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Pacific Catch San Mateo

Pacific Catch San Mateo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificcatch.com
  • Phone: (650) 558-1000 x118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pacific Catch San Mateo
A West Coast Fish House Defining the Tastes of the Pacific.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good variety of food. Tasty. However, restuarant does not accommodate large groups between 5 and 8 p.m. and does not qualify for dining points through OpenTable. Why list on OpenTable then?"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My gal pals and I enjoyed a Friday, after work Happy Hour with amazing margaritas and snack bits ( pupus, Hawaiian style)!! Our waiter was very attentive and gave great suggestions!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed my time at Pacific Catch. Its the perfect place for dinner date as well. The hostest were friendly and so was the bar tender. Food is delicious and perfect for the night out food. I would go back again. And it was reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It was only our first time there so I can' say that the food there was not good. But I have to say we were very disappointed. We order Fish & Chips, no flavor at all in the fish and the batter was sort of soggy not crispy. We also order the sushi rolls and they didn't they fresh at all. The rice was cold and hard, feels like they pre-rolled them and left in the fridge overnight. Service was quick but the waiter must be new, we asked him what the "Ponzu" sauce was and he had no idea what it was either. Hopefully we will have better experience next time around."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We celebrated all three of our birthdays!! Food was great, great table, service, the works!! We had heard great reviews, now we can agree!!! Going to bring our husbands next time for Happy Hour!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "very lightly breaded fish and spicy dusted chips were yummy! add more flavor dressing to the very fresh slaw. My husbands chicken, pineapple, rice bowl was good. Chicken was alittle dry, rice was very yummy but too much; should have complimented it with less rice and added vegetables as menu offers. Been here for lunch and the salads are great. Hip and great wood decor. Overall, a yummy different flavor of food and will return."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The seafood at Pacific Catch was fresh and delicious. We loved the diverse menu and the prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Quickly seated (with reservation) and nicely served. Food was beyond expectatons and very well presented. The staff was well trained to explain what they were offering . . . Go and enjoy"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This place is challenges decision making; lots of unusual and savory items to choose from. Hard to limit to one or two choices. My friend and I shared three plates and enjoyed ourselves immensely. If you think you're coming to a fish restaurant, think again. There certainly is fish, but plated in many different ways. It's not your typical fish place with a piece of fish, starch and vegetables. But try it, you'll like it! There's lots of energy after 7pm, so be ready!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "They have a twist with there meal options. Love it.. go."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was good, not spectacular. Ultimately I was more annoyed with our server. Gluten and dairy allergies make any dining experience a challenge. The menu seemed to be severely limited."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My first dining experience at Pacific Catch was excellent! I ordered the Korean rice bowl with sticky ribs and it was delicious! I found it challenging to finish since it is a huge serving so had to take some of it home. I also ordered the macadamia nut brownie with ice cream and caramel chocolate sauce. I found this dessert mediocre as the brownie was, in my opinion, too firm and dense and lacked flavor. This explains my very good rating for the food and not outstanding. But the rice bowl was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food and was good but sloooow in coming. Server apologized but could not do anything about our wait time."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I went here for the 1st time with my co-workers. Everything I've tried on the menu has been delicious! Great food & the staff is very familiar with the menu, if you're having trouble deciding. I keep coming back & bringing new friends & family to dine here! :) Such a great find!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "this place is a great place to bring your family or a date. the atmosphere is so modern and relaxinig. the food is excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've been waiting for this place to open ever since they first put the boards up to build this place and I finally got the chance to go! Unfortunately, I thought it was just alright. Very few gluten free items, OK wine list, and poor service."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "They did a great job with the space, the food is great and I love that this SF favorite is now in San Mateo!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Very fresh fish and lots varieties. Half price bottle wine on Tuesday !!! The soup of the night with snow crab which is spicy was excellent. Will definitely go back with friends."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our evening meal at Pacific Catch. We were seated in the back room which was much quieter than the front area of the restaurant. We would ask for that room on future visits. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our food choices. The two diners who ordered fish and chips found it to their taste - the fish was lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. The service was exceptional. Our waitress was extremely helpful in answering our questions about the menu and accommodating our special requests. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "If you love poki, this is the place - a variety of preparations - delicious!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This is the perfect place for a quick bite before a movie."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is good for San Mateo. We needed a change of pace and Pacific Catch is the perfect combination. The food, the look and feel are all good additions to the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I returned for a weekday lunch after 1PM. My experience was just as excellent as the one a week ago. The 2-taco dish was generous in the amount of food. The shrimp taco came with battered shrimp & next time I'll order the shrimp grilled instead (grilled is not listed as on option on the menu, but the server said they will grill upon request). Our server promised that the spicy tartar sauce would be on the side, but it didn't - it was drizzled over the taco contents - either the server forgot to inform the kitchen or he wasn't really familiar with the dish. I ate it as is & luckily the sauce was very, very mild in kick. My dish was $13 & good value."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food and service very good, kitchen was willing to make accomadations for special request. Will return."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We arrived a half hour early for a 6:15 booking and never regretted it as we were well ahead of the crowd. Service was quietly efficient if a little impersonal. The food was exactly as advertised. Good energetically prepared seafood with an Asian touch. Because we were early, we didn't have to shout at each other to be heard. There is nothing to complain about other than you feel a little like a part going through an assembly line. This is one place where everyone doesn't know your name. But I didn't come here to make friends. I came for a good mean and I got it."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Reserved for 1PM lunch w-the girls. One guest was going to be 30 mins late, so we advised the server that we would wait to order. Meanwhile, the server kept our water glasses filled (sparking water is complimentary - impressive) & did not pressure us or looked worried that we were tying up a table w-no order. Menu had dishes with a lot of interesting combinations of ingredients. Presentation of our dishes was superb. Upscale environment. Allow extra time for food to arrive. Pace was perfect for us long-winded chatty gals. Unsure if pace is suitable for someone in a rush. Excellent customer service (demeanor & responsiveness) & quality of all our dishes (salmon sandwich, white tuna poke, short ribs rice bowl w-brown rice (no xtra charge)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We ordered soup to share & asked the waiter if they could split it for us. He said the kitchen didn't do that. The soup never arrived. A couple at the next table had the same problem with a sushi roll appetizer that never arrived. As we were eating our entree, the waiter said that our soup was ready now if we wanted it. We didn't. At the next table. the sushi roll arrived as they were eating their entree and accepted it as it was complimentary. Fish and chips were two small flat filets that didn't lend themselves to deep frying and weren't very good. One person in my party ordered a ginger ale when we sat down that didn't arrive until our main dishes were served. The noise level was very high. The service was poor. Won't be back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went here for lunch with my family and we loved it! food portions are just right not to expensive our server was nice and attentive hostess need some work they weren't so friendly."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went in at lunch, usually a time people prefer to be in & out. Hostess was busy with something when we walked in, couldn't even make eye contact, smile, acknowledge us. Finally we were seated (it wasnt' full). Server was friendly, but not speedy. He also forgot one item (side of fries) and didn't even apologize! We both had our credit cards out on the table & he asked about dessert! Hello! We want our check... we finally had to ask him for it. Food was delicious as always, the reason I go."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great healthy food packed with east meets west aesthetic, authentic flavor sand pleasing presentation."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The calamari - small little, tiny, teeny pieces full of batter. The salmon special entree - mediocre! Small slice of salmon with some sort of mushy tomato on top. Looks so unappetizing but my boyfriend was hungry. And the $23-24 for this entree is not justified! The Ahi Tuna salad was good. It's a total disappointment. I love going to Pacific Catch in the Marina & the food here is not at par. Their saving grace is their wonderful server."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Good option: healthy stuff and tasty too. Can be noisy in main room - but if you're in the back room it feels like Outer Mongolia. Service was super friendly and attentive. I've had the tacos and a bowl: both yummy & satisfying. Drinks are good too."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have dined here twice since it opened and found the food and service to be outstanding. It was a little loud on Friday night but otherwise everything was great. Our service was outstanding, the quality of the food was consistently high and the price is very reasonable. I hope they maintain this level of quality going forward. Of course the location is ideal if you are headed to the movies!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have dined at other Pacific Catch restaurants and always enjoyed the meal, especially the Island Tacos which are large and delicious. I'm pleased that it's now closer to home. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Others obviously agree. The place was packed on Saturday night. Don't go without a reservation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The decor was pleasing. The service was very good. The food was boring. We had the poke sampler-very small fish pieces which did not taste fresh. We had mahi mahi sandwich, which unfortunately was dry. Also had the fish and chips. Fish was boring and bland. No vinegar? Spicy fries,...lacked spice. Disappointing food. Would not return or recommend."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "loved the place,ambiance was great. food combination suggested was excellent."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and were really excited to try Pacific Catch. The service was good, but lost steam as the meal progressed. While the food was tasty, it was lukewarm. My fish tacos were room temperature, but flavorful and the fish was cooked just right. My husband got the sole (which was very good and hot), but the accompanying potatoes were actually cool. This place could be really great if they could get a handle on this temperature issue. The dishes were well-spiced and not overly salty. The menu has lots of interesting items. I would definitely go back, since this is a relatively easy problem to fix."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I tried Pacific Catch knowing nothing about the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised! I ordered the salmon special (but cooked through - and for once did not receive a funny look from the waitstaff) and it was excellent. The various forms of poke were all delicious as well. My friends and I chose to meet for dinner to catch up with each other and spent an overly long time getting around to dinner. Our waitress was extremely accommodating and we never felt rushed. I will be back!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This place was very nice, instantly fell for the ambiance of the restaraunt. Pictures of the foo looks amazing, but taste wise the Hawaiian poke was not one of my favorites. I would recommend the ahi Japanese wasabi bowl & the tacos ! Overall I had a nice experience and would come here again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Luckily, they sat us in the rear room where it was quiet and we could hear ourselves think and have decent conversation. The front of the restaurant is noisy and crowded. There is no place to wait and little bar room to siit and have a drink while you wait for a table. Staff was friendly. Ordered two fish tacos--a mahi mahi and a cod; te mahi mahi was ice cold, but the cod was okay. I should have sent it back. Everyone in our group of 4 liked their meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014