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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 #7 of 356 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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  • English first
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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 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
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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San Mateo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of the best sushi places i have ever visited... and its close to home... The very best fish, prepared with skill... the definition of what a Sushi place is all about.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The ahi was amazing, the best ever. Salmon was excellent as well.. I've had sushi in many places, but this was the best! So worth going to!!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been coming here since the 90s and most of the wait staff has been since then as well (or longer). The sushi is consistently great and service it good too. It gets super busy, so get there early or be prepared for a wait (make sure get your name on the list right away). Regardless, it's worth it!

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Although this place is pretty small, it has great waiters and awesome fresh sushi. The waiters are also pretty comical and accommodating.

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Solna, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is always busy and I know why. It's definitely a winner with fast service and awesome quality food! One of the best sushi places on the peninsula!

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