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Tannourine Restaurant

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120 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208 (Flores St.)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Trondheim, Norway
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653 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal here. The staff was very friendly and the kebab very good. The place was a bit deserted at the time but the waiter kept me company.

Thank taarhaug
Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The staff at this restaurant are very hospitable, friendly and value their customers. THe food is excellent, portions are good, and all food is very fresh. The waiter, Stefan, was "one of a kind" and provided A+ service. We very much enjoyed our meal and will go back on our next trip to the Bay Area.

Thank Steve Y
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Went to eat dinner and watch a Middle Eastern Dance show with live music. Seating capacity is 70, so it's a small place. Found lots of people of different ethnic back grounds here, all were treated equally, with one exception. This is a Lebanese restaurant. If you are Lebanese, you were shown preference. I guess my green dollars are worth... More 

Thank Peter E
Foster City, California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank foodieFosterCity
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank peter w
Burlingame, California
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank travelagentreplies
Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Gshanley
San Mateo, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank DavenCarol
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Bob G
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Martin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $19
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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