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54 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4405
+1 650-358-0298
Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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SFO
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small and intimate restaurant in a local San Mateo neighborhood. Sushi and sashimi are very fresh and excellent. Good sake selection.

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Thank Kangchen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A bit pricy but the portions are very generous compared to many others I've been to. Chef was hilarious. Quality of food was excellent as was the atmosphere

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Thank Brandon S
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

there are many neighborhood japanese restaurants in Japan, and this had the feel of exactly that, small friendly good sushi and sashimi. The Miso soup was based on a prawn broth and was delicious, all the fish was very good- we felt very satisfied. Service was friendly and efficient. We will certainly go again

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Thank peter w
Saint Julian's, Malta
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent place for traditional Japanese food. Scratch California rolls and Dragon rolls from your vocabulary if you want to experience the true spirit of the place. Try their Hokkaido uni, Otoro sashimi, Grilled hamachi, anago tempura, and the miso oxtail stew. Or just go for the omakase but tell the chef to go fresh and traditional.

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Thank 850gellert
New York
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We sat at the bar and was served the 12 course sushi course. Everything was perfect right down to the chef. He was both entertaining and intelligent. Definitely would come back and enjoy myself in the future.

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Thank scorro1
Hillsborough, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Tiny place. Went because my wife heard about it. If you don't come early you will wait,but it is worth it. It looks like a small owner/sushi chef run place. Literally everything we ordered was tasty and just right. That's itt about Japanese food. It's not about size of portions nor 'fresh' fish as sushi is flash frozen and almost... More 

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Thank alxsuh
San Mateo, California
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170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I have eaten here for 10 years and the food seems to only get better. The fish is fresh, fresh, fresh and the variety is not something that you see in many sushi restaurants. The chef is a real professional and serves the fish in a manner that is both pleasing to the eye and the palate. Seating is somewhat... More 

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Thank rp-yp
San Mateo, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We love this place and it's authentic Japanese sushi eatery atmosphere. However, we thought we order the Chef's daily sashimi special. I recall on the board and on the menu that the sashimi set for 2 people range from $62 to $85. And we brought our own sake and they have $20 corkage fee. Everything was fresh and enjoyable but... More 

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Thank TeaHsu
Tel Aviv, Israel
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Really the best Japanese meal I've had since coming back from Japan a couple of years ago. The sushi is masterfully created and served, and the rest of the dishes are excellent as well. Can't wait to come back.

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Thank NathanielTA
Boston, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We've been coming here for years! I only got to remember to review Yuzu now. We always sit at the counter because we're regulars. My hubby kampai with the sushi chef as they've known each other for ages before he married me. The fish is so fresh flown in from Japan. I'm not big on rice so I usually get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-358-0298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?