Posts Tagged ‘San Mateo’

24 Nov
2014

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 24th, 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 »

8 Aug
2014

Little Shanghai Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 8th, 2014

Little Shanghai Restaurant Exterior

Little Shanghai Restaurant is a family run Shanghainese Chinese Restaurant in San Mateo near the San Mateo Fairgrounds. They have the usual Americanized Chinese dishes along with a fair amount of Traditional Shanghai dishes not served in most restaurants. Our last visit was in May, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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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9 Mar
2014

Yakitori Kokko, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 9th, 2014

Yakitori Kokko San Mateo interior decor

Japanese Izakaya is hot in the SF Bay Area right now.. Yakitori Kokko is a Japanese Izakaya or drinking oriented establishment (like Sumika in the South Bay, Ippuku in Berkeley or Izakaya Mai in San Mateo) that serves casual food focusing on skewers of meat and liquor. It is run by Japanese folks and feels pretty authentic. Yakitori means chicken grill, so the focus is on charcoal grilled meats. The place has gotten some good buzz, so we decided to give it a try. Our last visit was in the summer of 2015.

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28 Jan
2014

California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 28th, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen Exterior Decor

California Pizza Kitchen started back in 1985 in Beverly Hills by two attorneys. It is now International and publicly traded. Their BBQ Chicken pizza is their signature dish. We were passing by the San Mateo location and decided to refresh our memories. Fate has lead us to eat here, more than we would like to admit.. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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