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Shiki Bistro - San Carlos
825 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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$30 and under
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Shiki Bistro - San Carlos Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri:4:30pm-6:00pm, Sat & Sun: 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
A word from Shiki Bistro - San Carlos
Welcome to Shiki Bistro in San Carlos!! With its downtown San Carlos location, Shiki Bistro has quickly become a customer favorite by integrating a full bar into its metro modern Japanese atmosphere. Not satisfied to rest on prior achievements, Shiki strives to push the limits of what people have come to expect from a restaurant by sending traditional Japanese cuisine into altogether new territory. Stay on the cusp of fine dining with our Chef's Specials menu, constantly refined and revised by customer responses and our chef's newest brilliant creations. Nestled in the friendly Laurel Street shopping area, Shiki Bistro is proud to host the community's business meetings, celebrations, and daily dining.
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This place is pretty good. Fairly
standard Japanese fair. Could use a little work on service, though."
Dined on 4/27/2013
I took my team here to celebrate
after we completed some important milestones on client work. Parking is usually easy enough to find, food here is always mouth-watering good, and the service is prompt and easy. And the sake sampler is always fun! The food is fresh and choices have just the right amount of variety."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Great specialty rolls. This is the
more upscale of the three branches. The flaming roll is kitschy but a must-try!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Great night. They were able to
squeeze us in for a late dinner. We didn't get the "Valentines special" but the good was great."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Good quality sushi and sashimi -
generous slices, very fresh. Plenty of private parking at lunchtime. Quiet and attractive."
Dined on 2/11/2014
Sashimi was good but very cold, so
not as tasty as it could have been. Staff friendly but heavily accented so a bit hard to understand."
Dined on 2/10/2014
The food was delicious and the
owner was gracious - be careful with the bar drinks though - you may have to tell the bartender directly what drink you want, as the servers do not seem to have any knowledge of a liquor menu...."
Dined on 1/31/2014
The restaurant did not have our
open table reservation in their book. They were very busy that night and even though we showed them our email confirmation, we were the last group seated as they continued to seat everyone in order of arrival - except one large party that arrived after we did that had a reservation. Once seated, food and service was very good."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Love Shikki! Great service and
there is something to please everyone. We come here a lot, dates, with the kids, it's perfect."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Very good Sushi Rolls and sashimi
was very fresh. A little pricy. But worth it."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Start with the Saki sampler, enjoy
with Ahi tuna. Delicious combination choices, my favorite Prawn tempura with pork chop. Attention to detail, service and decor. A very nice dinning experience."
Dined on 12/10/2013
Wonderful, extensive menu with an
attentive and pleasant staff!"
Dined on 11/21/2013
We were celebrating Taylor's win
for 1st in the hula competition. The pork ramen is delicious as well as the salmon and tempera. The side Goya and Calfornia roll are always fresh. Miso soup is tasty. They mistakenly brought gyoza for the side lunch ramen and so they gave us the sushi in addition."
Dined on 11/9/2013
The nigiri was some of the best
I've had! The rolls were very good as well!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
The sushi rolls were delicious. I
cant wait to go back!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
Shiki's is a great local
restaurant and a great place to dine in a group setting. The service is fast and the sushi is fairly good as well. There is not much in the way of outdoor seating, and it can get very crowded at lunch, so reservations are advised. It's also a great place for a happy hour with friends or coworkers."
Dined on 8/30/2013
I like the fresh oyster, spider
roll, and uni. The cocktails and desserts are not very good."
Dined on 9/11/2013
I was pleasantly surprised that
your menu had such good sushi choices. The sushi was very fresh and very tasty. We wanted to try more dishes. I liked the beautiful metro modern decor of your restaurant, too. The server was very nice and made good recommendations as well."
Dined on 8/16/2013
Went on a thursday at 5pm. Group
of 4. Seated at a nice booth. Good service. Miso soup was served luke warm. Salad was average with very lite miso type dressing. I ordered the combo steak teri and chicken katsu.Steak chewy and teriyaki sauce only ok. Chicken katsu was very good. Wife had miso seabass which she liked. Friends had butter salmon which was ok and shrimp and vegi tempura which was really good. Place got busy around 6:30 but wasn't sure if it was because of the farmer's market down the street or if this was a popular place.Ordered 3 desserts to share. They were good. Dinner with 3 drinks , 3 desserts, no appetizers was $120 w/o tip. I would not go back as there are alot better japanese restaurants with way better food in the area"
Dined on 8/2/2013
With so many good restaurants in
in San Carlos, it's hard to pick. However, the family keeps suggesting we go back to Shiki Bistro. What more can I say."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Went for a birthday celebration,
the 4 of us each order 1 or 2 special rolls like Lion King, Crunchy Shrimp, Jalepeno poppers, and also the soup and shared a salad-delicious! They planned each course for us so we weren't overwhelmed and every dish was great! Thank you Shiki Bistro! Loved it and we will be back soon."
Dined on 7/9/2013
Great japanese food and a nice
restaraunt that is also comfortable to take our children to. The staff is very attentive. The sushi is great and I love the tempura."
Dined on 7/1/2013
Food quality has gone down since
this place opened. Miso soup tepid, hamachi low quality, tempura Shrimp roll cold. Will pass on going here again regularly."
Dined on 6/17/2013
We frequent Shiki Bistro in San
Carlos regularly. We can count on some fresh fish and very enjoyable sushi rolls. The sake (salmon) is some of the most buttery fish in the area. The service can be very good, but sometimes if it is busy, things can appear a bit hectic. The bar selection is also very good. Great choices in sake, and specialty cocktails. Another bonus, even as a party of two, when requested, you can get a booth, instead of a smaller table. This is great for us, since we tend to order 2-3 small plates for appetizers, a couple of rolls and various drinks. The extra space makes the dining very comfortable!"
Dined on 6/17/2013
This is our favorite sushi spot in
town. Chicken teriyaki for the kid that doesn't like sushi, delicious udon for the kid who loves noodles, and a nice menu of creative specialtiy sushi rolls for mom and dad. Happy hour, tasty cocktail menu, friendly service."
Dined on 6/13/2013
Sushi is beyond the typical
japanese restaurant and has a cool interior with lighting, windows & furniture.. Service was good only had to wait for the bill longer than anticipated."
Dined on 6/8/2013
Great neighborhood spot. Love the
food and service is very friendly and professional. Will definitely be back"
Dined on 6/2/2013
We were celebrating a birthday and
Mother's Day and were very well taken care of. Super service, delicious rolls and Miso Soup. Wonderful and we will definitely return again! Thank you!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
This was one of the worst dining
experience I have ever has!!!1. The salad and soup were delivered before the appetizer2. Half way through the salad the diner was delivered3. I order Tempura with NY Steak and by the time we got around to eating it! It was "Stone Cold".We had so many plates on are table it looked like we were selling china at Macys and the only thing the did not serve after the dinner was dessert. Fortunely we did not order desert.If you are late for the theater this is the place to go but unfortunately there are no theaters in San Carlos. I would not recommend Shiki Bistro to my worst enemy!!!"
Dined on 4/24/2013
My second time there and will go
again. I hope you found that I really did go."
Dined on 4/15/2013
Shiki is our go to sushi place.
The ambiance is nice, the menu great and the service friendly. Love the Tuna Tataki!"
Dined on 4/12/2013
We came here with a group of 17-
they had a great group spot so we could all sit together and they had really fantastic service. The server was really helpful in helping us decide the best way to split the check as we ordered which helped avoid confusion later. Really prompt arrival of the food which was fresh and delicious. They have a wonderful happy hour."
Dined on 4/13/2013
Shiki Bistro is a solid place with
good food and a fair wine list. This is my "go to" for sushi on a week night."
Dined on 4/2/2013
This place honored our request of
having the large table in the back for our group birthday party of 11. The waiter was great and the food was delicious!"
Dined on 3/24/2013
Started with a 7:15 reservation,
which they did not honor due to seating walk ins prior to us. Finally got seated 25 mins after our reservation. We're given water. Didn't see our waitress for another 20+ minutes and unable to get anyone else's attention. They brought us a wrong order which took another 5-10 mins to get waitresses attention. Never checked on again and had to ask for bill. Beyond underwhelmed with the service and bad attitude of host. No longer will be going there."
Dined on 3/15/2013
I love the sushi at Shiki Bistro
in San Carlos! I would recommend it to anyone who likes sushi. It's a really clean and nice place. The ambiance their is great. I go their as often as I can."
Dined on 3/9/2013
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