Outstanding selection of sake-one
Outstanding selection of sake-one of the best. Went on Wednesday to experience "exotic meat" selections-fun! Some of the meat selections tough.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unique variety of food; awesome
Unique variety of food; awesome setting. Our second visit and will be back. The service is outstanding.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service is outstanding from
Service is outstanding from the time we step into the restaurant.
Food is outstanding, we order about 20 items & love all of them.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mukutanya was a real "find"!
Mukutanya was a real "find"! It is a beautiful restaurant with table on the floor (but you have a place for your legs) in a glass enclosed booth. It is quite lovely and soothing. Easy to talk and socialize. Perfectly paced service.
The food was excellent. A lot of variety. All freshly prepared and hot. A fun place to go share food with small plates. Delicious!
It's really a hidden gem and I urge you to try it! We went for lunch and just loved it. Can't wait to go back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the second time I attended this restaurant. The food is very good and different then most Japanese restaurants I've attended. The swan was superb and chicken hearts were delicious. I know most people probably key won't try their exotic meats but they have a great selection of more commonly known meats. Like chicken, sausage, beef and pork. Amazing
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Kushiyaki and Sake
Been a repeat customer here for a while. They have an excellent Sake selection. Several times I've been here and occasionally they even have Sake brewers showing off their sake. Great place, but a little pricey, be prepared to spend a bit if you come here and want to eat until you're full.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a nice surprise to find Mokutanya just off Broadway on California Ave. ! The yakitori is tender and cooked with just the right amount of sauce. The Wagyu Beef is superb! The ramen, excellent. The exotic meats on Thursdays are a tasty adventure.
The service is friendly, attentive, and timely....and the individual tables separated from other tables gives groups of up to 6 privacy and minimal noise.
We've been there several times and will go back again. The prices are reasonable for the variety, quality, and amount of food one gets.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like Yakitori (skewered
If you like Yakitori (skewered grilled meats) this place will blow your mind.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ramen Magic in Burlingame
We just love this place. Terrific Spicy Beef Ramen and an endless supply of tasty yakitori nibbles. Particularly love the Kurobuta Sausage, Butabara, Marinated wagyu beef, Spicy Tsukune, Chicken Thigh Topped with wasabi paste...I guess you get the point...it is all pretty good. They also do a nice job with take out. Definitely recommend!
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ever since a friend introduced
Ever since a friend introduced Mokutanya to us, we have been hooked! We have been back almost every week since. Service is genuinely warm and friendly, without the incessant need to ask if "everything is ok" every couple of minutes. I really love that about their service - efficient and unobtrusive. There was an issue with one of our plates during our most recent visit, and the waitress went out of her way to resolve it, even offering a lovely green tea cheesecake on the house! Ambience is ultra cozy - you eat sort of 'japanese style', sitting on a wooden platform with your legs resting in the hole below. Great place to catch up over dinner! Food is awesome - the pork belly is a must try!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Unique Burlingame Yakitori
This place looks like a place you would find the the city. Dark walls, candle lit , drop down seating and energizing music. We have been coming to this restaurant many times and the staff treats us like gold!! They have very interesting selections of exotic meats and seafood that you can't find elsewhere ie iguana, peacock, razorback clams, cocoon, venison. Just let them know how you like the pace of service and how well done you want it cooked and all will be fantastic!! They are also open late which is good to know because everything else around this area closes down at 10pm
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and a large
Excellent service and a large selection of sakes. The ambience was very nice.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of those rare strip-mall gems
Was meeting a friend for dinner and booked this place based on some great reviews. I was pretty disappointed when I pulled up because the location is far from appealing.
Once inside, it was a whole different story. Each table is surrounded by 3 walls of glass, so it's effortless to maintain a conversation while still feeling like you're surrounded by people. Superb place for a date night.
We ordered a whole bunch of different items to try. Dishes came out rather quickly and the service was impeccable.
I definitely recommend the duck breast; absolutely amazing.
Will definitely be coming back here again and again.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud but fun
Took some friends there who had just returned from Japan. Food was good but it was noisy. Hip place with a modern feel.. It was still very fun.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, but
The food was excellent, but be prepared that it takes awhile. However, I told the waitress that I have a plane to catch, and the food came out super quick!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mokutanya is a great find in Burlingame. If you're looking for a fun night out for good food and a unique dining experience, this is the place. Their yakitori skewer style bites are fun and flavorful. Their meatball bites and salmon bites are a must try. If you're feeling adventurous, Mokutanya offers exotic bites such as alligator, kangaroo and iguana. To end the evening, try any of their fine pastries. I recommend their match green tea cheesecake. It's a perfect balance of sweet and refreshing. A great palete pleaser to end the evening.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique restaurant
It was my first time there. I love the atmosphere. It was a little dark, but romantic. That's what makes this place different from other Japanese restaurants. I loved the wagyu beef and the British Columbia fresh raw oysters. Must try! But the desserts are quite pricey compared to the prices on the other items. Tried the tiramisu. It was more like a cake than the authentic tiramisu I have tried before elsewhere. But it is a good place to try something different.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like skewers, here
If you like skewers, here is the place to go! Also, there are exotic meats here that you can try too if you are up for some exploring. Anyways, I ordered the tonkatsu ramen and shoyu ramen. They were both pretty good and the ramen was chewy, which is to my liking. I ordered many skewers including the alligator meat, but the alligator meat kind of just reminds me of chicken. It is just worth a try. The sweet potato, yam, and duck breast were my favorites for the skewers.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The host (May) really makes
The host (May) really makes you feel welcome here. The service was a bit behind this time around, but the food is definitely worth the wait.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance!
A friend and I came here for the first time, during a layover at SFO Airport. It was great since this place is about 5 minutes away from the airport. We were pleasantly surprised by the great variety of Yakitori Skewers and other finger foods. We started off with oysters which was fresh and a great deal. The pork belly skewer was one of our favorites as well as the Grilled Unagi (which I believe is a special, so if they have it -- order it!) Asides from the food, the ambiance of this place was great. I would recommend it for date nights and small groups. It is Japanese style seating and dim lighting-- which adds to the ambiance and experience. The service was absolutely great! Thank you!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
We stumbled upon this place one day in a rush. It was right next to my friend's house so we decided to go there to save some time. To our surprise, the food was great, the servers were friendly and we've been back several times since. We always recommend this place to out of town friends when they visit. Everyone loves it.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and tasty Wagyu Beef
Great service and tasty Wagyu Beef. May is amazing host. So welcoming and it's her service that brings you back.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, especially if
Great food, especially if you want to try something different. Going back on a Wed/Thurs next time to try exotic meats!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Yakitori in Burlingame,
Authentic Yakitori in Burlingame, who would have thought. Lived in Japan for years and appreciate how hard it is to find authentic Japanese food. This place delivers.
Try Sunday nights when they have half off on large format Sake bottles, great deal
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, outrageous sake
Awesome food, outrageous sake prices, talking at least 300-400%
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is incredible, best chicken
food is incredible, best chicken wing ever. design and ambiance is incredible.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food, Slow Service
I'm glad I read the reviews as the restaurant is located in a shabby looking strip mall, but once inside you will quickly forget its external appearance; it is beautiful. Lighting is very low so transition from bright outside can be problematic. Also the traditional Japanese seating will be difficult for those with hip, knee or spine problems, so be sure to let the restaurant know in advance if you need regular seating. This was our son's 21st birthday. They were delighted to help us celebrate with a candle on his cake. The one person cakes as well as the food was delicious. Service was a little slow, but not too annoying. Prepare to take your time for a wonderful evening.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
This time is nearly perfect!
For a first few times I went Mokutanya I always got 1 or 2 complaints. Sometimes, they gave me a wrong bill or put too many orders on them. Sometimes service was slow or food a bit too hard and too salty but this time I took my girl friend there and it went really well. The great thing about my last visit was the host waited on us herself. She is so great and sweet.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
good everything except location
being in the corner of a strip plaza makes it look cheap, but nonetheless the food and ambiance made up for it when you forget where you're at.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time we ate at the restaurant. It was as nice as the first time and we plan to come back next time we're in the area.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here with a relative
I came here with a relative visiting from out of town. Atmosphere is dim lighting, with semi private booths. You have to take your shoes off before entering your booth. Seating is low so you have to climb down and climb out of our seat. I had a dress on so it was a bit awkward. Waitstaff and hostesses were attentive. Food was delicious but portions were small and pricey. Your bill will get very expensive quickly. Not really great for kids.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but Pricy
The service is good and foods are great. I think it is little bit over priced since the location is not so nice.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM