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Sushi Sam's Edomata

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218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
650-344-0888
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Mateo, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a mainstay for sushi dining in downtown san mateo; they have been here forever and food is consistently great; have been coming here for at least 10 yrs

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Syosset, NY
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201 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really tried to eat here and waited a long time (one person). But nothing doing. The food looked fresh and delicious and it is clearly wildly popular. But because of the long never-ending wait, and then I peeked at the menu and saw the prices, I walked back over to Pacific Catch and had a sweet comfortable meal for... More 

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Thank SueSyo
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the omakase and loved it! Slow-cooked marinated octopus appetizer was tender and delicious. Highly recommend the green tea tiramisu for dessert. Amazing sushi with great service. This place is great so expect to wait if you don't have reservations.

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Thank TaliskerSkye
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sushi Sam's is tiny, cramped, crowded and busy during lunchtime. Not to mention the parking in downtown San Mateo sucks! But the food and the prices make it worth a visit. The portions are generous and the bento boxes have some great choices. My favorite is the chicken teriyaki with shrimp tempura, three California rolls, rice, miso soup, and salad!... More 

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Thank Susiee0028
San Francisco
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to Sam since his Isobune days when he was still a young lad, and I was a little kid. Sushi Sam's serves consistently good and fresh sushi and Japanese dishes. The line is always out the door, so come early if you want to get a seat. My family favorite is the Chirashi Sushi which comes with... More 

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Thank Mojito_Mo
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156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My long time friend since grammar school wanted a local place for some fantastic sushi and Sushi Sam was the place We had the C choice. A lot of variety of different kind of sushi and a large Sapporo. Perfect for the 2 of us.

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Thank Mauro1990
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

You can expect good sushi here for the San Mateo area. Has a good selection of sushi grade fish and nigiri and sashimi options are good

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Thank SherylPinto
San Mateo, California
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Omasake Menu is always the way to go. Sitting at the counter is best! Can be very busy, no reservations, so be prepared to wait 45 minutes or so. It's worth the wait for sure. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank rtwsfo
San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Sam's is a great neighborhood japanese place to eat. If you are lucky enough to visit Sam's you will be very pleased and well rewarded for making this choice. Blest. When you drive by, looking to park; you will see a crowd on the sidewalk in front. Curses, they got here before you. If they are open, there is always... More 

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Thank Terence C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There was so many interesting fresh fish to pick from and I wanted to try them all! Ordered the Omakase - definitely satisfied my cravings. I'm not a huge fan of Mackerel only because i find it a little too fishy. Had it here - Sooo good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-344-0888

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