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Tomokazu Japanese Cuisine

1101 Howard Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4214
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Ranked #112 of 149 Restaurants in Burlingame
Cuisines: Japanese
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33% Recommend
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English first
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76 reviews 76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Woould not recommend or go back. Prices would be appropriate for a higher quality food product. Unfortunately, quality was poor to average which makes this a double samuri slash to the mouth and wallet. I tried three very basic rolls; spicy tuna, spicy scallop, and salmon avacado. Scallops tasted old and the tuna was pureed. We were never offered water.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I won't go as far as to say this restaurant is operating under false pretenses. After all, it does serve what most people would consider "Japanese cuisine." But as best I can tell no one who works there is Japanese nor understands much about authentic Japanese food. All of the employees were speaking in Mandarin Chinese, although the waitresses were... More

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for a birthday celebration with a party of 14. The service was great and the food great quality. We had a fusion of japaneese/chineese food. Some sushi/sashimi and more. I will definitely come back.

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Top Contributor
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418 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went to Tomokazu's airport joint. Small restaurant, cramped seating, and not-so-friendly staff. If you look at their menu, they expect you to dine in. If you have luggage, they get upset and tell you to move it. For the airport, the food is average. It's a little more expensive as well. If you're craving Japanese though, it'll somewhat suffice.

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Edmonton, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife's uncle took us to Tomokazu in Burlingame during our first visit to San Francisco from Canada. Tomokazu is a big Japanese restaurant owned by two Chinese business partners and run by Chinese staff. The restaurant was surprisingly very busy on a Monday night. The food was good and fresh with good-sized portion with very nice service. A good... More

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Stanley, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We visited the airport branch of this restaurant and enjoyed a very good quick sushi and soup before our flight. Small and crowded though still a good feed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

I ordered the Udon with Chicken. After two bites of this almost $10 meal, I abandoned it. The chicken was overcooked, tasteless and fatty. The broth was bland. My husband had the Udon with Beef, it was also bad. I ended up getting a sandwich from another kiosk.

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Chattahoochee, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

I stopped at this restaurant during a layover in San Francisco. The sushi looked beautiful, but pricey! I decided to get "uncooked" rolls and ended up paying $29.00 for 2 rolls and a drink. Within 30 minutes I became sick, had to leave my flight and be taken to the ER from scromboid poisoning. Had I stayed on my flight,... More

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Burlingame, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2009

Consistent food and service. Fresh sushi and sashimi. Beef steak cube in spinach was very yummy. Grilled lamb chops and lobster tails are must. Phoenix roll (tempura inside and unagi outside) is also good. Slightly pricey.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

Yes this was definitely one of the worst restaurants we've ever been to. The management was very disrespectful, ignorant, and didn't speak proper English. What happened was we ordered a large amount of sushi for us to share and there was one type of sushi that we decided to try for the first time that had a special house sauce... More

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