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“Great variety for lunch”

Kisaku Japanese Restaurant
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Ranked #151 of 409 Restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: Japanese
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Alturas, CA
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great variety for lunch”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Kisaku had some different items for lunch that made it a treat. Home-made soba, good sushi, good sashimi, and very nice box lunches. Food had good taste, a nice presentation, and the people were friendly and gave good service.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Mateo, California
1 review
“Love everything about Kisaku”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We eat there at least once every two weeks Have tried others in San Mateo, Berkeley, SF and they are the best. Home made Soba is tops. Great Sushi. Good atmosphere with lots of repeat regular local patrons.

  • Visited October 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
383 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Sushi temple”
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

As is frequent with Reviewers (and people in general) we are not into shades of gray. A place is either great or awful. But it's rarely like that. Frequently when I read reviews I see that someone will focus on one thing and the rest of the review will be based on that. Weather it's bad service experience, faulty air condition, great " atmosphere " etc. It's one thing that will color the review. Place like Kisaku doesn't do well under such approach Their service can be spotty, they are not well organized, and they tend to get too busy om weekends. That generates a fair amount of bad coverage. However, if it's real sushi you are after and that is the decisive issue for you, go there, slide up to the sushi counter and enjoy! 

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Modesto
Level 6 Contributor
536 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Very Nice Employees Could Not Make Up For The Food”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

We may have visited on an off night. I don't like to write negative reviews. But this restaurant was disappointing for a sushi lover. My wife and I ordered Sushi and Sushi rolls. The fish did not taste as fresh as we prefer. The Alaska (salmon) and Hamachi rolls were short on fish and long on rice. The sushi had adequate size fish pieces, but the maguro tasted as if it had been in the freezer too long. The miso soup was above average and we were treated to complimentary edamame.
The service was excellent, with hot tea served often to keep our cups full and warm. Because the employees were so nice, it is especially difficult to pan the food, but you ought to know what to possibly expect. We ate on a Tuesday night, which was probably not a fish delivery day for the restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Since I'm doing this review via mobile I will be brief.

Food, service and atmosphere all very good. Very fast even when busy. Does not take American Express.

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