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“Best sushi in San Mateo”

Sushi Sam's Edomata
Ranked #5 of 426 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for over 20 years and over 15 years with my wife, it’s one of our first stops when we arrive in San Francisco. Sushi is very fresh and the best quality. It’s very popular and usually has a long wait but it’s worth it. We like the white king salmon sushi, chili dog and they have the best chicken karaage. We love the green tea tiramisu for dessert. Service is great, Calvin and all the staff are great.

Thank Tracy_Higuchi
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Went for the early dinner seat (there was a line halfway down the block half an hour before they opened). Seemed like they had many regulars whose family of 4+ were seated, served, and finished before we even got our food. Either we have to get better at ordering or we need to become regulars to get super quick service. Their Sam's shrimp tempura hand roll is really good.

Thank SFlindy
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Perfect sushi in a modest environment. Clean,Cheap and cheerful with unrivaled freshness. Friendly waitstaff. Helpful and informed about sourcing, suggestions for pairings.

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Thank Mnperry
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sushi Sam's is a well known establishment in San Mateo for its high quality sushi. I visited here for Omakase- Sashimi and Nigiri and was not disappointed. Service is friendly and quick. However; prices are not justified by the interior decor . Size of servings is also much smaller.

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Thank 22000FT
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

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
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