Japanese Restaurants in San Mateo


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Most of Wakuriya is not restaurant, but kitchen. Due to the cooking implements and the counter that stretches across the space, the dining room fits only 18 seats, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Kitchen" might not be the appropriate term for Chef Katsuhiro Yamasaki's workstation, however—"stage" seems more apt. For each evening's dinner, in full view of his guests, Katsuhiro prepares a nine-course meal of contemporary Japanese cuisine. His wife Mayumi acts as hostess and floor manager throughout, delivering the dishes and coordinating with her husband in a sort of elaborate, graceful dance. Like a pilot who’s too shy to remind anyone he’s waiting to land, each meal holds to a pattern: a starter, appetizers, a steamed dish, sashimi, a deep-fried dish, a granite, a broiled dish, a rice dish, and a dessert. The menu changes monthly to incorporate seasonal ingredients, but consistently draws from and recasts Japanese culinary traditions. When the Chronicle's restaurant reviewer visited, he praised the appetizers of lotus root, rare duck breast, and ocean trout salad, noting "a tension of opposing flavors" that remained a motif of the entire experience. Those fortunate enough to reserve a table might feast on barbecued freshwater eel served over rice in a cypress box, or they may cut into farm-raised wagyu steak served with shredded brown mushrooms. The crisp, citrusy flavors of the granite ready the palate for the next course, and the sweet, light dessert brings the meal to a satisfying close.
115 De Anza Blvd
San Mateo,
CA
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For fresh maki, San Mateo's Shiki Japanese Restaurant has got you covered. The menu at Shiki Japanese Restaurant does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at Shiki Japanese Restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Bring the whole clan to Shiki Japanese Restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Come order a flavorful feast at Shiki Japanese Restaurant, and sit outside if it's nice! Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Bring the Shiki Japanese Restaurant's great food to your place. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. At Shiki Japanese Restaurant, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Shiki Japanese Restaurant has to offer.
1040 Park Pl
San Mateo,
CA
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For fresh maki, San Mateo's Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine has got you covered. Break out of your routine and head to Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine for low-fat and healthy fare. Bring the whole clan to Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine. Not to be overlooked is Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine's no-charge wifi. Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations. Folks tend to dress down at Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Catering from Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine will take your party to the next level. Or, take your food to go. Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's E 3rd Ave location. For those who travel by bike, Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine offers bike racks for diners. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Ni-Mo Japanese Cuisine.
73 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
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For fresh maki, San Mateo's Kobeya has got you covered. At Kobeya, you can keep your diet in check and enjoy healthy and low-fat eats. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Kobeya has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Parents, bring your kids along to Kobeya, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Kobeya is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Kobeya is ultra casual. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Catering services are also available. Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Kobeya. You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Kobeya — prices are usually less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Kobeya's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
140 W 25th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
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You won't be disappointed at San Mateo's Himawari-Tei, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Himawari-Tei. Bring the whole clan to Himawari-Tei — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Himawari-Tei — it's strictly casual. If time is of the essence, Himawari-Tei's take-out option may be a better fit. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. Prices at Himawari-Tei typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Himawari-Tei since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
202 2nd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
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For fresh maki, San Mateo's Shabuway has got you covered. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Be sure to complete your meal at Shabuway with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. At Shabuway, kids of all ages are welcome. Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Shabuway in jeans and a hoodie. Parking is easy at Shabuway, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Shabuway has to offer. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
145 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US
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