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Sushi Sam's Edomata

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$$ - $$$
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218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
+1 650-344-0888
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can sit at counter and order the 'chef choice sushi', you will be served some very good sushi at very reasonable price. There are also many well prepared Japanese dishes on menu. Always packed for good reasons.

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Thank Kallen C
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Time and time again we like to go and have a great "sushi" meal and we seem to always end up here. Tonight was the best we have ever had. Our wait was about 50 minutes. Well worth the wait! Calvin our host and server sat us at the sushi bar. We had the chefs sushi seasonal special plus other... More 

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Thank Mauro1990
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Sushi has always been good at Sam's through the years and service is fast and efficient. Getting a table has now become almost impossible for weekend evenings so we stood in line at 11.30 on a Saturday for lunch. Still outstanding sushi and lunch prices for the meals quite reasonable.

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Thank Glynis E
Washington D.C.
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sushi Sam's is among those rare institutions that manage to give you a consistent experience in terms of food, service, and environment that you feel "right at home" with them. At Sushi Sam's, it's a quirky down-to-earth atmosphere, unpretentious, with the best Sushi in the Bay Area. I went often when we lived in the area. Came back this week... More 

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Thank TooFrequentTraveller
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I visit Sushi Sam's a couple of times monthly, and have been doing so since they first opened over 30 years ago. We've watched the facility double in size and have actually watched the wait-staff grow-up and Sam "mature" ;-) The Sushi is remarkable; always fresh, meticulously prepared, appropriately served and reasonably priced. I know you don't... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quite a few tables in a well lit room. Service is quick and reliable. Sushi is great ! Always a few families are there, service always with a smile.

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Thank GregS8
Belmont, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

As usual, this place is always packed! Great service with a very efficient staff. Parking is somewhat difficult. Sam runs the show and Tai facilitates everything else. Desserts by Toko are a special treat! Excellent quality of fresh seafoods and wonderful other dishes as well.

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Thank Dennis Y
San Mateo, California
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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place is always packed, get there early like 5:30pm if you want to sit at sushi counter, order Chef's choice and you will be very happy with fresh sushi and very reasonable price. The staff are all very friendly and efficient. Everything on menu are well prepared. Great neighborhood comfort food.

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Thank Kallen C
New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went with a multi-generational group to Sushi Sam's. The sushi was delicious and very fresh. It's a great gathering place for my family, as we fly in from the east coast to join up with friends and family in the Bay area. Such a great time, and the food has been very consistent --yummy!

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Thank Penny V
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a mainstay for sushi dining in downtown san mateo; they have been here forever and food is consistently great; have been coming here for at least 10 yrs

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?