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Sushi Sam's Edomata

218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
650-344-0888
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Ranked #4 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Gurgaon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

had some great experience in San Mateo and one evening eager to have sushi arrived here .....very arrogant response ...place was busy was asked to return after 30 minutes ....no worries i understand that but attitude was sure an issue ...returned ....ordered a decent meal for a person ....even before i could finish the staff started cleaning my table ....with... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

With so many sushi places it takes work to provide something special. Sushi Sam's does it simply by focusing on the food. Not a fancy atmosphere, not a fancy menu filled with pictures. Just a row of sushi chef's waiting to wow you with something creative. Not everything works (watch for particularly strong Mackerel) and some rolls seemed tighter than... More

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My go-to place for sushi in the bay area. Call ahead for a reservation to avoid the long wait. My favorites from Sam: - sashimi: albacore tataki, seared toro, amberjack - sushi: unagi hand roll, baby lobster roll, black cod, fresh scallops, butterfish, uni, long neck clams - chowan-mushi Always ask for recommendations for any seasonal specials that are worth... More

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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Awesome sushi, generous pieces of fish, great selection. I love sitting at the sushi bar and watch them work. Service is OK and the place is average to look at. But the sushi....

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been going to Sushi Sam's weekly for over nine years. I should have cut a deal with the owner to be a shareholder, because I'm probably paying for his golf fees. But the sushi is that good. If the definition of your favorite restaurant is the one you go to most often, then this is hands-down my family's favorite... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I went with the Omakase Sashimi and ordered a few extra plates on the side. Most of the sashimi in the omakase was delicious, but the seared toro was definitely the highlight of the meal. SIMPLY AMAZING -- so buttery, it melts in your mouth. This is probably the best toro I have had the in bay... More

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Manila
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This sushi place ruined it for me. No other sushi place can compare. They simply have the best and I would go here in a heartbeat if I have the chance again.

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San Mateo, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This Japanese Restaurant is a local favorite, everything is fresh and artfully prepared. Fast and friendly, always busy but the wait is not long.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have lived in San Mateo county since 1998 and for some reason hadn't tried Sushi Sam's until a year ago. I have a feeling it's because there was always a line and never bothered to wait. Since my family loves sushi, this means that we've missed out on 15 years of GREAT sushi. What makes it great is that... More

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San Mateo, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sam's is a good choice for the price. It is not super fancy and the food is good, but no great. It is kind of like fast food sushi. They pack the place and turn tables quickly, but if money is the main object of your meal then this is a good choice. However, if you can get there for... More

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Additional Information about Sushi Sam's Edomata

Address: 218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
Phone Number: 650-344-0888
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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