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The 9 Best Restaurants In San Mateo

Updated: October 6, 2021

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants San Mateo has to offer. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in San Mateo. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Sushi Yoshizumi

Japanese, $$$$, Central Business DistrictJapanese, $$$$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist

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  • Eater

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Pausa Bar & Cookery

Italian, $$$, Central Business DistrictItalian, $$$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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  • Michelin Guide

    Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019)

    Michelin Guide

All Spice

Indian, $$$$, AragonIndian, $$$$San Mateo, Aragon
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Totoro Ramen

$$, North Central$$San Mateo, North Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Kaori Sushi & Sake Bar

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

Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes

American, $$, San Mateo VillageAmerican, $$San Mateo, San Mateo Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Taishoken

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

Charm Thai Eatery

Thai, $$, AragonThai, $$San Mateo, Aragon
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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DASH Japanese Tapas & Sushi

Japanese, $$, Central Business DistrictJapanese, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
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, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Find Me Gluten Free, Michelin Guide and Thrillist and others were carefully reviewed by boam. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Find Me Gluten Free - Most Celiac Friendly Restaurants San Mateo, California, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants. 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 boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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