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Sakae Restaurant

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243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
650-348-4064
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Today
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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    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
Surpise sushi find

I was staying near the airport in San Francisco on business and our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. We asked her for a sushi restaurant nearby that was really good but wouldn't break the bank. I have to say, it was some of the best sushi I've ever had. The service was great, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
prolwing
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Westerville, Ohio
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was staying near the airport in San Francisco on business and our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. We asked her for a sushi restaurant nearby that was really good but wouldn't break the bank. I have to say, it was some of the best sushi I've ever had. The service was great, the atmosphere was pleasant....I would definitely come... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
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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