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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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    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
Well prepared sushi in Burlingame

Went for a quick dinner and ordered only 3 items. Fresh salmon, fresh tuna and shrimp tempura roll. Food was served in a most attractive manner. Had a cup of tea to complete the meal. Everything was quite good and the only thing that put a damper on the meal was the bill that was $34.00.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
richpvihbass
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Burlingame, California
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Burlingame, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a quick dinner and ordered only 3 items. Fresh salmon, fresh tuna and shrimp tempura roll. Food was served in a most attractive manner. Had a cup of tea to complete the meal. Everything was quite good and the only thing that put a damper on the meal was the bill that was $34.00.

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Thank richpvihbass
Bangor, Maine
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276 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

During a recent trip to San Francisco, we stayed at one of the hotels near SFO and found Sakae nearby in Burlingame, on California Road. On a weekday night, with reservations but with few other customers at 7:30 p.m., we tried "one of each" - hand rolls, sushi, sashimi, and a special hot plate (salmon the night we were there).... More 

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Thank twoinmaine
San Francisco
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is the place for very good quality sushi and sashimi. The selection of fresh seafood and fish is impressive. Of course, you'll also pay the price for items flown in from Japan. Excellent sake selection and if you cannot decide, they have flights with smaller samples. The main menu of appetizers and "entrees" includes some items not normally found... More 

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Thank HotRod_88
Burlingame, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I bit on the pricey side but Hiro and his chefs do a great job. Super fresh selections form Japan as well as local items. Traditional type rolls but also specialty rolls that are works of art on a plate. You will see lots of people taking photos of their plates because they are that nice.

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Thank C T
Burlingame, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best sushi I ever had. Fish was SO fresh! Best miso ever as well! The waiter was not friendly at all but the owners wife made up for it. A little pricey but well worth it!

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Thank Zadar53
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I read other reviews and many people were raving about how delicious the sushi was and how friendly the staff was. I went there for dinner and was seated at the sushi bar because everyhting else was reserved even though no one showed up at the time that I was there so I could have easily been sat down at... More 

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Thank Sandra P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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315 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I really enjoy this place. Typically, the sushi is very good and the service is extraordinary. Both were 'off' on Tuesday night. Fish was ok that we ordered...some pretty rough looking stuff in the counter. Its usually top notch. The service was slow and the place was not unusually busy. They forgot two handrolls on our order and offered no... More 

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Thank Brad945
Saint Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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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Thank prolwing
Raleigh, North Carolina
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315 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Brad945
Westwood, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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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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, Asian
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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