Kaori Sushi & Sake Bar
Food was good, especially the toro hamachi. Tea was a bit weak though. I’ll definitely go back to try other dishes.
Best sushi in San Mateo
Quite fast and yummy
Very nice spot for a reasonable lunch. Great sushi
Tasty food. Good value for late lunch
As always - everything was superb!!
Dustin is delightful, super sensitive in serving all with so much thought and care.
Without asking for the togarashi seasoning, he remembered I love it - and thus it appears at our table as my udon is served!!
Great quality and service! Sushi is always fresh. Service is great. Not too noisy. Great place for friends gathering.
Good food. Good prices. Great, fast servize.
The food is fresh and delicious. Presentation is very nice. Ambience is great. Perfect place to get together with friends or family. Always a great dinner experience!
The service was poor. had to wait for a while before someone came to even seat us - we had a reservation. short staffed i guess. food was great.
Visited on Sat 13Apr dinner. Small setting. I was alone and restaurant was not packed yet waitress led me to sit in a table for two squeezed between two other tables that are occupied. I decided to sit by the bar counter. Seriously? Since you are not full, at least let your customer sit comfortably. Food wise, salmon sashimi was thick and fresh but 7 pcs for $19.95 without option on pcs, I didn’t finish all. Soba with shrimp tempura was good, tempura was not oily. Waitress was very friendly and ambience was nice so except for flexibility in seating, everything is great. Will return and hopefully they will not squeeze me between two tables again. Oh, parking a challenge, I will forgo booking if I can’t find a lot. No free wifi too.
Great restaurant! Everything is to the point, high quality products, great service.
I love this place. Food is always decent. Service was great. I will definitely be back.
Food is amazing but always feel a but rushed even when we've made a reservation. Staff is nice just very hurried. But food makes up for it - melt in your mouth sashimi.
Great selection, really fresh and tasty!
Nice quiet place off the beaten path. We'll go back for sure. Excellent service, fresh food prepared well. Delicious Gyoza, mackerel, udon, sashimi. We must try the rest of menu. Good selection of beers and sake.
Over booked the reservations. It took another 30mins plus from our original reservation. 7:30pm reservation, got our table at 8:10pm. Sat for another 10mins before someone took our order. Forgot 1 of our appetizers order & came out with a different appetizer order. We are almost done with our meal when the last appetizer came!
Delicious and great consistency. Great value for the price.
8:00 on Friday, walked right in. Fast friendly service, excellent amazingly fresh sushi. We’ve been several times, and it’s always like this.
Excellent quality. One of only 3 sushi restaurants I've ever been to that serves Kama. That's a big deal. It means they are buying whole fish and butchering in house. If you've never tried it you owe it to yourself to order it. Everything was excellent quality. I'll definitely be back!
Very constant, good quality
This is a great little spot in a fairly restaurant-populated area. Our server was great, recommending foods. He was very friendly and personable. I much enjoyed the Spicy Seafood-Don dish. I’ll definitely visit again.
Great sushi but overall overpriced for our group of 8. Yes we had some sake and wine but it was almost $500 for the 8 of us and that included 3 kids!
I used to love this restaurant, but their food quality seems to have declined the last few times we've tried it. It's not that it's bad--it's just that it doesn't stand out anymore from among the many other Japanese restaurants in San Mateo.
Always great, fresh food and sushi. Fast and prompt service!
pretty good but took awhile to serve us and a bit over priced (like most of San Mateo)
Favorite Japanese Restaurant in town!
Nice place with strictly a Japanese leaning on beer and alcohol (except for wine). We enjoyed the rolls but my daughter, whose love for shushing, thought one of the dishes was a bit dry. We ordered 5 different sushi entrees. The children’s chicken dish was a bit overdone as well.
Really enjoyed our meal. Rolls were tasty and generous.
End of school year
Excellent Sushi place. Very creative plates. Amazing taste. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
Kaori may just become our new favorite restaurant! I had the chicken udon - it was hot and delicious. Also loved the dragon rolls and my husband loved his chicken teriyaki. Great service, good prices and delicious!
The food was great and service too
Soooooo good and so fresh !!!
I have a new favorite sushi place. Fantastic, friendly service, and amazing food.
This place has dropped significantly in quality of food and service over the last 6 months.
It’s quite audacious to charge $60 for Omikase nigiri when the sushi isn’t fresh. The uni smelled like pooh. The presentation was lacking and the service was horrible.
Great food. I went back the next day for lunch to have more ribs. Very clean and fantastic service.
Loved the food but the portions are quite small compared to other Japanese restaurants.
The food here is delicious!! We had the Agedashi tofu, takoyaki, three sushi rolls, and the sashimi. Everything was worth the price.
The only downside here is the wait despite having a reservation booked through Open Table. There was no hostess to greet and it seems they have overbooked. This is a popular spot. So our 630 pm reservation became a 645 almost 650 pm seating.