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Sushi Sam's Edomata

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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“sushi” (75 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times over the years and they have been consistently consistent with their style and what they do. It may not be conventional but it is effectively good. Food - 4 If you are looking for a traditional sushi joint, this is...More

Thank skankymonk
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I make it a point to come here for lunch every time we land in SF. The food is fresh and delicious and the chef is hilarious. I always have a great time and there’s no better place to do some “day...More

Thank FoodieMoos
Reviewed 14 May 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 14 May 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 30 April 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 21 April 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 20 April 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 13 April 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 7 April 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 7 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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