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Tannourine Restaurant

120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
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Ranked #86 of 356 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $10 - $19
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Flores St.
Transit: El Camino Real is 1 block away, just a couple of blocks away from Bay Meadows.
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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San Mateo
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

The place could use some boost in its ambience - like music. Food is average but the lamb shank I am told is really good. My veg stew was a let down. Desserts should be avoided. The baklava was frozen thawed. The rice pudding was also quite lacking in taste. Prices certainly on the higher side.

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Foster City, California
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42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had a very good meal in pleasant surroundings at Tannourine. Service was good and the room, though nearly full on a Tuesday night, was conducive to conversation. You can't say that about many restaurants these days! The food was ample and very tasty. If you prefer your meat cooked medium or rare, just ask and they do oblige.

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Sidney, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A good friend recommended this as a must stop, and wow it was amazing, is small and family run, the cook wanders out and chats with everyone. The food was prefect, my only wish is that I lived closer to this one... very worthy of a stop

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256 reviews 256 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was very impressed by the food at Tannourine. I had the veggie combo which had a mix of cold mezze including falafel, hummous, stuffed vine leaves, cheese and aubergine puree. Everything was very fresh and had great flavours. The warm pitta and cold yogourt accompanying the food was great too. Service was prompty and friendly, and prices are good.... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The service was excellent. The ambiance was quiet elegant. The Lamb and Beef dish was very good,The salad was crisp and refreshing. The rice puding was great. The Lebanese wine was very good. The pita bread and dipping sause of Yogurt,olive oil, spiced with oregano was outstanding. All for a very reasonable price.

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