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Sakae Restaurant

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243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
650-348-4064
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good, but...

Maybe they were just so busy or maybe just an off night, but not the quality that I have always received. Not that I wouldn't rank this restaurant high for sushi.... It's just that the exceptional standard was not met. Service has always been phenomenal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Brad945
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Maybe they were just so busy or maybe just an off night, but not the quality that I have always received. Not that I wouldn't rank this restaurant high for sushi.... It's just that the exceptional standard was not met. Service has always been phenomenal!

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were a party of 7 that went to the restaurant. The staff is excellent and accomodated every request. The shrimp tempura was the best item that we tried. The sushi was good but expensive. The beef dish which the kids ordered was not to their liking, significantly red, and also expensive. The total bill came out close to $300.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have no idea why I have not been here in years. The last time I went to Sakae I had gotten laid off, and my brother and I went to eat massive amounts of sushi, and drink massive amounts of Sakai. The next morning to say the least was rough. Anyway fast forward 5 years and there I was... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This restaurant looks like any other of the many many Japanese restaurants in the area. One look at the menu and you know that it is different. No Bento box combinations. No "select your protein" Teriyaki dinner. Instead, the menu is full of cold and hot plates and "tapas", most of them unknown to those of us who eat often... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I enjoy the TV show "The Big Bang Theory". In one episode Sheldon's mother visits from Texas and the gang takes her to a sushi restaurant. Afterwards they are chatting about the meal and inquire what she thought. She answered "I would have liked it more if it was cooked, and if it was beef." That is my problem when... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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234 reviews 234 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After a very disappointing visit to a neighboring "Japanese" restaurant I finally located this gem. The Japanese staff is serious and efficient. Nearly every cut of fish was perfect, the taste satisfactory and presentation authentic. This is not a bargain restaurant and is best appreciated by those who have a preference for delicious and traditional sushi. There is a surprisingly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This restaurant feels very Japanese. It's easily accessible in downtown Burlingame, with on-street parking in front. I had a sushi platter with an interesting variety and top quality fish that melts in your mouth. The cuts were also generous - more like sashimi. They also have a nice selection of sake, so I was able to get the very dry... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had to plan a last minute business dinner with some sushi "experts". Sakae was so good. The freshness and quality is some of the best I've had....and don't go without trying the garlic edamme. Everyone walked away from the table saying how good it was. Service was also excellent. I will be back for sure next time i'm in... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Had dinner (made reservations) for 4 (2 adults and 2 children ages 4,6). the service was great with appropriate child-friendly utensils. Small and quaint restaurant (easy to walk-by and miss it!) The adults enjoyed the fresh sushi, sashimi salad and sake steamed clams/mushrooms. The children enjoyed their miso soup/rice with chilean sea bass and shrimp tempura. The prices are quite... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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232 reviews 232 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you REALLY want the real thing and you are willing to pay for it - this is the place. No gimmicks. No "shushi nazis". No two day old fish. Just heavenly fresh sushi, sashimi, etc. They seem to have two tier fish and prices - California (fresh and expensive) and Japan (flown in, fresh, and super-expensive). Uni from Santa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-348-4064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?