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All Spice – San Mateo

4.5
1101 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Indoor dining has returned! Enjoy our oft-changing 3, 4 or 5-course Chef's menu for dinner inside or on the patio. Our outside space is heated and protected from the rain.

Come take a special journey when you dine at our charming restaurant.

Husband-and-wife team Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff have turned a 1906 Victorian house into a pioneering dining destination that showcases Modern Californian Cuisine. It's local and seasonal whenever possible, but is also so much more. Sachin stretches beyond his classical training to create elegantly composed dishes that subtly hint at Indian, Japanese, Norwegian, Mediterranean and other worldly influences. The result is a unique cuisine with its own distinctive point of view. Warm, professional service and a thoughtful wine list enhance the experience.

We can't wait to see you!

Support All Spice – San Mateo during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1101 people are saying
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JonT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry to see these guys leave. Amazing food and service. Definitely one of the top restaurants in peninsula.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food is really subpar for this type of restaurant. Very disappointing.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect, beautifully presented. Fully deserving of the Michelin star.

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MichaelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, incredible find! All Spice was recommended by a couple friends. We couldn't believe we hadn't heard of it previously as it is close to us. It was a wonderful meal! The food was delicious, perfectly cooked and presented. The wine pairing (an incredible bargain) was spot on. And our server was top notch. We will absolutely be back!!

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AjayG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible horrible food. Soup was cold. The mushroom croquettes had no mushrooms. And the chicken was undercooked. What a waste of time and money!!

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used2cook
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service started off a bit neglectful but got better through the evening. Pre fixe menu 3 courses $75, 4 courses $95 or 5 courses $105. Wine pairings available. Excellent chef who creates clean Indian flavor combinations! Seriously delicious food!
Amuse bouche was delicious and fun. No miniardes though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did 3 course with wine pairing. The food was incredible and staff was very attentive. Location is a bit random (on el Camino in a little house) but everything was lovely

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vipFridayNiteDinners
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey you guys, if you haven’t been to All Spice or stopped going because of the pandemic, we can HIGHLY recommend it. We just got back after not having been there for a while and it was sumptuous - a culinary journey in our home town. Seating options for inside and outside - we sat inside and felt perfectly safe. Every course held flavors we cannot capture at home, the ingredient combinations are imaginative and delicious. Excellent service and the lovely house just made it all the more special. We made a promise to ourselves to go much more regularly now as it was such a bright spot to our evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative, delicious food and wonderful service. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!!!

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LPG3
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors and it was lovely. The heater kept us warm and they ensured it wasn’t too crowded.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’ve been here before ( like 2 years ago) and really enjoyed the food and presentation so I decided to make a visit here for a birthday celebration dinner. I make a reservation for birthday celebration but was treated like a walk in customer and served to the nearest table casually. ( May be it was the only available table)

The restaurant supposed to be classy but seems not. The restaurant was very crowded and noisy. The service was average, the waiter does not look too happy to be working there and every times he served, he seems unenergized. Nothing wrong with that but could be more cheerful considering he is getting like a good amount of tips for this average meal.

Other than the nice dish presentation, everything else does not live to expectations. Food comes really slow and it took 2 hours to serve a 3 course meal.

The taste of the food was average and does not seem to be special anymore. The appetizer was one of the best but unfortunately the inside remains cold and was not seared throughly.

Other main courses are over seasoned. I would not recommend the quail. It is a little undercook and is not “roasted” but more like baked and saucy.

The desert is decent For this price point, I would not recommend this place as there are way better restaurants which can provide very decent food and services for half the price. it is quite a disappointment overall.

I feel like it is not the same place I came.

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vipSaraG
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Everything about All S

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vipMaggieG
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt very safe and it was great to get out and celebrate with my husband. We will definitely be back!

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Nate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience. Excellent!

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ZachH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The menu was not very creative, and the execution on the food was not good. Omelette was overcooked, Dutch baby overcooked. Toast not toasted. When the home fries are the best part of the meal, that is not a good sign. We’ve gone here several time for dinner before COVID, always amazing, but we will not be doing brunch again. At this price point I expect better.

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vipDeepakT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Overall great experience. Food is delicious. Pricey for a date night.

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Sophia
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We love All Spice.

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ScottC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Gem tucked away in a small house floating in a back-alley location in San Mateo.
The food is absolutely spectacular in both presentation and cuisine wise. We had the 4 course with the accompanying wine pairing and enjoyed every course (three would be more than enough unless you’re in a mood to feast). The wines are perfectly paired and are to my liking as they are complex and primarily on the dry side. The waiter was proficient in explaining all the ingredients along with being very knowledgeable on the wines. The beet salad was so beautiful in appearance, I hated to eat but so glad I did as it was so rich and deep with flavor. The chef using many layers of flavors that all complement each other without letting any of them being over powering. Love the staff, atmosphere and of course the cuisine. A foodie must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to dine here, the prix fixe menu and choices are very good and fun, as good as any similar out there and at a more sustainable value. I recommend the soups, seafood main choice, and pretty much any of the desserts. We are generally weary of wine pairings but the past 2-3 times have gone with it and been pleased (and a appreciate the flexibility on a couple special requests). The service is exceptional, and it always feels good to be remembered! The outdoor patio is well maintained and the heaters work fine. At a time we are still mostly sticking close to home it’s really a treat to have All Spice near us.

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EFarm
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love All Spice!

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GoodDeals2016
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a great date night, All Spice was a pleasant surprise. Great food and great wine pairings. A++

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The patio was small but nicely socially distanced. The Sunday brunch menu was yummy! We ordered the curry fried chicken sammy and the broccoli melt. The taste of each was awesome, the bread was a little soggy on one side of the broccoli met but no big deal because the sauce was delicious. Would come back just for those two items.

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JessicaJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely!! The food is imaginative and the service is delightful.

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Hkwk
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very diverse and extremely well presented. Impeccable service, professional, relaxed and accommodating. Outdoor seating but it feels very private.
Overall an outstanding experience.

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vipAlicethech
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Spice is truly a neighborhood gem, perfect for special occasions. We eat here on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. There's always something new and tasty to try; the chef does a wonderful job of mixing classic recipes with Asian spices. All Spice has a good wine list and fantastic, attentive service. It's a small, intimate setting, so plan ahead!!

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JacobP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

So firstly I’d like to say, I love this restaurant. But I did not care for their Valentine’s Day menu. It was rather bland and lacked the mixes of spices I ususlly

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akkayaker
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am pregnant and couldn't eat a lot of the courses but figured my husband would just eat for two. Instead the chef prepared vegetarian and pregnancy safe courses that were incredible. Such complex and beautifully prepared dishes and such wonderful service. An evening we will never forget.

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LittleSG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant for special occasions twice, and the first time the food was amazing but the waiter was extremely rude. I had hoped it was an off-night and since the food was so good I came back for Valentine’s Day. I deeply regret that choice given that the food wasn’t anywhere near as good the second time and we had two different waiters who were both extremely rude. As an example, one member of the party was vegetarian and when the appetizer was served (it looked like steak tartare) he asked if it was vegetarian and the waiter snapped at him that it was and that he didn’t need to ask about every single dish. It’s ridiculous to spend over $150 per person (not including drinks) to be treated that way. Do yourselves a favor and don’t go to this place.

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VijayP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been to this restaurant 2 times in the past 3 weeks. I like creative cuisine from the Chef, boldness, and flair to the food, and uniqueness to flavors.

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vipThomas
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. The string in a small house was intimate and quiet. Would definitely return for another meal.

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EugeneDOregon
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic - with lots of well-balanced Indian spices. A slice of delicious, freshly baked bread, and the 5 courses I chose were just plain awesome. Service was great, too. The paired (all American) wines were good, but not outstanding. The total price of everything (including tip) was a bit high at $200 per person.

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viptastygirl
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have dined several times before and went with another couple this time. I did not realize it had changed to a prix fixe menu. The total for 4 of us was $600.00. Our server was spotty and we waited quite awhile for him to open the one bottle of wine we had brought. I think it is very confusing with the way the menu is laid out and your options. We all had a three course meal.. but I ended up eating my main course while others were eating dessert and had been offered coffee. My husband said his two dishes were excellent. I thought mine were all fine.. I did come home and have a snack though.. so for the price we will not return. But if you are a foodie, into the several courses, small servings.. and don't mind the price then it is a nice option in San Mateo.

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vipaceats
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and interesting food. Of the 9-10 things we tried, all were delicious. All Spice is not cheap, but it is a good value.

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VPBnBabies
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We’ve been to All Spice about 4 or 5 years back and went back because the experience was great back then. It seems like the quality of food and the service has slipped since then. Overall, it was disappointing to see the change.

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vipSparkie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a special dinner out treat.............special. Food and service spectacular. A truly fun date night dinner.....truly. Special flavors and food presentation added to the mix. A must visit restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Devine!

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EvaG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! We loved everything about this place!

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vipDanT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.
It had been a while since eating here.
Still very creative and delicious.
My one nit pick is that the menu is now only 3 or 5 course prix fixe menu at $75 and $115.
Kinda pricey bringing growing teen foodies, so it would’ve been expensive for three, but they let us share two 3 course meals.
Wish they had a la carte options.
Wine options pretty limited but then I’m a wine geek.

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DHG8
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant for a special dinner in a quiet atmosphere. All of the dishes we had were excellent. The salmon, scallops and carrot soup were especially noteworthy.

FAQs

All Spice – San Mateo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 627-4303.

All Spice – San Mateo is rated 4.5 stars by 1101 OpenTable diners.

All Spice – San Mateo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/AllSpice.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.