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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: February 26, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? To get you the ultimate list of the best Japanese restaurants in San Mateo, we examined the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. You can find everything you need to know about the top Japanese restaurants in San Mateo below.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Taishoken

Asian · $16 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Koja Kitchen

Asian
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Ni-Mo

Japanese
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Furagu Sushi

Japanese
San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Fuji Sukiyaki

Japanese · $16 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Poke Island CreAsian Kitchen

Japanese
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot

Japanese · $14 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Inshou Japanese Cuisine

Japanese
San Mateo, Los Prados
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

YAYOI

Japanese
San Mateo, Northeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1539 lists and articles from top sources like . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Sake with soba noodles

    For an elevated experience, pair your soba noodles with Sake. This combination works particularly well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Chenin Blanc and Wagu beef


    When considering what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • The perfect match for your chicken yakitori

    When having chicken yakitori, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

Parking in the area

San Mateois notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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