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Old Town Sushi

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100 S B St, San Mateo, CA
11:30 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost a hole in the wall sushi place, authentic, no frills or froo-froo nonsense. This is not Nobu! Hungry sushi lovers will love this place. Be prepared to spend some time figuring out what you want on the large menu, but don't choose anything too exotic. Waiters are friendly, efficient, but very busy. Dinner for 2 hungry people was less... More 

Thank johnpilot
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Tremendous portions can be expected here. They emphasize salmon and tuna heavily. Good reason to do. Their salmon chin appetizer grilled to perfection. Double salmon rolls yummy. The enormous number 1 rolls need two persons minimum to finish. Finally a new favorite, the mountain roll, deep fried tuna roll with spicy seaweed salad on top sends the heat !!!! You... More 

Thank David O
Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Old Town Sushi is a very tiny restaurant, basically a hallway with tables. The food is quite good and the portions are very generous. No one in my party could finish their meal, doggie bags for everyone.

Thank tom m
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Spectacular servings, too much food but I like too much!! Food was on point, yum and filling plus staff were friendly and accommodating. We had to wait for a table, they are that popular and more were waiting after us. This place gets two thumbs up from me!

Thank Emily G
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch on a weekday. No queue and got seated immediately. We ordered a bento and a sushi plate. Both had generic servings. Very fresh. Found it amusing that the people manning the counter were Chinese (spoke Cantonese I believe) rather than Japanese. Overall a good place to eat Japanese food.

Thank Ivan F
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Nigiri sushi portions are generous. I had (4) 2-piece Nigiri selections as well as a San Francisco roll and a Philly roll - all good. Service was also good. My check (no alcohol) was about $40 with tip.

Thank tamac9601
Makati, Philippines
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 3 and waited about 45 minutes just to get a seat at this busy sushi restaurant. The fact that there was a long queue outside sparked my interest in this restaurant and we gladly waited in the queue. All I can say is all their sushi were great and unique in terms of the taste... More 

Thank f-billionaire
San Francisco, California
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219 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We had upset stomachs after a visit here. It could have been from the freshness of the fish or the amount of mayo sauce on our rolls. There are a lot of rolls with mayo sauce on them! These rolls are generously big and some sounds very tasty but I'm just wary of how my stomach would feel if I... More 

Thank MTSDave N
San Mateo, California
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

This place is very casual. It has a bar area where you can order and eat your food. We came here on a Sunday afternoon about 1pm. We sat in the booth close to the front door. By the time our food arrived(ordered: salmon teriyaki with tempura and chicken Kara-age; served with white rice; lettuce salad) ; they serve you... More 

Thank Venus D
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Have been going to this place for awhile now. Just went again yesterday. Everything was as it is suppose to be. The only downfall is they don't let you change your order around so that was the minus 1 star. Other than that, I will still be coming here. Try this out, you should be pleasantly surprised.

Thank Robert R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S B St, San Mateo, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?