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Tannourine Restaurant

120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
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Ranked #22 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $10 - $19
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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92% Recommend
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English first
San Mateo, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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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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San Mateo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Tannourine is a lovely Labanese restaurant. I've had both lunch and dinner there - both delicious! Their mezza plate is a delightful sampler of several of their specialities. The servings are generous, the prices reasonable, and the atmosphere is wonderfully quiet so conversation is not strained!!! Although, I understand, on some Friday nights it is a bit different - with... More

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Seaford East Sussex
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This has been the second time I have used this restaurant this week and found the food great and the service excellent. More than enough to eat and they provide containers for taking away anything you may leave.Free parking on the road outside which is another good point

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I came to Tannourine for a quick lunch and left as a very satisfied customer. The restaurant is located in a street with a small town feeling surrounded by other shops and restaurants so it is easy to miss if you don't look carefully. The ambiance inside the tastefully decorated dining room felt cozy and warm. Service was very attentive... More

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