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All Spice

1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-3024
+1 650-627-4303
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-3024
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've driven by this place hundreds of times and never noticed it. Set slightly back off of El Camino, All Spice is a fine dining restaurant built into an old Victorian style house. Cozy atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food. It is characterized as Asian...More

Thank CoGus
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A little challenging to find but well worth the trouble. Once you entered the beautifully restored and updated 1906 Victorian, you know you are somewhere special. Guest are welcomed at the door by one of the friendly team members and shown to your table. All...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fine food in welcoming atmosphere. Waiting 30min for my guest in the entrance lounge, no drink was offered. Prices are high.

Thank Dauban M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I surprised my friends. Pulled into the nonchalant parking lot just off of El Camino Real in San Mateo and took them into a historic house. That was the start of a culinary adventure. After being seated by the Chefs wife we were greeted by...More

Thank Realreview2016
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I visited All Spice on the recommendation of the woman I am dating. It was quite the experience. It is a residential home that was converted into a restaurant and it works wonderfully. You feel at home with the smaller size and the attention to...More

Thank Blake B
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I had good meals here in the past but the last few times I felt that the food was not on the par with the michelin star but the prices definitely reflect it!! we ordered the bean tostada appetizer which was big enough to share...More

Thank russeyes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the peninsula. I can't believe I haven't been sooner! It's in a home, so you immediately feel like you've been invited to a private party, not a restaurant. The atmosphere is calm & romantic. The prices are totally reasonable....More

Thank MLF360
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here with business associates on a Sunday night - they opened up on a night they're usually closed just for our large party. It's in a converted Victorian so only a few rooms for seating but they set up 2 long tables for us...More

Thank theresaw
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We heard about this restaurant for awhile and finally were able to try it out. The restaurant setting is unique as it is converted from a home. You get a very comfortable and homey feeling when you walked in. The tables are spaced out fairly...More

Thank LakeviewMan
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had not visited this restaurant for 2 years after a previously excellent meal. What we had loved about the place was the interesting layering of many flavours within the one dish. The chief seemed to be able to keep unusual pairings of spices and...More

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Tim C
15 February 2017|
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Response from snowridergirl2012 | Property representative |
Hi Tim, Thanks for your interest in All Spice. We serve beer and wine only. Hope to see you at the restaurant soon. Best, Shoshana Wolff Owner/General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$75
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-3024
    (Borel Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Caltrain: Hayward Park SamTrans: Route 390 (El Camino Real and 17th Ave.), also Routes 53, 55 and 58 (Borel at Edinburgh)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-627-4303
Description
San Mateo’s most exciting restaurant is All Spice, an eclectic, contemporary eatery from Executive Chef Sachin Chopra. Chef Chopra expertly blends the freshness of Californian ingredients with Indian spices to create an entirely new style of cuisine, at once light, familiar and warmly exotic. All Spice is proud to have been awarded a Michelin star, a distinction reserved for cuisine of the very best quality and consistency. The restaurant is housed in a converted Victorian with beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace and a variety of architectural details. Each of three intimate dining rooms is decorated in bold, shimmering hues accented with gold. Thirty seats are scattered throughout. Professional service and a thoughtful, moderately priced wine list complement Chopra's dishes. To book reservations for parties of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.
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