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The 7 Best Asian Restaurants In San Mateo

Updated: October 6, 2021

Can’t decide between sushi or dim sum? Why not have both from these top San Mateo Asian restaurants. We evaluated the top review sites and included reviews from millions of diners for the best Asian spots in San Mateo. Sit down and feast on garlic duck and tasty po tak at any of the great Asian restaurants on this list.

Find the perfect Asian restaurant

All Spice

Indian, $$$$, AragonIndian, $$$$San Mateo, Aragon
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Best Indian Food in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Zagat

    12 Contemporary Indian Restaurants to Try in the SF Bay Area

    Zagat

Green Leaf Bistro

Asian, $, Central Business DistrictAsian, $San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Chai Yo Thai Vegetarian

Asian, Twenty-Fifth AveAsianSan Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Som Tum Station

Thai, San Mateo HeightsThaiSan Mateo, San Mateo Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Rabbit Kitchen

Asian, Twenty-Fifth AveAsianSan Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 5.0

Kaori Sushi & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, Twenty-Fifth AveJapanese, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Taishoken

Asian, $$, Central Business DistrictAsian, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Asian restaurants in San Mateo. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Zagat and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 28808 San Mateo restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Zagat - 12 Contemporary Indian Restaurants to Try in the SF Bay Area and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Indian Food in San Francisco/Bay Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take Hunan style beef to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a Hunan style beef with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.


  • Kingfisher and stir-fried chicken


    When enjoying stir-fried chicken, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of dryKingfisher, a beer that enhances the meals spicier counterparts

  • Gewürztramine and shrimp fried rice


    When considering how to best enjoy your shrimp fried rice, we would highlight how well a glass of Gewürztramine complements the dish as it acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.


Factoids

  • Think you love shrimp wonton

    Joey Chestnut took the world-record for eating the most shrimp wonton by having 390 in one sitting in 2012.

Parking tips

Parking in San Mateo can be notoriously tough. 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 Asian spot.

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