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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
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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Very good, but definitely an off night

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Brad945
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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English first
Burlingame, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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279 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Westerville, Ohio
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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199 restaurant reviews
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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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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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