Lovely sushi resto. Their private dining room for a party of 6-7 was awesome! Would definitely return for any occasion.
My husband and I visit Seiya multiple times a month. The service is consistently fantastic, the sushi is always fresh and delicious, and we love that it’s a relatively smaller, cozier place.
The food was delicious and the fish was very fresh. The hostess and waitress were very sweet. The only bad experience was that our order of omakase nigiri took 45 minutes to be served. The sushi chef probably had a really important customer who was sitting next to us, because the chef was focusing on those customers and paying no attention to us, even though we were sitting right in front of him. When their important customers left and our omakase order was finally ready, the sushi chef angrily told the hostess that we have been waiting for a long time. It was very awkward to be in that situation between the restaurant staff. We're probably not coming back.
Fabulous as always!
Took 30 to get table and server was not friendly or helpful. It was during a week lunch and just unacceptable
Nothing special about the food, very pricey. Many other sushi places around are equal or better for less than half the price
This was our second time there. The staff is friendly and attentive and the sushi is great.
Menu items were hit or miss. Some of the rolls were quite good. Fatty tuna was absolutely delicious, but the mackerel was just too chewy to enjoy - textures were way off. They have a small robata grill selection - we tried the bacon wrapped prawn. Prawn was seriously overcooked and rubbery (probably left it on the grill long enough to cook the bacon, which meant that the prawn was overcooked by the time the bacon was done). Despite other people's complaints, service was good. Wine selection is poor.
Good service & good sushi
Authentic and high quality sushi. Good value for price. Atmosphere is modern and good both for business and private. We were served complementary kanpachi carpaccio for my wife's birthday occasion.
Very nice place with great small plates to share. Did not have much of the sushi/sashimi so will have to return to fully evaluate, but it warrants a second visit.
This place has the best sushi we have found on the peninsula. Great food, great service.
We came here and got a variety of things, like seaweed salad, miso soup, an assortment of sashimi, and 2 rolls. Also got a sampler of sake and a coooooold Asahi for me. The Kobe beef roll was really something different and we both loved it - could've easily eaten 2 rolls each! The spider roll was also very good. Delicious sashimi. The service was the best part, as we got good attention from the wait staff to explain the different kinds of sake and sashimi. A bit pricey, but we'd come back.
Awesome as usual! The food is always fresh and tastes amazing! Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful dining experience!
Always very fresh, very tasty sushi and saki! Highly recommended
We were not impressed with the omakase sashimi. The fish was tough and had bones!
For Japanese taste no good.
No enough selection in the menu.
Omakace very poor
The Sushi chef wasn’t friendly at all. It’s important to make the clients feel welcome but that’s no the case in this place.
We don’t recommend this restaurant and we’re not coming back again here.
It was a date night with my husband of 30 years but sadly we didn’t enjoy.
Great food, awesome specials and beautiful ambience. Great place for a date if sushi is your thing.
Wonderful food but portions are very small and the prices are very expensive for what you get.
Birthday celebration but the restaurant didn’t do anything special. Food was decent but service needs improvement.
My reservation was for 8p. A call to confirm was received that day also stating I could not have a table only seating at the bar? I also wasn't seated until almost 830p.
I had forgotten how delicious sashimi could taste.
Overall good. Menu is quite authentic and good quality Japanese food. I wish they have more alcohol selection to match its food offerings however.
First time I go to Seiya for diner... I was asked to confirm the type of table for the reservation, individual table, but was told on arrival that there were no more of those individual table and ended up seating at the bar... ok but not sure what's going on with reservation. Likely overbooking.
Food was ok. I've had better dishes at Seiya.
The really bad point was service, we didn't have a minute without the waitress asking us if we wanted something, to the point where it was very annoying. Another waitress' han just showed up picking plates without asking or even looking.
Fairly disappointed by Seiya this time.
Seiya's menus steps beyond the conventional Japanese sushi and bistro experience. Fortunately most of the dishes work. We order a wide variety of appetizers to get a broad sampling of the kitchen's capability. With the exception of the Kushiage Trio, which was just average, everything else we sampled (Hamachi Carpaccio, Fish Tacos, Agedashi Tofu, Sashimi Salad, and Great Balls of Fire) was excellent. Service was attentive, without being intrusive, and our waitress paced out the dishes just right. Overall a good experience and we'd go back.
Creative, food and ambiance!
What a wonderful restaurant, the Hawaiian Style Poke was one of my favorite dishes.
The atmosphere was very inviting, the staff was so accommodating, and the food was outstanding.
Seiya has enough classic Sushi options mixed with their innovative cuisine to sate the broad set of tastes and appetites. Classic nigiri, got that. A few common Americanized rolls? Yup. Seafood Cigar or Risotto? What - amazing! Great mix of flavors from nuanced to intense. Price is a typical trendy Bay Area Peninsula restaurant, but it's worth every penny.
Very high quality sushi in a great environment.
I don't live in the San Carlos area, but discovered Seiya at lunch a few months ago. Great neighborhood gem...excellent sushi, amazing soba noodle salad. I would drive from SF to have lunch or dinner here. Courteous service, nice ambiance, fresh seafood and ingredients.
Incredible, creative sushi along with excellent service. Our group of 9 enjoyed our birthday celebration at this tiny,very special restaurant! Loved it.
I believe there is only one sushi chef so it takes a long time for food to come because I was told that there's an omakase order ahead of us. We ordered a California roll, & 14 pieces of nigiri. It took half an hour for 12 pieces of nigiri, and another 20mins before the last 2 pieces of nigiri to come.
Imaginative Japanese cuisine, far beyond nigiri, in a pleasant space with excellent and knowledgeable service. Don't miss the "fish tacos" (on crispy rice cakes) and well seasoned hamachi crudo.
sashimi was fabulous and so were the fish tacos. Service by Nancy was outstanding. She is very attentive and lovely
Sashimi is delicious as are the hand rolls! The apps (steak tetaki and Hamachi carpaccio never disappoint). We didn't order the fish tacos this time because I was with gluten free diners...but that is my fav!
Great food and service!
Not worth the money. Will not go again. Overpriced food, small portions, low quality and slow service. Bad atmosphere.
Food is average and not too special for its price. Nice and quiet set up good for date.
Seiya is a great Japanese restaurant with authenticity of good fresh sashimi, as well as creativity with it fusion dishes. Food was delicious, server was friendly, it was quiet to be able to carry conversation, and overall a nice change of pace from where we usually go. The only down side was that some of the dishes were sold out. Otherwise, I highly recommend Seiya to others.
The service was impeccable!! We tried a bunch of great sakes and the sashimi was extremely fresh. The rolls were ok but I'd certainly come back for the sashimi and sake selection!