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120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208 (Flores St.)
El Camino Real is 1 block away, just a couple of blocks away from Bay Meadows.
650-638-1960
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real and original

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal, service was friendly and efficient, food was delicious, all with authentic flavor and the right blend of spices. The room is a little old fashioned, like a comfortable sofa, we will be going back

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
peter w
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal, service was friendly and efficient, food was delicious, all with authentic flavor and the right blend of spices. The room is a little old fashioned, like a comfortable sofa, we will be going back

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Delightful place with live music and dancers. Great service. Beer and wine to boot. Had moussaka, mezza combo platter and mjadra (lentils and rice), which came with a lovely green salad. As much pita bread as you would like and a complimentary tzaziki like dip. All were really tasty and large portion size. We will definitely go back. Prices are... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Everything on the menu is ridiculously flavorful. Starting with the hummus and ending with the baklava. I was not looking forward to dining here since Lebanese food I have eaten in USA has been very bland and predictable. Not Tannourine. The Baba Ganoush is smoky and fresh. My husband had the 3 different kebobs and they were delicious. Highly, highly... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We ate here a few months back and the food was good and flavorful but what we ordered (kabobs) was a bit dry. This time we tried the stewed lamb and the grilled half chicken and they were a better choice. Service was very good and portions are good size.

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Valencia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Another great restaurant in San Mateo. My wife was in San Francisco for a convention and my job was to research great restaurants. I read the reviews and since my wife loves Mediterranean, I thought this would be perfect. To my surprise it was the best I have ever eaten. The portions were double what you usually get on an... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The best part of the restaurant was the food. Some of it was very good and some of it could be better. I'd rate the food as 3.5 overall. For example, I really enjoyed the flat bread and dip that was served when we were initially seated. I also enjoyed the eggplant appetizer. On the flip side, we had a... More 

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san mateo ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love their food, but... I made a reservation today for 11:15 am to find a sign on the door saying closed for private party. They never even spoke to me they just waved us away. Came back at 11:30am to give them a piece of my mind. Why? They screwed us. The manager said "You don't have a reservation. This... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great food, service was very slow, staff was friendly and helpful. Lamb shanks were excellent. BUT carefully review your check. They automatically added 20% gratuity and provided a "TIP Assist" calculation on the check. If you unknowing added a 20% tip based on the "TIP Assist" your total tip would be 44% based on the compounding effect because you'll be... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had an early dinner so it was quiet and not very busy. The food was tasty but my kebobs were a bit dry. Really liked the flat bread and dip to start. Service was good and we will try again but order something with sauce. We hear the lamb shanks are very good.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant has an open concept with a variety of table choices. The tables have tablecloths. It seems to be a family run business. We had heard about the mezza plate which is an appetizer sampler. There was a huge confusion with our order. We were under the impression that we could each order our choices of 3 cold and... More 

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Additional Information about Tannourine Restaurant

Address: 120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
Phone Number: 650-638-1960
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
    (Flores St.)
  • Public Transportation: El Camino Real is 1 block away, just a couple of blocks away from Bay Meadows.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-638-1960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm

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