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joy sushi

30 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3938
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Ranked #15 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: Japanese
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78% Recommend
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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You get enough sushi with decent price, we also chose sushi salad, it tastes ok because of it had too much vinegar it. sushi roll is also great.

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Burlingame, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We go here often and it is always good and fresh. Service is good, but it can get very crowded and the noise level can be high. Many types if personal joy sushi rolls and bento boxes, noodles and rice bowls. The best around town as far as sushi goes. Beer and sake too. Our favorite spot.

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Daly City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is my favorite sushi spot in the Bay Area. The food is fresh and delicious, and I love that the rolls are huge and not your typical tiny ones from most Japanese restaurants. Try the Joy King roll if you don't like your fish too raw - the salmon is baked and it's really good!

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Joy Sushi is a little hole in the wall restaurant with big menu! The sushi was excellent. The fish couldn't have been fresher, portions were very generous and each order came with soup and salad! Three rolls were enough for three adults to share. Service was good. Reservations were accepted during the week, so we had no wait. We were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The sushi rolls are large and tasty. As it is near SFO, we always try and make at least one trip every time we fly in for work. The restaurant is two levels, and the staff are very friendly.

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San Francisco
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17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I am fortunate to live very close to San Mateo where there is a large concentration of authentic Japanese restaurants ranging from sushi to ramen establishments. Joy Sushi is one of my favorites because the quality and freshness of the ingredients are very high. The restaurant offers a very extensive menu where you can order everything from bento box combinations... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Wonderful sushi and sashimi that melt in your mouth. Cheap for the great quality. Lambada roll is my favorite. Large roll selection. I come here at least once a week. Ambiance could be improved. I would give it five stars if the restaurant owners worked on remodeling the place. Good place to go if you want to watch a football... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I was actually going further down the street to eat, when I looked in the window. Something called to me as I passed. I turned around. I was not disappointed! Fabulous service! Staff attentive and pleasant. Decor asian. I felt very comfortable sitting alone at a two top (table for two) at the front of the restaurant. As soon as... More

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Hilo, HI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Being from Hawaii which has an abundance of over-priced, small-portioned Japanese restaurants, imagine our surprise at finding a great one in San Mateo! Son used his iPhone to decide between two Japanese restaurants within walking distance of each other. Joy Sushi had 4/5 stars (one more than the other). Going in the entry door, the place looked dark, small and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

good food

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