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Sakae Restaurant

243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
650-348-4064
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Espoo
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263 reviews 263 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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San Francisco, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

If you like sushi, check this restaurant out some time. They have a whiteboard on the wall where they list all the special fish that they got straight from Japan. They also have Hokkaido uni some time. We ordered everything on the whiteboard and we were so stuff at the end that we could hardly walk. Their nigiri is a... More

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Additional Information about Sakae Restaurant

Address: 243 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010-4112
Phone Number: 650-348-4064
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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