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Sushi Sam's Edomata

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218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
+1 650-344-0888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This place has been around forever. They have many flowers. You have to get there early or you will be waiting in line for awhile. High quality sushi, one of the best in San Mateo. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank pbsuchikul
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is not as good as it once was. Some of the sushi and sashimi was excellent, some mediocre and even a tad fishy sometimes Crowded space, rushed service - not quite the special occasion restaurant it once was.

Thank Satarupa B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Top of line sushi located in downtown San Mateo. Sitting at counter is best, where you can talk directly with Sam and see daily specials posted on the wall. Always very busy, so reservations are recommended. Always keep track of your orders, if you make...More

Thank DKFunTravels
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We arrived before 5pm and there was a line waiting for the restaurant to open. We were seated quickly and served with a pot of tea. The deco was simple and the staff friendly. We had eel sushi, hand rolls, spider roll, spinach and grilled...More

Thank MayL2012
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Fatty tuna, order it and experience sushi like nowhere else. Actually order any item and enjoy it. Master chef Sam himself at the counter makes sure you have the best experience in the field sushi dinning ever. One whom has had sushi in many places,...More

Thank vailwood
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This was my second attempt to eat at Sushi Sam's and it was worth the wait. I got there prior to the restaurant opening up and the line was about twenty deep. I was fortunate enough to get the last seat at the sushi bar...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Decided to have an early dinner in San Mateo on a Friday night and picked this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. I travel for a living, eat out a lot, like sushi, and was willing to spend a lot of money on a good meal....More

Thank raggarbil
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I really enjoyed the sushi made here. My mom and I went back 4 times within 2 months. The sushi is very authentic. The only downside is the line is very long and staff seem very busy and appear not as friendly at first. Once...More

Thank TravelforFun46
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for over 20 years and over 15 years with my wife, it’s one of our first stops when we arrive in San Francisco. Sushi is very fresh and the best quality. It’s very popular and usually has a long wait...More

Thank Tracy_From_oc
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Went for the early dinner seat (there was a line halfway down the block half an hour before they opened). Seemed like they had many regulars whose family of 4+ were seated, served, and finished before we even got our food. Either we have to...More

Thank SFlindy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 650-344-0888
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