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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“omakase” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (73 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:00 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
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Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

We were early for a business meeting and starving... Walking down the Main Street, we noticed several Japanese restaurants, however this Sam's seemed to be the busiest one. While nothing fancy, walking into find eight people waiting was a good sign of things to come....More

Thank NZBred
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Omakase here is totally worth it - fresh, innovative, delicious. That said, we will sometimes decide to go some place else for sushi because we might not be in the mood for the cranky service. One server is AMAZING, friendly, outgoing, makes an effort -...More

Thank Molly N
Reviewed 3 November 2014

You cannot go wrong here. The simply focus on serving quality, tasty good sushi! You could wait a bit, but every bit is worth the wait. For all you foodies, treat yourself to this great spot in San Mateo.

Thank Kduffysi
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is the best Sushi spot on the peninsula. Sam is a master of his art. He finds the freshest fish daily and serves it in the best possible way. Just wait for Sam to say no soy sauce when he hands your sushi.

Thank Jcrayne
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

We had attempted to try it out quite a few times before but always chickened out because of the long line until yesterday. It was raining, and we really did not want to seek out another place in the rain. Hence I accepted it when...More

Thank 908Laura
Reviewed 21 October 2014

had some great experience in San Mateo and one evening eager to have sushi arrived here .....very arrogant response ...place was busy was asked to return after 30 minutes ....no worries i understand that but attitude was sure an issue ...returned ....ordered a decent meal...More

Thank JesyHitesh
Reviewed 12 October 2014

With so many sushi places it takes work to provide something special. Sushi Sam's does it simply by focusing on the food. Not a fancy atmosphere, not a fancy menu filled with pictures. Just a row of sushi chef's waiting to wow you with something...More

Thank bill_keep
Reviewed 6 October 2014

My go-to place for sushi in the bay area. Call ahead for a reservation to avoid the long wait. My favorites from Sam: - sashimi: albacore tataki, seared toro, amberjack - sushi: unagi hand roll, baby lobster roll, black cod, fresh scallops, butterfish, uni, long...More

Thank Jarlin S
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Awesome sushi, generous pieces of fish, great selection. I love sitting at the sushi bar and watch them work. Service is OK and the place is average to look at. But the sushi....

Thank TheRealWall
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I've been going to Sushi Sam's weekly for over nine years. I should have cut a deal with the owner to be a shareholder, because I'm probably paying for his golf fees. But the sushi is that good. If the definition of your favorite restaurant...More

1  Thank Cary F
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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 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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