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Shiki Bistro - San Carlos

3.9
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Shiki Bistro offers authentic Japanese cuisine, a full bar and a modern and metropolitan Japanese atmosphere. Not one to rest on its laurels, Shiki and its chefs strive to redefine what traditional Japanese cuisine looks like by constantly refining and revising its menu to reflect customer input, including the chefs' latest and greatest creations. Enjoy their creative cocktail concoctions as well, like the Blue Sapphire, Orange Cosmopolitan or the Bistro Lychee Martini. The restaurant is conveniently located in San Carlos' Laurel Street shopping district and is open for business meetings, birthday celebrations and other special occasions. If you crave a quiet setting, order Shiki Bistro's delectable Japanese dishes to go and enjoy them from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri:4:30pm-6:00pm, Sat & Sun: 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 593-2275
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olive St.
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Entertainment
Thursday Night Live Jazz Music, 6pm to 8pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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3.9
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4.1
food
3.6
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DBICHON (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on March 4, 2016

Shiki has been working on their service and it shows was.Beautiful smiling wait person was very kind no andhelpful.The sushi andramenarealways good as istheveggieand shrimp tempura, light and airy.Yum.

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vipMichaelD (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on February 5, 2016

We frequent Shiki at least monthly. The variety on the menu is very good, no complaints about the quality of the food or raw fish, they typically have seating, and I have no complaints about the service. Overall it's a great last minute choice in a packed San Carlos/Redwood City area.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 29, 2016

Really enjoy the excellent seafood, the fast service, and the ambiance!

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vipST247 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 28, 2016

Terrific happy hour and great options. Sushi is very fresh and their service seems to be improving. They had a good band playing in the bar that was just the right noise level to enjoy but not make you have to raise your voice to talk to your table.

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vipSaturdayChild (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 24, 2016

Yaki ramen is the only dish we'd recommend. The kid's meal is very cutely displayed, but at $12.99 - quite pricey. Udon is average. Rolls are less than impressive (something about the sushi rice they didn't quite get right). Edmamme is soggy.

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vipSBK18 (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 23, 2016

We felt rushed and the rolls seemed to be warm as if sitting out for a while. Like they were pre-made. It doesn't appear to be as fresh.

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vipSanFranciscoKid (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 21, 2016

I really hate the way Open Table forces you to submit a review on the mobile app before you can make a reservation. Competitors are you listening?

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DBICHON (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on January 19, 2016

We have been to Shiki Bistro nearly a hundred times.The quality is currently excellent.Service is gracious and efficient now, and the food is first rate.Love their tempura!

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vipST247 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2016

The sushi is always good and very fresh - enjoy the restaurant. Service could use some attention.

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vipSaltly (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2015

We did not go for sushi, but just for some good Japanese food. My husband's dinner arrived before we finished the soup & salad. I had to wait until he was almost done for my dinner... The dinner plates were freezing cold. This is in contrast to the tea and tea cups which were almost too hot to the touch. I needed a napkin to hold mine. ( no handles ).
The food was fairly good, but not great...It would be much better on a hot plate for the cold winter night.

But the real issue was not any of the above it was the techno music that constantly played over and over again. It made me feel nervous. I understand they want to be modern , but what amount some nice mellow slow jazz??

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