Posts Tagged ‘San Mateo’

12 May
2014

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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14 Apr
2014

Little Sichuan Restaurant, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 14th, 2014

Little Sichuan San Mateo Exterior

Little Sichuan is a Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Downtown San Mateo next to legendary foodie hangout Draegar’s. It has been around for many years but changed hands in 2007. The former co-owner and chef used to run Classic Sichuan Restaurant in Millbrae. Do not confuse this place with others with similar names. Many folks stopped coming after the change in ownership including ourselves. It was time to check Little Sichuan out again in October 2010, after another year. This is a place to come for Sichuan dishes like noodles, not for generic Americanized Chinese food such as Beef Broccoli. classic Cantonese Chinese dishes that are better down the block at Champagne Seafood or HK Causeway Bay. Our last visit was in March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

31 Mar
2014

Pacific Catch Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 31st, 2014

Pacific Catch San Mateo Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Pacific Catch is a small string of restaurants in the Northern California area. They were started by the founders of World Wrapps. The first location open in San Francisco on Chestnut Street in 2003, with the San Mateo branch opening in 2014, right next to the Century Theaters multiplex.

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20 Jan
2014

Kagura Ramen Izakaya Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 20th, 2014

kagura ramen izakaya san mateo Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Kagura Ramen Izakaya is the sister restaurant to San Francisco’s Waraku on Post St. This Japanese restaurant joins a ton of others on virtually every block of downtown San Mateo. They focus on ramen for lunch and dinner along with a variety of small plates for dinner only.

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5 Jan
2014

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 5th, 2014

Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat. Vegetarians should stay away.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $25.95 with 7 meat options, $37.95 on weekends. Dinner is $54.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Nov
2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 10th, 2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill San Mateo Exterior

Yuzu Sushi and Grill is located in a sleepy shopping district in San Mateo across from the former location of Alhana foods. It is a sister restaurant to Burlingame’s well respected and Michelin Bib Gourmand Sakae Sushi. We decided to try it to see if it was a lower cost but similar quality version of Sakae Sushi. Sakae Sushi has lots of exotic seafood air freighted in from Japan. Our last visit was in April 2014.

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22 Jul
2013

Paul Martin’s American Grill Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 22nd, 2013

Paul Martins American Grill San Mateo exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Paul Martin’s American Grill is a new restaurant chain from the P in PF Chang’s. This new dining establishment open in San Mateo’s Hillsdale Mall in July 2013. They have a location in Roseville as well as 3 in southern California. Normally hearing the above would cause us to run, but we were nearby, so we gave it a go.

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15 Jul
2013

Three Restaurant and Bar Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 15th, 2013

Three Restaurant and Bar San Mateo exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Three Restaurant and Bar used to known as Astaria, but morphed in the summer of 2013. More casual, small plates, food to share. A concept that we have to agree is more attractive. They use products from sustainable farms and ranches and have kept some of the old favorites. Food gets served as it is ready. Our last visit was in 2014. Three is located next door to the Entrepreneur focused Draper University. They also share their bathroom, so chit chat with future bigwigs.

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15 Jun
2013

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 15th, 2013

Mongolian Hot Pot and Grill Exterior decor

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a hot pot restaurant in downtown San Mateo, right across from Walgreen’s. Their soup base options have recently become more acceptable for mainstream Americans.  This company has a couple locations in the USA and many more in Asia. Yum Brands (KFC, Taco Bell) actually owns this company.

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21 May
2013

Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 21st, 2013

Santa Ramen San Mateo Exterior

Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Located in a small shopping mall with a Fresh Choice and JoAnn’s, the restaurant has achieved a legendary cult following and has long lines at both dinner and lunch times. We have eaten here many times with our last visit in March 2014.

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9 May
2013

Ben Tre Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 9th, 2013

Ben Tre Millbrae Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Ben Tre (A city in Vietnam) has two locations on the San Francisco Peninsula. A friend suggested that we give them a try, so we dined at the Millbrae, CA location. They are more than just a Pho restaurant, they call themselves a Vietnamese Homestyle Cuisine restaurant.

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31 Mar
2013

Shanghai Bistro, Millbrae formerly Shanghai East, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 31st, 2013

Shanghai Bistro Millbrae exterior decor

Shanghai East has moved to Millbrae from San Mateo and changed names to Shanghai Bistro. Their staff and chef are intact. Spicy Empire has taken its place in its old 25th Ave location, San Mateo. The owner took over China Bistro in San Mateo in early 2013 but closed it later that year.

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