Wakuriya: A Michelin star restaurant in a random strip mall

Ian Sagabaen
Jun 25, 2018 · 5 min read

Booking a reservation

You can’t book a table online. They’ll only take phone reservations, but with a catch. When you call the restaurant, you have to request the day exactly 30 days from the date you call. If I called on the midnight of June 23rd, I have to specifically ask for a table for July 23rd. But they’re also closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, so check your calendar to make sure you’re not requesting on a closed day.

The restaurant

This restaurant has an unassuming facade in a random strip mall in a small corner of San Mateo near the intersection of Highway 92 & Interstate 280.

The food

Now the reason you’re probably reading this post — let’s get to the food!

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A personal blog of a San Francisco Bay Area married couple. They discuss topics like: technology, health, traveling, photography, & Bay Area lifestyle!