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30 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3938
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

10 members of our family dined here in May 2016. We arrived, no reservations, and we were promptly seated at a very busy time for the restaurant. Many different dishes ordered, all came in the right order, efficiently. Quality of all the selections was fabulous. Prices reasonable for the quantity/quality of the dishes.

Thank WineLuvr55
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This used to be our go to sushi place. We went or ordered from them for 10 years, we have paid this restaurant thousands of dollars. A few years ago, they significantly cheapened their sashimi platters while increasing the price. We put up with the change. Now, they have cut their fish piece size by another 50%. Worse, the management... More 

2 Thank HillsCA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Very good sushi with different options. I tried the baked lobster sushi, the flavor is very good but you loose the perspective of eating sushi.

Thank Eugenio A
Teaneck, New Jersey
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My colleagues and I, we're in town looking for a descent spot to get a bite. We popped in the Joy of Sushi and my word we were not disappointed. Their rolls were numerous and adventurous, which left the mouth salivating after every single piece. Very reasonable priced and great value for your money. Worth the visit!!!

Thank Jonathan O
San Carlos, California
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Went on a Saturday night and there was a line out the door. After eating there I understand why. Their bento box includes soup, salad, rice, tempura plus two entrees of your choice. The food was great with quality ingredients. Plus as busy as our server was, he was incredibly pleasant and attentive. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank dlh22
Morgan Hill, California
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229 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

While in San Mateo for a concert, we asked a friend if he would recommend a good sushi restaurant ... Joy Sushi was his recommendation, and we're glad it was. It's nothing fancy, but obviously, it's a local favorite. Attentative wait staff, order was brought in a timely manner, soup was delicious, salad was fresh, and sushi was very good.

Thank cabearcat
San Mateo, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The staff at joy are very helpful and althrogh they very much packed at they reasturant they will always be helpful. So in the end I would recomend take out because they are so swamped

Thank Milo L
Burlingame, California
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255 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Bento box, spider roll, tekka maki, scallop roll and vegetable sukiyaki. All come with miso soup, salad and edamame. Great service. Food was good, but not terrific. Ups and downs with this restaurant for us, but it is always packed and food is never bad. We always return.

Thank travelagentreplies
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at Joy Sushi late in the evening about 30 minutes prior to closing. We were greeted quickly and seated at a nice table upstairs. Service began quickly with drinks and followed by order taking. We opted for the Lava Roll as an appetizer. This selection did not disappoint and was as aesthetically pleasing as delicious and spicy. The... More 

Thank TheDenni
San Francisco, California
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the place to go if you want large interesting rolls. They have a whole part of the menu devoted to their rolls. We love any of the baked rolls with the special sauce especially the Joy Scallop dish.

Thank MTSDave N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3938
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-340-8974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?