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“Superb food, great service - a real find”
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All Spice
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Ranked #9 of 410 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$31 - US$75
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Borel Ave.
Transit: Caltrain: Hayward Park SamTrans: Route 390 (El Camino Real and 17th Ave.), also Routes 53, 55 and 58 (Borel at Edinburgh)
Description: San Mateo’s most exciting restaurant is All Spice, an eclectic, contemporary eatery from Executive Chef Sachin Chopra. Chef Chopra expertly blends the freshness of Californian ingredients with Indian spices to create an entirely new style of cuisine, at once light, familiar and warmly exotic. All Spice is proud to have been awarded a Michelin star, a distinction reserved for cuisine of the very best quality and consistency. The restaurant is housed in a converted Victorian with beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace and a variety of architectural details. Each of three intimate dining rooms is decorated in bold, shimmering hues accented with gold. Thirty seats are scattered throughout. Professional service and a thoughtful, moderately priced wine list complement Chopra's dishes. To book reservations for parties of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Superb food, great service - a real find”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I was taken here by a British-Indian friend of mine. An absolute revelation - the cuisine is difficult to describe, the closest I can think of is 'European-Indian fusion'. The chef uses spices from the subcontinent to subtly add taste to meats and fish such as venison, wild boar and sea bass. The results are truly outstanding. Myself and my friend each chose different starters, mains and deserts and shared each. Everything was simply outstanding. Service was also exemplary. It was busy so you do need to book. I was told that it has recently been awarded a Michelin star - very believable, it really is of the highest standard. I live 6000 miles away but I will definitely find a reason to return and sample its delightful menu again.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very interesting little place. The reviews are accurate, this place has very good food and amazing service, My only negative is the use of 'designer portions', which are quire small for some items. I had the roots and shoots appetizer plate which was very good, then the legume chaat as my main course. The chaat was a good sized appetizer. Some of the desserts looked very small.

The check came in a little box. Very nice.

In summary, great food!! Highly recommended!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank finestbob
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Foster City
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Charming place with great food”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The "restaurant" is set in a house and hence has a very charming personality. A friend of ours recommended this place. I ordered the lemongrass-braised wagyu beef shortrib. It was simply delicious. The food is a what I would call californian indian fusion. I will go back to this place on special occasions.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank RuchiFosterCity
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SF, CA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“delicious food and excellent service”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We went with friends to try All Spice and it was a wonderful night.
Food was a journey of many wonderful flavors and our waiter guided us with his excellent recommendations from starters, entree and dessert.
We had expectations since it was an Indian cuisine, but it's flavors were quite different.
My wife wants to go back for her birthday, so you know she really enjoyed it.
I recommend going with a others that like to share their food and you can really try as many things as possible.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

First time I have visited a Michelin star rated place. Food was good but not mind blowing. Food is "Indian fusion". More fusion that indian!
Dont get me wrong it is a very nice place but because of the Michelin star I expected more

  • Visited April 2013
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