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Sakae Restaurant

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243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
+1 650-348-4064
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Really good sushi - in fact the best in the Burlingame/SM area. However, it is expensive. 5-piece California roll is $8... so you get an idea of what the good stuff is going to cost. Parking is an issue for quick take-out.

Thank WhereToNextFamily
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Good food, good ambiance, the rice is exceptional and the fish very fresh. Not a 5 star because of the cleanliness of the place.

Thank Christian P
Level Contributor
186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fantastic sushi, and I really want to want to come back, but the service was just shy of rude (we were a group of five, with no reservation, at 5:30p--only one other party of two in the restaurant when we arrived). The rest of the meal, service was slow and we were rarely checked on to see if we needed... More 

Thank K8yorr
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've frequented Sakae Restaurant in both it's previous and current location. Quality ingredients wise, it doesn't get much better than this. When I joined a new company and they wanted to take me to lunch ANYWHERE, this was my choice. Of course they asked the Owner for THE BEST and after many besties and premium sake, our lunch tab for... More 

Thank Terry A
Redwood City, California
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231 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice before, both times were excellent. First time I ordered the Omakase for 2 for myself and had a feast of fresh nigiri for $100. My friend ordered the highest grade toro, 1 piece for $24. This most recent time, there were 4 of us and we each ordered 8 orders of nigiri. I loved the himachi... More 

Thank Timothy Y
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We picked Sakae on my way to San Francisco International Airport. There is no complaint about the sushi or the food we ordered. All was nicely picked and presented. However, we were hugely let down by its service. We arrived without any booking so could only sit around the bar area. As we are aware of its popularity, we were... More 

Thank Sarah T
Hillsborough, California
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113 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The sushi at Sakae is very good although the price might not be cheap. I think it is worth to get good sushi at a very relaxing place with low noise level. Sakae is a good place to relax and enjoy good food at the end of the day. The choices on the menu are abundant. It might take a... More 

Thank trang2010
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This place is fabulous. Expensive but worth it. You cannot find quality fish fresher than this. The preparation is excellent as is the presentation. Was told they fly fish in from Japan three days a week. Can be a little helter skelter at time s because it fills up quickly at night. Well the sushi bar does. The restaurant is... More 

Thank hcconsultant
Burlingame, California
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Went for a quick dinner and ordered only 3 items. Fresh salmon, fresh tuna and shrimp tempura roll. Food was served in a most attractive manner. Had a cup of tea to complete the meal. Everything was quite good and the only thing that put a damper on the meal was the bill that was $34.00.

Thank richpvihbass
Bangor, Maine
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346 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

During a recent trip to San Francisco, we stayed at one of the hotels near SFO and found Sakae nearby in Burlingame, on California Road. On a weekday night, with reservations but with few other customers at 7:30 p.m., we tried "one of each" - hand rolls, sushi, sashimi, and a special hot plate (salmon the night we were there).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-4064

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