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1155 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-3561
+1 650-348-9388
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“skewers” (12 reviews)
“ramen” (10 reviews)
“unagi” (3 reviews)
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1155 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-3561
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Just please don’t go when I’m trying to go! First, highly recommend that you make a reservation, unless going very late. They have great hours, open late, and are very busy during dinner hours, don’t be sad, make a reservation. Go multiple times, menu is...More

Thank Allen H
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thanks so much for being a die-hard fan, Allen! We look forward to serving you again very soon. :) Best, Jason

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I came here 4 times . Twice with bunch of friends and twice with my wife. I love the variety of the skewers they have but all the times I’ve been here they put extra stuff on my bill, the first time we had many...More

Thank Daniele P
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Daniele -- we're thankful that you've dined with us. I'm so sorry to hear that there was a mix up with your bill. I'd like you to know that our staff is very honest and would never knowingly charge you...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We loved the whole experience of eating Japanese style - shoes off, low tables, private rooms. It was an expensive dinner for small portions and high priced ramen. If you aren't paying, you'll love this place. Even if you are paying, you will enjoy your...More

Thank Netanders
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thanks for the awesome review and rating! We're happy to hear you could have a truly excellent visit with us from start to finish. Warm regards, Jason

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It was a fun experience. The ability to sit in the floor and eat dinner was great. I like the idea of glass walls around each table. The food was good and I like the fact that everything was on skewers. The service was good...More

Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Glad you could enjoy your time with us, James! Let's do it again soon. Best, Jason

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Yes, the plaza that the restaurant is located in makes it look as though the restaurant is simply another hole in the wall with excellent food. Wrong! Step inside where you're immediately impressed by the ambiance, the tables, the traditional removal of shoes, and amazing...More

Thank Terena A
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Cheers to you, Terena! It's our pleasure to make sure your time with us is fantastic. You're always welcome here. See you soon, Jason

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The setting was great with glass walls between booths that made a nice ambiance. The skewers of meat were very tasty and the ramen noodles were delicious. The service was quick except at the end when they brought dessert but the table was absolutely full...More

Thank gfarmer668
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

A pleasure to see you could have an awesome dining experience with us. Be sure to come back and visit again soon! Best, Jason

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting selections of many entrees with tapas size servings. They also serve some exotic cocktails plus high end sake. You will experience the Japanese style of removing your shoes before dining. Servers are great and the variety of dishes were excellent. They gave complimentary desserts...More

Thank BillF698
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Glad to hear you could have an excellent experience with us, Bill! We look forward to providing you another brilliant meal soon. See you next time, Jason

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My family & I recently stopped by for dinner. The food was great! We loved the $1 oysters & delicious ramen. Prices were definitely reasonable. Service wise, there's a lot of work that needs to be done. Our waiter barely checked up on us. Our...More

Thank Sweetanddandy
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for stopping by and having a delicious dinner with us! While we apologize if you didn't have the best experience with us service-wise, we look forward to welcoming you and your family back in again soon and doing a better job in that regard...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Really enjoyed my dinner at Mokutanya. It is a nice upscale restaurant, with a variety of food selections. I would advise making a reservation, as it is popular and often crowed late into the evening. Great option for late night dining/lounging, and it is open...More

Thank JCJD2
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Please know we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a fantastic review and recommendation. We'll see you next time! Kind regards, Jason

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Mokutanya is located in Burlingame, a very nice town close to SFO. This is an upscale Japanese restaurant with special and fantastic quality of dishes. There is a variable list of of salad, appetizer and main dish for you to choose from veggies, meat to...More

Thank HuynhJane
Joe Z, Owner at Mokutanya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

We're truly thankful for all your compliments! Whether it's for a romantic date night or a late night meal, we absolutely can't wait to have a chance to serve you again. Sincerely, Jason

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-3561
    (Broadway Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-9388
From the moment you step into Mokutanya, our bubbly, cheerful hostess and friendly, attentive wait staff will instantly make you feel at ease and welcomed. At Mokutanya, we just don't want to treat you as a customer. We want to treat everyone as good friends where they can be frank with us and share their opinions. We listen to our friends, accept their suggestions and continuously strive on making improvement to make them happy. All we request is for you to kick back to enjoy everything we have to offer.
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