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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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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi has always been good at Sam's through the years and service is fast and efficient. Getting a table has now become almost impossible for weekend evenings so we stood in line at 11.30 on a Saturday for lunch. Still outstanding sushi and lunch prices for the meals quite reasonable.

Thank Glynis E
Washington D.C.
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194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sushi Sam's is among those rare institutions that manage to give you a consistent experience in terms of food, service, and environment that you feel "right at home" with them. At Sushi Sam's, it's a quirky down-to-earth atmosphere, unpretentious, with the best Sushi in the Bay Area. I went often when we lived in the area. Came back this week... More 

Thank TooFrequentTraveller
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I visit Sushi Sam's a couple of times monthly, and have been doing so since they first opened over 30 years ago. We've watched the facility double in size and have actually watched the wait-staff grow-up and Sam "mature" ;-) The Sushi is remarkable; always fresh, meticulously prepared, appropriately served and reasonably priced. I know you don't... More 

1 Thank dlkflytye
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Quite a few tables in a well lit room. Service is quick and reliable. Sushi is great ! Always a few families are there, service always with a smile.

Thank GregS8
Belmont, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

As usual, this place is always packed! Great service with a very efficient staff. Parking is somewhat difficult. Sam runs the show and Tai facilitates everything else. Desserts by Toko are a special treat! Excellent quality of fresh seafoods and wonderful other dishes as well.

Thank Dennis Y
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place is always packed, get there early like 5:30pm if you want to sit at sushi counter, order Chef's choice and you will be very happy with fresh sushi and very reasonable price. The staff are all very friendly and efficient. Everything on menu are well prepared. Great neighborhood comfort food.

Thank Kallen C
New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went with a multi-generational group to Sushi Sam's. The sushi was delicious and very fresh. It's a great gathering place for my family, as we fly in from the east coast to join up with friends and family in the Bay area. Such a great time, and the food has been very consistent --yummy!

Thank Penny V
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a mainstay for sushi dining in downtown san mateo; they have been here forever and food is consistently great; have been coming here for at least 10 yrs

Thank smdiner
Syosset, NY
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213 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I really tried to eat here and waited a long time (one person). But nothing doing. The food looked fresh and delicious and it is clearly wildly popular. But because of the long never-ending wait, and then I peeked at the menu and saw the prices, I walked back over to Pacific Catch and had a sweet comfortable meal for... More 

Thank SueSyo
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Ordered the omakase and loved it! Slow-cooked marinated octopus appetizer was tender and delicious. Highly recommend the green tea tiramisu for dessert. Amazing sushi with great service. This place is great so expect to wait if you don't have reservations.

1 Thank TaliskerSkye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, 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?