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Japanese Restaurant$$$$
  • Stars
    Ranked #2 for Japanese restaurants in Burlingame
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    Marc J.
    "The yakitori and kushiyaki are authentic and delicious."(5 Tips)
    "great:Wagyu beef spicyBacon enoki mushroom"(5 Tips)
    "Exotic meat!! Also, sweet r&b jams playing in this spot."(2 Tips)
    Kay M.
    "spicy beef ramen was amazing too but very spicy!"(9 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon41 Tips and reviews
  • Japanese food
  • wagyu beef
  • good for a late night
  • spicy food
  • pork belly
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  • Christina L.
    Christina LunaJuly 16, 2013
    Come on a Monday or Tuesday evening for fresh $1 oysters. Get the Bershire Pork Belly. Great together. Also try the Grilled Unagi special when available.
  • William J.heart icon on user image
    William JohnsonOctober 21, 2014
    Everything was crazy good. The unagi and wagyu were amazing, the chicken thigh with wasabi paste has serious kick, and how can you go wrong with bacon wrapped anything?
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    JonesNovember 20, 2016
    Corn and chicken kaarage weren't good. Everything else was great:Wagyu beef spicyBacon enoki mushroom , Gindara, Spinach Goma, garlic miso ramen, Momo spicy mayo, Service also excellent.
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    JonesFebruary 13, 2018
    Eggplant , duck breast and wagyu with salt pepper not good. Fried tentacles , miso ramen, and cod belly were good. Purple yam chips were amazing
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.September 22, 2018
    The yakitori here is really good. Would recommend the wagyu beef and chicken liver, but skip the ramen.
  • Szymon R.heart icon on user image
    Szymon RyngOctober 9, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Great skewers. Great ramen. Great atmosphere. Mokutanya is the place where you wine(sake) and dine like tomorrow doesn’t exist.
  • Jennifer D.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer DameDecember 27, 2015
    Awesome place if you want to drink and have munchies. Their skewers are cooked perfectly. Be prepared to spend a pretty penny.
  • Eliza B.heart icon on user image
    Eliza BethApril 7, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    If you’re wondering if you should book a reservation, the answer is always YES. Cute, romantic ambiance and delicious food
  • Kay M.heart icon on user image
    Kay MokJuly 11, 2021
    really liked the chicken wing and spicy mayo chicken thigh skewers! spicy beef ramen was amazing too but very spicy!
    @SDWIFEYApril 16, 2016
    Exotic meat!! Also, sweet r&b jams playing in this spot.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MakishimaAugust 18, 2014
    Great to find a Yakitori restaurant in the Bay Area. This one is very modern with glass partitions between the rooms.
  • Aysegul O.heart icon on user image
    Aysegul OzenAugust 15, 2015
    rare meat selection's interesting. kangaroo, iguana, veal, etc. cool ambiance. you take off your shoes before seated.
  • Gavi G.heart icon on user image
    Gavi GarpoOctober 1, 2021
    Food, service, staff is very friendly, the place is nice and cozy!
  • Marc J.heart icon on user image
    Marc JacobsApril 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The yakitori and kushiyaki are authentic and delicious. Great place.
  • Mrinabh D.
    Mrinabh DuttaNovember 29, 2014
    Exotic Meats in Wednesday & Thursday.
  • Ananth S.
    Ananth SivasubramanianJanuary 3, 2013
    Beat meal I have ever had . Excellent array of meats . With just the right amount of seasoning .
  • Bobby C.heart icon on user image
    Bobby ChanOctober 14, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good
  • Ren W.heart icon on user image
    Ren WApril 17, 2017
    Great interior layout and good yakitori food.
  • Amy W.
    Amy W.December 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't beat current sake special. Free 500ml bottle after 10pm with 4 ppl and any food purchase.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TiotuycoJune 3, 2012
    Outstanding service and excellent ambience. Cool spot to chill late night.
  • Romina P.
    Romina PerezDecember 27, 2013
    Must try: pork belly, make it spicy! ^___^
  • Cecilia Z.heart icon on user image
    Cecilia ZhangApril 9, 2018
    Pricey but good food!
  • Jean-Marc L.
    Jean-Marc LyApril 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Asahi black and lamb chop. Pretty awesome combo.
  • Ananth S.
    Ananth SivasubramanianJanuary 3, 2013
    Best wagyu beef ever !!
  • Jennifer J.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer JantzJune 18, 2015
    Everything, ramen too
  • Sasha H.
    Sasha HeOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tomato skewer wrapped in bacon, you won't regret it... Orgasm in your mouth.
  • Mindy C.
    Mindy CristalFebruary 27, 2012
    Get any of the ramen bowls spicy! It is amazing!
  • Lisa J.heart icon on user image
    Lisa JillSeptember 30, 2012
    Awesome food and service. Paradise in Burlingame!
  • 板津 魁.heart icon on user image
    板津 魁彦July 4, 2017
    Skewers are the best the rest is just okay
  • Phil M.
    Phil MarksSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
  • J J.
    J JohnAugust 18, 2023
    Decent ramen place near SFO. Could’ve done without the loud hip hop but… 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
  • Liana L.
    Liana L.May 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 oysters on Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm-2am!
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelJune 14, 2012
    Try the Chicken Heart Skewers
  • Diana R.heart icon on user image
    Diana RoofnerMarch 7, 2017
    Food was good, restroom was gross
  • Ling A.
    Ling Arcenal-ChanDecember 17, 2011
    Lychee shochu- yuuummy!
  • Tom T.
    Tom TreanorJanuary 26, 2013
    Great yakitori here..
  • Juli S.
    Juli SherryAugust 13, 2013
    Poor service. Great food. Glad it's open late.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TamOctober 14, 2014
    Pork cheeks
  • Ben H.heart icon on user image
    Ben HsiehAugust 8, 2014
    Skewers, sake
  • Karen O.
    Karen OrMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    mmmm kawa and cold ramen :)
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia RobertsMay 6, 2012
    After 10p parties of 4 or more get a free 750ml of sake
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