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1317 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2809
+1 415-460-0207
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Meise, Belgium
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We had dinner here one evening, and the food was good. We were served free green tea and a miso soup which was a nice surprise We chose hot and cold dishes and everything was delicious Reasonable prices and good service

san francisco
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

were hoping to be wowed with a retro sushi boat experience. sat in nice booth instead, ordered from menu. Fish in udon bowl not fresh. Nigiri sampler - lackluster. Pork teriyaki tough. disappointing on every front.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Tiburon, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Favorably priced lunch specials, with much variety and samplings served on a multi-divided tray. I like the options of chicken teriyaki, salmon teriyaki, veggie & prawn tempura, salad, miso soup, and rice. Alternate choices include beef teriyaki, sushi rolls, sashimi, and a lightly fried veggie cake (tasting much like fried mashed potatoes). A feast and a delight for all taste... More 

Thank Marinlocal
San Rafael, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat with our four year old. We find the food is good and enjoyable and the service is great. As we frequent there the staff know us and always get our table ready for us when we arrive. There is an area (counter) set aside that has many activities for kids to... More 

Thank hapydaz2
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Slow service and an inspiring menu make for dependable and affordable dining but nothing special. Large space could use. Makeover

Thank Shari B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went there on 12th of December. Ordered a Teriyaki Chicken entree, which came with salad, rice, and miso soup in quite good portions, and it was only $10. Food was of great quality, and the prices were definitely right. The drinks were also quite big, which is a pleasant surprise as most Japanese/Asian restaurants I go to skimp on the... More 

Thank Chris T
San Rafael, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Tenku is right in the heart of downtown San Rafael..near the banks, the theatre, the billiard hall and lots of interesting shops.. The sushi bar is large and the service relaxed and accomodating. What I so appreciated was the green tea ice cream which I found one unusually warm day after I'd walked a mile! Lately I tried the spring... More 

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  • Address: 1317 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-460-0207

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