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120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208 (Flores St.)
+1 650-638-1960
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family owned restaurant is one of the best middle eastern restaurants in the bay area. All of the food is not only authentic but presented beautifully. The flavors and textures are nearly perfect, from the starters to the main courses, into the deserts. The service is professional yet warm and inviting. The only challenge is parking, but the experience... More 

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Thank James A
Fanoe, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After a great starter with a combo of cold and warm maze (odeuvre) I got a delicious lamb shank. Tender and perfect seasoned the Lebanese way. The Lebanese chilled white wine was lovely and worked great both for the starter and the main. I'll be back next time in San Mateo

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Thank lholsen
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I went there with my cousins to try out some middle eastern food.The place was quiet that afternoon and the waiter asked us if we are ordering any grilled meat so that the staff can fire up the grill. At first, we were about to leave then we stayed and I am glad we did. The waiter started us off... More 

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Thank Sam S
Trondheim, Norway
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753 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal here. The staff was very friendly and the kebab very good. The place was a bit deserted at the time but the waiter kept me company.

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Thank taarhaug
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The staff at this restaurant are very hospitable, friendly and value their customers. THe food is excellent, portions are good, and all food is very fresh. The waiter, Stefan, was "one of a kind" and provided A+ service. We very much enjoyed our meal and will go back on our next trip to the Bay Area.

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Thank Steve Y
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Went to eat dinner and watch a Middle Eastern Dance show with live music. Seating capacity is 70, so it's a small place. Found lots of people of different ethnic back grounds here, all were treated equally, with one exception. This is a Lebanese restaurant. If you are Lebanese, you were shown preference. I guess my green dollars are worth... More 

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Thank Peter E
Foster City, California
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

My mother and I had dinner at Tannourine tonight using a Dinner for Two Groupon Deal and before starting to write this one star review, I actually re-read the reviews when I saw that the overall review was around a 4 star for this restaurant. I purchased the Groupon for two and another for four on the recommendation of a... More 

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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal, service was friendly and efficient, food was delicious, all with authentic flavor and the right blend of spices. The room is a little old fashioned, like a comfortable sofa, we will be going back

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Thank peter w
Burlingame, California
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295 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Delightful place with live music and dancers. Great service. Beer and wine to boot. Had moussaka, mezza combo platter and mjadra (lentils and rice), which came with a lovely green salad. As much pita bread as you would like and a complimentary tzaziki like dip. All were really tasty and large portion size. We will definitely go back. Prices are... More 

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Thank travelagentreplies
Ocean City, New Jersey
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Everything on the menu is ridiculously flavorful. Starting with the hummus and ending with the baklava. I was not looking forward to dining here since Lebanese food I have eaten in USA has been very bland and predictable. Not Tannourine. The Baba Ganoush is smoky and fresh. My husband had the 3 different kebobs and they were delicious. Highly, highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
    (Flores St.)
  • Public Transportation: El Camino Real is 1 block away, just a couple of blocks away from Bay Meadows.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-638-1960

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