Dozo Izakaya

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Japanese Izakaya Restaurant in Foster City, California
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my family here and they really loved it! Ordered a bunch of small plates and kept ordering more because they were so good! We all really loved the Las Vegas rolls! Also tried the Tsukemen and enjoyed it too - the extra broth made it perfect. Will definitely come back soon!

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Megan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for sashimi or nigiri, this is the place to go. The quality and selection of fish is amazing. The servers are very helpful.

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vipRosalieB
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in Dozo Izakaya and LOVED it!!! Will definitely go back again.

CE
ChrisE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Salmon Tartare was AMAZING!
Great soft shell crab.
Huge Las Vegas Roll, quite good and quite filling.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious sushi!

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Romo351
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but small servings!

RP
ReasonablePerson
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. Had mainly nigiri and the fish was very fresh. The miso soup was tasty. This is a solid pace for a sushi dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great selection and friendly staff

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Zhouster
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service was good, and they really admirably with our large group. Food was good and everyone enjoyed it!

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vipNick
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Their sushi quality has gone way down hill. It's Sunday and the fish is not fresh today. It is dry, it is a little bit chewy in texture and it has no taste. Very bad.

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SherryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the rare restaurants where you can have a conversation and hear each other----very nice ambiance! The fish was excellent---very fresh and tender.

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HopeT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Well, we should have listened to some of the other reviews and I wish I would have said something in person. You must check your bill. Also, if they bring you something you don't order, send it back. DUH! I like the food, it was just the service that gives this poor review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hosted an 8 person wine dinner in their private room. Had a wonderful Omakase meal and the chef went all out!

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LoriY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Top quality like in Tokyo. Sushi quality is one of the best in the Bay Area at great value. In the city you’d pay double the price.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Service was a little off - didn't get our own orders always in a timely manner, had several dishes that weren't ours placed on our table, servers would drop off skewers having no clue what was on the skewer. The people were nice, so the score is still good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s good place for Japanese dinner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good as always and the staff ready to please. Besides this is the only place in Foster City that I called restaurant. Others are just hamburgers joints...

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vipPrincess
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was so fresh and delicious...the service was outstanding and so was the food - will absolutely go back again!! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice find in San Mateo / Foster City Area. Clean, stylish, tasty food, moderately priced, friendly staff. We’ll go back. Thank you!

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Leoski
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a nice dinner. When the weather is good outside dining would be real nice there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly people. The grilled skewers were tender and the sashimi cuts were nice and thick, and thus flavorful.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They took the Bento Boxes out for dinner.
We are used to this, in our previous restaurant in Foster City, Tokie's, and when they opened this one we were just excited about it. But now we have to think twice to come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, fresh fish, decent pricing

DJ
vipDianneJ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet little place with super nice waitstaff. Yummy food, too!

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MelissaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has some great izakaya food and awesome service. Easy to get in and out quickly which I really appreciate.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We just had the sushi rolls. They were all pretty good but they were also pretty expensive. Good fish so makes sense.

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Erix
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Foods can be better. Everything else is good. A nice clean beautiful restaurant.

MR
vipMikeR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our most favorite places to have dinner. The owners are very hospitable. We always went to the city to very well known sushi restaurants, but this place has the same quality or even better. It’s a hidden gem in Foster City!

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vipAntonioV
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, very fresh!

JP
JohnP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had dinner reservations for a party of seven. When we were seated, the table was not set with enough chopsticks/napkins/plates. The service was terrible and the food portions were small and uneventful. Would not recommend this restaurant!

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vipAntonioG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was good and quick, very friendly people. food was good and price was not too expensive.

GT
vipGordonT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It was just ok...don’t think I would return thou... very nice restaurant.

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vipHelenY
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi - fresh fish, well crafted rolls. Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice staff. Good food. Maybe could use more sushi roll options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

MC
MarcC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !! One of a few sushi restaurants on peninsula that is open thru 3-4pm

KF
KellyF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Japanese restaurant.
I gave 4 points because foods from grill were cold already, and BGM was terrible old J-Pop back from 1970s or 1980s.
However, waiters and waitresses are well trained and service was quick.
I’ll come back for casual gathering.

DW
vipDavidW
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and the donburi is really tasty and well made.

KK
vipKKPulliam
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portion and quality vs. price seems pricey. Would like to see a bump up in quality and portion but drop price 15%.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent for a neighborhood restaurant. We need more of these kind in Foster City

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Dozo Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Dozo Izakaya is rated 4.3 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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