LouB
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
LouB's Reviews
 
Sansei, meaning third generation, is a locally owned contemporary Japanese Restaurant offering new wave sushi. The force behind the food is Chef/Owner Dave "DK" Kodama. An Oahu native, he is fearless when it comes to flavors and one of the most adventurous chefs you will meet. At Sansei, he has combined his Japanese heritage with Hawai'i's incredible ethnic mix and the flavors he experienced in his travels to create a New Wave Sushi, Japanese-inspired Pacific Rim, Contemporary Japanese type of cuisine. Call it whatever you like. What you will taste are unique combinations of flavors and textures.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Sansei always delivers great flavors and quality. Asian flavors with European techniques."
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Vault 164, located in the heart of downtown San Mateo. Set in the old Crocker Bank on the corner of 2nd and B, the décor uses many of the building"s antique vault pieces sprinkled throughout the dining room and bar. We feature an eclectic and contemporary American cuisine. Stop by and enjoy our bourbon and maple glazed pork chop, served on sweet potato mash, or a savory Caramelized Onion, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Cambozola Cheese Flatbread. We offer a wide range of aged steaks and whole roasted chicken, fresh pasta, and unique salads. Our bar is great place to meet friends or watch a game, and it features a variety of classic and new cocktails, handmade to perfection, a large selection of beers on tap, and over 20 wines by the glass.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Unique
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Unique but very tasty menu selections with good atmosphere and service."
Dined on 9/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Open since 2001, La Lanterna is a family-owned business with Ramon Lopez as Executive Chef and Jennifer Villa-McGuffin service as manager. Prior to opening, Ramon and Jennifer were employed at various fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Peninsula. With his own signature style, Chef Ramon has received numerous accolades and is honored to serve you at La Lanterna.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Go To Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife has MS so going out is a little hard. We celebrated her birthday at La Lanterna and they did their usual terrific job. Hector is very attentive and very friendly, as are the whole group."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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