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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
We brought our friends who visited us from Hong Kong to lunch at Mokutanya on 2/19/18. We were so embarrassed. We ordered a lot of things like lobster tail, Hamachi Karma, egg plant, pork belly Unfortunately they were all unavailable. Eventhough we ordered the lobster tail when we were seated, the unavailabity of the lobster tail was told to us towards the end of our lunch when we asked them. For the Hamachi Karma, the waitress told us it was sold out. Egg plant and pork belly not available at time of our order. For a restaurant to run out of food at lunch time on Preskident's day is really BAD, it seems like they did not have enough manpower to serve us. We ate about $165 including tips for lunch. We are really disappointed. Anna
I've been here on a business dinner and it was really good and the service was good. On a Saturday night 10:30 reservation the food was still good but the service was spotty. Things I ordered never arrived out of sequence and I had to remind the servers. I'll chalk it up to a bad night but it definitely wasn't as comfortable as it should have been.
Just came to have dinner with my mom Mitzie who loves this place. She had her 90th birthday celebration here two years ago. We wanted to have the oysters first but they started bringing us the other skewers and salad first which I thought was not very good because it was written down on the order. Then the ramen came out way too fast. Other than that the experience was ok. We will keep coming back here. Oyster special night is a favorite!
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 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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