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Sushi Sam's Edomata

218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
+1 650-344-0888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“omakase” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (71 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the early dinner seat (there was a line halfway down the block half an hour before they opened). Seemed like they had many regulars whose family of 4+ were seated, served, and finished before we even got our food. Either we have to...More

Thank SFlindy
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Perfect sushi in a modest environment. Clean,Cheap and cheerful with unrivaled freshness. Friendly waitstaff. Helpful and informed about sourcing, suggestions for pairings.

Thank Mnperry
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sushi Sam's is a well known establishment in San Mateo for its high quality sushi. I visited here for Omakase- Sashimi and Nigiri and was not disappointed. Service is friendly and quick. However; prices are not justified by the interior decor . Size of servings...More

Thank 22000FT
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Sushi Sam's is a true neighborhood gem. It's an unpretentious casual sushi spot, very family friendly, with all the quality of some of the fanciest sushi places in the Bay Area. Sam is a local legend! I'd plan to arrive very early, as there is...More

Thank 581lily
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I have known Sam of Sushi Sam's for over 30 years. I was served by him when he worked for another place in Burlingame, before he had his own restaurant. There are probably 25 Japanese restaurants in downtown San Mateo. The reason you go to...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Everything is fresh and delicious. The only way to top it if you would go to Japan! Small and quaint, but delish!

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 25 March 2017

great sushi place and resto. fresh food always. owner himself is sushi chef. everything in menu is good. always full lunch time and evening. great location.

Thank robert p
Reviewed 17 February 2017

No atmosphere unless you are at the sushi bar but who cares when the quality of the sushi is out of this world! Go hungry. Order from the day's specials and you won't be disappointed. Take a chance on things you've never had because here...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fresh and perfect. Always great. Sometimes a line to get in but they take reservations for dinner if you can plan ahead. Very friendly staff.

Thank Zoolook999
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were in San Mateo visiting family and my daughter wanted to go here. We only get out there once a year or so and she wouldn't come back to Texas w/o eating at Sushi Sam's. There were 8 of us so we made a...More

Thank utretiree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-0888
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