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Zabu zabu

98 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
+1 650-430-9228
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible12%
31 Dec 2016
“Best place to stock meat after the work out”
1 Feb 2016
“Cool restaurant for Hot Pot and Small plates combo”
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Sushi, Japanese
PRICE
££ - £££
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98 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Beef and lamb were the best for me. I loved to go there when the restaurant was not crowded. The service was very good too. She checked to see whether we needed anything all fo the time. I do not have any problem and the...More

Thank LavenderQ
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The restaurant is really modern and cool inside. The staff is excellent and go out of their way to make sure that everything is perfect. The food is high quality with many choices to choose from, especially the small plates & sushi rolls. If you...More

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

There's lots of things to cook yourself. Meat, noodles and veg. That's about it. They do and all you can eat, but I'd question how much you'd actually want to eat. Saying that, it was busy and the staff were nice. Prices were good. I'd...More

Thank Captaincy
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Oh so delectable! Oh so fun! Hot and spice-a-licious, or tame-a-licious, your preference is at your fingertips! Make it what you want! Top grade fresh ingredients, meats sliced to perfection, veggies at their peak, what more? Noodles, that's what! Great service! We brought our family...More

Thank PickyPickyEater
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

I'm surprised by the low reviews, the food is good here and they have AYCE. Quality is also decent, not to mention they have a huge venue if you want to host parties. Give it a shot!! They also have sushi and small plates AYCE!

Thank Tiffine W
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

I went in with my son after seeing the menu on the window and the price of $23 for all you can eat. We got inside and the menu said it was $28 instead. But I get that. Prices change. What I didn't get was...More

Thank UglyDollOX
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Zabu Zabu is always empty almost every time I pass by, and today I understood why - because the food is horrible and so bland it's tasteless! My daughter and I had lunch there, and I ordered a mixed mushroom lunch plate with ramen with...More

Thank 908Laura
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Ive been to the Berkeley Zabu Zabu several times. Always have a good time. What's not to like about all you can eat shabu shabu with small plates for $33. Tried several of the broths, the Sichuan spicy one is still my favorite. Had several...More

1  Thank WeekdaySkier
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  • Address: 98 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-430-9228
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