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About Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal
Experience Japanese charcoal-grilled skewers, small plates, wine and beer in individual glass-divided rooms with sunken Japanese tables. We strive to source our ingredients locally.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
11AM to 2AM daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
-On-site parking lot
-Metered street parking along California Dr. and Broadway Ave
-Metered parking lot on Chula Vista Ave (between Broadway Ave and Carmelita Ave)
Caltrain (weekends only): We are located right across from the Broadway Station
Sam Trans: 292 stops right in front of the small shopping plaza where we are located
Private Party Facilities:
The private dining room hosts 8 small sunken dining tables.
Private Party Contact:
May Chan: (650) 348-9388
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal Ratings and Reviews
Very tasty foods! The staff was very polite and mostly responsive. The main downside was that the kitchen apparently ran out of a number of dishes that we had ordered, but no one came out to tell us until we had asked after it. All in all, great atmosphere, very good food.
This is one of my favorite places to leave San Jose for; but for my birthday I was a little disappointed! I’ve had better service on an average night. We didn’t receive a few dishes that were put on our bill. Servers (and I mean plural bc we had 3-4 thru out the night) were very nice and quick to change it. Still one of my favorite places, but most likely not for a special occasion next time.
Great service and we'll prepared food, pricy but acceptable. Music was disappointing rap, disrespectful language not appropriate for dining. To bad, we would be back for the food, beverage and service. But the music is a deal breaker
Great selection of Yakitori — our favorite Yakitoris were eel, gindara, and the black cod. The ambience is perfect for a date night. However, the service was poor. The server mixed up our order with someone else, and she couldn’t remember what dishes have come to our table.
Great ambiance, novel setting - food was excellent. We asked the chef to make recommendations for us which were fabulous. Delicious grilled meats and sashimi, extensive sake menu.
Our only complaint was that the entire evening the food kept coming, but no dishes were leaving - they just piled up in unappealing, messy stacks reminding us of all that we had eaten. One or two bus boys would do very nicely here.
Otherwise this was a great overall experience!
They forgot some of the items I ordered when I filled in the piece of paper they give you to place the order. They never brought those items, then charged them to my bill. The miso soup they brought at the end of the meal. I had to ask them to remove a 3 items from the bill. All of the food is great, the ambiance is wonderful, but they always seem to forget stuff you order.
Very authentic yakiniku! The gyu tan (beef tongue) and yakitori is to die for!! Great sake as well. Also, love the cozy Japanese traditional box seating.
The service was exceptional. The servers took great care of us, the food was hot and fresh and arrived quickly
Having lived in Tokyo for several years, I can attest to the fact that Mokutanya is as authentic as it gets!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the ambience. The staff were very attentive, even when the kitchen backed up a little. Food was excellent. Especially enjoyed the fried salmon skewers and the fried purple yam chips. Definitely a great place for conversation, Nice quiet setup.
Always love this place. Environment is quiet and private - every table separated from others w/ glass walls. Never saw a waiter, but the waitresses are all great and attentive. Food is tapas style - so just nibble all night. Beer/Sake - all good. Spent over 4 hours here this particular night - loved it. Limited parking is the only downside.
This is a nice restaurant that has fantastic small skewers of a wide variety of different meats and vegetables prepared in a variety of ways. Its a fantastic place for a small group to order lots of dishes and try a wide variety of different food. There is a great selection of Sake as well; a nice night out!
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