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The 10 Best Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: February 19, 2021

Figuring out which ones are San Mateo’s finest restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Sushi Yoshizumi

Japanese
San Mateo
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Pausa Bar & Cookery

Italian · $37 avg. main dish
San Mateo
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

All Spice

Indian
San Mateo
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Dozo Izakaya

Japanese
San Mateo
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Rave Burger

American
San Mateo
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Par 3 at Poplar Creek

New American
San Mateo
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Charm Thai Eatery

Thai
San Mateo
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

El Sinaloense

Mexican · $16 avg. main dish
San Mateo
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Jack’s Prime Burgers & Shakes

American
San Mateo
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Taishoken

Asian · $16 avg. main dish
San Mateo
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Michelin Guide and Thrillist and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants and Michelin Guide - Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019). Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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