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Pepper Lunch USA

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408 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035-7914
+1 408-577-0778
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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Betanzos, Spain
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I would not say this is an excellent restaurant but it is not bad either. It is a very simple japanese style restaurante where you get the food half cooked and you end it up by yourself. The restaurant was full at lunch time and we had to wait for a while to get a table. We tried the sizzling... More 

Thank churrusco
Oakland, California
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

And I love it! Our family of 5 went on a Sunday morning. Was seated within 10 minutes followed by water. Orders were taken promptly and food came out within 10 minutes or so. They have an awesome garlic soy sauce to use generously over your rice which is super tasty! I would definitely make a trip back to eat... More 

Thank Winni L
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I come here often, usually get #12 garlic butter salmon steak. It comes on a sizzling plate. Dish is so tasty! It comes with miso soup, bowl of rice, and salad. Place gets very busy during lunch especially from noon to 1pm. Suggest show up at 11:30 or after 1pm to beat the long wait. Dinner can get busy as... More 

Thank Somatha I
Berlin, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Quite popular so long wait when we went. The service is quick because the food they bring out is raw. Great interesting concept of "cooking the food yourself." Tasted fresh. I got the salmon and I would recommend it. My husband got the steak and wished he would have gotten the lower quality cheaper steak meal because the quality on... More 

Thank belteramanda
Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

There is defiantly a unique feel to this restaurant and the food itself is pretty interesting and unique. We had the beef and rice and it was an interesting twist. The flavor itself was fair but the way they had it set up was different. The meals are filling and great tasting. Worth a trip for something unique and yet... More 

Thank 123SamGirl
Bay Area, CA
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I've recently ate here 3 times the past month or so. The funny thing is I've always heard and known about this place since 2000! My how time flies. It is good to understand how I review as people may think I give too many perfect scores. I always factor in what the place is trying to be and how... More 

Thank gn116
San Francisco, California
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This place has 5 specialties number 1-5, but it is a little confusing as I could not find any description of what each one was. The price for each one is about 7-8 dollars, and an egg to break over it is another dollar. While their specialties have the lowest price on the menu, they are not as flavory as... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2008

I wasn't too impressed with their speciality. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing.

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035-7914
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-577-0778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?