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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 good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“omakase” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (66 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very lively spot with decent service. Loved the food but the wait to get in was a bit long. The sushi tasted fresh and well made and the meal was very filling

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I've been going to Sam ever since he worked at Isobune. Then he opened this place and the quality is second to none. If you get the chef's choice sashimi it will be pricey but well worth what you get.

Thank 11Messier
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Ok, the place is a bit dated and it is not where you go if you want ambiance. But, if you want delicious, fresh, sushi variety, you can't beat Sam's. The line out the door tells you just how good it is. Sit at the...More

Thank joybg
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The positive is the casual atmosphere, a bit loud but relaxing and energetic place. Service is quick and efficient. But I don't understand the reviews praising the sushi here: the fish is fine, but the rice is definitely not. The itamaes (sushi chefs) overload the...More

1  Thank Carlos E
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Sushi Sam has a casual ambiance and reasonable prices. Really high quality, big pieces of unique nigiri. The fresh tuna belly melts in your mouth. I love the arctic char which is dressed in house-made yuzu vinegar. The real highlight of my meal was the...More

2  Thank jnlv2trvl
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is the place where I learned to eat and appreciate sushi. I simply LOVE the place. It's small, and usually packed, but the quality of the food makes up for it.

Thank Peter_VdV_Belgium
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Not much to say - one of the best Sushi places I've been to There is a great unique atmosphere Each and every dish I've had was simply delicious!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This place has remained quite popular over the years because of its consistency. This comes with a price: often times you have to wait during peak lunch and dinner time. The problem is they don't have any space for guests to wait, so the line...More

Thank ChitoD
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The quality of the sushi is good, but the servers always seem like they are in a hurry. Being a long time customer, it's like fast food sushi, eat and leave.

Thank s4habal
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I visited here because I heard good stories about their Sushi. We visited weekend evening, and the place was packed. We were forced to wait for 15 min even with reservation. We ordered Omakase, and Sushi quality was pretty bad in addition to bad apps....More

Thank Taro K
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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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