If you like Japanese food, do NOT go to Gombei. We don't want to have to wait for our usual table!
Seriously, though, this Menlo Park institution is a favorite with Stanford students and faculty, and just about anyone interested in home-style Japanese food.
The staff is friendly, efficient and swift. Try the specials. The "3 combo" changes daily and is usually pretty interesting. Recently it was seared tuna, fried stuffed tofu and marinated chicken with rice, miso soup and a salad.
If you order the 3 combo, say "ichi ban" (number one): ee-chee bon
Great food, unheard-of low prices, a fabulous value. We wish more restaurants were like Gombei. Ichi ban, indeed!