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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Sushi Sam's a couple of times monthly, and have been doing so since they first opened over 30 years ago. We've watched the facility double in size and have actually watched the wait-staff grow-up and Sam "mature" ;-) The Sushi is remarkable; always fresh, meticulously prepared, appropriately served and reasonably priced. I know you don't... More 

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1 Thank dlkflytye
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a few tables in a well lit room. Service is quick and reliable. Sushi is great ! Always a few families are there, service always with a smile.

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Thank GregS8
Belmont, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual, this place is always packed! Great service with a very efficient staff. Parking is somewhat difficult. Sam runs the show and Tai facilitates everything else. Desserts by Toko are a special treat! Excellent quality of fresh seafoods and wonderful other dishes as well.

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Thank Dennis Y
San Mateo, California
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always packed, get there early like 5:30pm if you want to sit at sushi counter, order Chef's choice and you will be very happy with fresh sushi and very reasonable price. The staff are all very friendly and efficient. Everything on menu are well prepared. Great neighborhood comfort food.

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Thank Kallen C
New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went with a multi-generational group to Sushi Sam's. The sushi was delicious and very fresh. It's a great gathering place for my family, as we fly in from the east coast to join up with friends and family in the Bay area. Such a great time, and the food has been very consistent --yummy!

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Thank Penny V
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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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
Families with children, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?