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Japanese Restaurants in San Mateo

4.9 - 142 votes

Hours: Closed today

115 De Anza Blvd, San Mateo
(650) 286-0410


Very interesting Japanese restaurant. Fixed degustation menu that changes monthly. Unusual and delicious, leaning heavily toward seafood. Quality and pr... More reviews

4.4 - 261 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2PM

47 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 445-7579

Taishoken Ramen

We tried regular ramen, ramen with dipping soup and soupless. Aburasoba is definitely the best among them and worth trying. The other two are a little to... More reviews

4.4 - 241 votes

Hours: 4:30 - 8PM

218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 344-0888

Sushi Sam's Edomata

CHANGE YOUR HOURS!!!! My Fiancé and I have come here three times in the past week and been turned away each time!! The first time it was on us, we showed... More reviews

4.5 - 174 votes

Hours: 5:30 - 9:30PM

279 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo
(650) 315-2945

Sushi Maruyama home deliivery

Very very satisfied. Probably the best sushi with reasonable price around Peninsula. All the seafood are so delicious & fresh, also the service is so... More reviews

4.2 - 221 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7PM

72 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo
(650) 437-0399

Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake

Ewwww new cheesecake tart alert! I recently discovered the mini cheesecake cake tarts and I absolutely loved them. I couldn't wait to come back and ... More reviews

3.9 - 281 votes

Hours: 5 - 9:30PM

329 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo
(650) 343-3255

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Meat quality is superb and friendly staff. Great atmosphere for all dinning occasions. More reviews



4.3 - 184 votes

Hours: Closed today

509 2nd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 401-7008


Came from Houston Texas and looked for a place to chill out and have good food. This place did not make me disappointed. Everything is so good. They'... More reviews

4.3 - 179 votes

Hours: Closed today

670 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 393-4055

Karaage Burger

Chicken burger was juicy and moist ..for the price-too bad it doesn't come with fries. Dine in option is good esp. since it gets messy. They also ha... More reviews

4.3 - 175 votes

Hours: 5 - 9:30PM

204A 2nd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 340-1508

Dash Japanese Tapas and Sushi

Service was great, food was delicious! Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Sushi tasted fresh, omakase was fun to eat.Definitely coming back f... More reviews

4.1 - 175 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

71 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 347-5777

Kaz Teriyaki Grill

Come here six months ago and the rib eye beef was amazing ! Came here today, and it wasn't any good. Dry, stale, barely warm. .. old meat. My friend... More reviews

4.1 - 161 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

33 E 3rd Ave #4010, San Mateo
(650) 343-1152

Hotaru Restaurant

Are you looking for fresh sashimi/sushi that is reasonably priced? Look no more! Hotaru is where it's at! Not only is their fish fresh and tasty, bu... More reviews

4.5 - 100 votes

Hours: Closed today

360 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo
(650) 344-0188

Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine

Food was delicious and very clean, tasted like a home cooked meal. I didn't try any, but I also saw a lot of vegan/vegetarian options. And the owner... More reviews

4.1 - 159 votes

Hours: 11AM - 3:30PM

73 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 342-0288

NI-MO Japanese Cuisine

Visited for a family birthday dinner on Saturday. We made reservations for eleven people. San Mateo is 97 % vaccinated so no one asked for vaccination ca... More reviews

4.1 - 158 votes

Hours: Closed today

428 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 348-7810

Fuji Sukiyaki

Always the place to go have a fantastic sushi. Recommend!!! Baby Lobster Otoro Uni Scallop and a lot more but this one I ordered every time I go!! :) More reviews

3.8 - 193 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

100 S B St, San Mateo
(650) 558-8969

Old Town Sushi

3 stars is being generous... rolls are good... salad was soggy and tasted old... miso soup was not appetizing.... My side of sriracha sauce had condensat... More reviews

4.1 - 142 votes

Hours: Closed today

116 W 25th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 931-4038

Furagu Sushi

It’s so delicious and the staff is so friendly! My family and I absolutely love this place. I highly recommend it. More reviews



4.3 - 111 votes

Hours: 11AM - 1:45PM

54 37th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 358-0298


We got sushi to go. We ordered a few rolls and all were good, my fave was one with the eel and avocado as well as the real california rolls. They made a ... More reviews

4.3 - 110 votes

Hours: 4 - 7:30PM

34 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 570-6609

Tokie's Downtown

Always the best experience and fabulous sushi. Da best!!! Go and enjoy Tokies! Thanks Vic for your generous hospitality More reviews

4.1 - 130 votes

Hours: 11AM - 3PM

145 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 548-2483


This place is great! The prices, cuts of meat, seasoning, broths are flavorful. I wish that there were more pescaterian or vegetarian options, but still ... More reviews

4.1 - 127 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

123 W 25th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 212-1828

Kaori Sushi and Sake Bar

Hands down the best sushi on the peninsula! Everything is so fresh and tasty and the service is great here. A huge recommendation for anyone looking for ... More reviews

4 - 138 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2PM

30 S B St, San Mateo
(650) 340-8974

Joy Sushi

Stumbled upon this place on a Tuesday where most of the restaurants were closed for lunch. It turned out to be pretty good. We sat down and server came u... More reviews

3.8 - 153 votes

Hours: 4:30 - 10PM

212 2nd Ave, San Mateo
(650) 347-2511

Izakaya Mai

Pretty solid sushi dinner the other night, had some Toro, rolls (Dynamite was great), tempura, all very tasty. We hadn't been back in a while, but w... More reviews

3.9 - 134 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2:30PM

2942 S Norfolk St, San Mateo
(650) 212-1272

Inshou Japanese Cuisine

Been visiting many times including the ramen shop on the back when it was opened. Overall the food is good. I like when the restaurant temporary closed w... More reviews



3.9 - 123 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

140 W 25th Ave, San Mateo
(650) 578-0880


Our go-to place for a quick, convenient takeout. In-laws are JA and love the place. Good portions for a good price, and always delicious. They can be bus... More reviews

3.8 - 116 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

389 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo
(650) 315-2287

YAYOI Hillsdale

Food is great. The amount of food is on the small side. But service, decoration, taste are all great. Next time I will probably order more food and it sh... More reviews

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