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Tannourine Restaurant

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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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 23, 2015
peter w
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Foster City, California
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My mother and I had dinner at Tannourine tonight using a Dinner for Two Groupon Deal and before starting to write this one star review, I actually re-read the reviews when I saw that the overall review was around a 4 star for this restaurant. I purchased the Groupon for two and another for four on the recommendation of a... More 

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1 Thank foodieFosterCity
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank peter w
Burlingame, California
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194 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Thank Gshanley
San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Thank DavenCarol
Valencia
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173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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1 Thank Bob G
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank Martin W
san mateo ca
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

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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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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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Thank 2_sr_travelers
San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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
  • 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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