I remember going to Dash when it was right across from the movie theater. Now it sits in core downtown San Mateo offering an upgraded dining experience with its larger space. My friends and I stopped by to check out all the changes. There’s much more room now and houses a larger sushi bar space for those who want to chat up the chefs. But if you want table service, there’s plenty of room for that.
If you happen to find George behind the counter (not pictured), you’re up for a treat. He’s the mastermind behind this place. And he’ll keep the omakase interesting for you, especially if you let him know. A great guy who will make sure you get the best of what the restaurant can offer. That includes the alcohol which was stocked proudly opposite the sushi bar. It’s like you’re surrounded by bars. fine by me. I’m ordering from both.
Dash does paint itself as a place for izakaya, but I know it more for its sushi offering. We went with the 10 piece omakase for $45 USD. You may notice I’ve only got pictures for the first five. Somehow I totally forgot to take pictures of the second half. I blame the sake! My bad regardless. To make up for it, I hope you enjoy the photos of all the add ons we got. And that’s the great feature here. The omakase is quite affordable (they even have a 5 piece set) for high-quality sushi flown in from Japan. That leaves you with room in your wallet to try out other things. Which is of course what we did.
Overall, a great dinner and it’s a place I will revisit often. Maybe one day a non-sushi visit? Hmm… maybe not.
204 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
+1 (650) 340-1508
Verdict: This is fast becoming the neighborhood sushi spot that’s worth a visit.