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Sushi Sam's Edomata

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218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
+1 650-344-0888
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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194 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sushi Sam's is a true neighborhood gem. It's an unpretentious casual sushi spot, very family friendly, with all the quality of some of the fanciest sushi places in the Bay Area. Sam is a local legend! I'd plan to arrive very early, as there is almost always a 30 minute + wait.

Thank 581lily
San Mateo, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have known Sam of Sushi Sam's for over 30 years. I was served by him when he worked for another place in Burlingame, before he had his own restaurant. There are probably 25 Japanese restaurants in downtown San Mateo. The reason you go to Sushi Sam's is they carry unusual items, and it is fresh. This is not your... More 

Thank Ron K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Everything is fresh and delicious. The only way to top it if you would go to Japan! Small and quaint, but delish!

Thank Lisa N
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

great sushi place and resto. fresh food always. owner himself is sushi chef. everything in menu is good. always full lunch time and evening. great location.

Thank robert p
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

No atmosphere unless you are at the sushi bar but who cares when the quality of the sushi is out of this world! Go hungry. Order from the day's specials and you won't be disappointed. Take a chance on things you've never had because here they will be the best they can be. Not pricey for the quality of the... More 

Thank Robin B
San Mateo, CA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fresh and perfect. Always great. Sometimes a line to get in but they take reservations for dinner if you can plan ahead. Very friendly staff.

Thank Zoolook999
Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were in San Mateo visiting family and my daughter wanted to go here. We only get out there once a year or so and she wouldn't come back to Texas w/o eating at Sushi Sam's. There were 8 of us so we made a reservation at 5:00 pm. (when they open). Got there about 10 till and there was... More 

Thank utretiree
Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great Sushi, Great Service, not great ambiance, just go for the sushi, They take reservations, or be prepared to wait. simply delicious

Thank Samar21
San Mateo, California
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you can sit at counter and order the 'chef choice sushi', you will be served some very good sushi at very reasonable price. There are also many well prepared Japanese dishes on menu. Always packed for good reasons.

Thank Kallen C
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191 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Time and time again we like to go and have a great "sushi" meal and we seem to always end up here. Tonight was the best we have ever had. Our wait was about 50 minutes. Well worth the wait! Calvin our host and server sat us at the sushi bar. We had the chefs sushi seasonal special plus other... More 

Thank Mauro1990

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?