, be careful -- they go down way to easy and before you know it your chop stick skills become a little uncoordinated. Oh, and Stephanie is our regular waitress -- she is the best!
Great Asian-Fusion! – My wife and I have been to Jujube several times and consider it one of the best restaurants in the Triangle. The food is consistently excellent and I enjoy the atmosphere, particularly when sitting on the side with the open kitchen. Chef Deal is clearly passionate about food, given the attention to detail and his willingness to experiment and innovate. Jujube frequently offers tasting menus to showcase new items. I?ve never had the same meal twice and I?ve never been disappointed. My favorite experience so far has been a beer tasting event, where each course was paired with a Dogfish Head microbrew. One piece of advice for those thinking about going to Jujube for the first time: the more adventurous you are with your menu selections, the more you will be rewarded. I can understand how someone might be disappointed after ordering Kung Pao Chicken or a basic noodle dish. Go for the gusto! Finally, I find it interesting that some of the reviews complain about the service. It never crossed my mind as being extraordinarily good or bad - maybe I?m too busy enjoying the food to take careful notice.
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