Oidon Japanese Restaurant
71 E. 4th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Oidon is a small, almost hidden Japanese restaurant above the Suruki Supermarket in downtown San Mateo.
Suruki is famous for its 50% off Japanese food sale 30 minutes before closing time. People wait for sale and then push and shove each other to buy stuff. Crazy scene.
It was time to check out the restaurant upstairs, we had been in the supermarket many times.
Decor, Vibe – Oidon has pretty generic decor for a Japanese restaurant. Everyone eating there was asian and pretty hard-core about food.
Champon Noodles or mixed noodles is their most popular item. It had a strong broth and pork. Lots of veggies and noodles. Lots of lettuce though. Not a lot of meat.
Zaru Soba was cold soba noodles with dipping sauce. This version was ok, nothing special.
The service was pretty average for a place like this. With places like Sushi Sam and Hotaru nearby, this place has lots of competition that is better.