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Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal, Burlingame, CA
Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal, Burlingame, CA
Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal, Burlingame, CA
Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal, Burlingame, CA
Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal, Burlingame, CA

Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal

4.8
4.8
853 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Experience Japanese charcoal-grilled skewers, small plates, wine and beer in individual glass-divided rooms with sunken Japanese tables. We strive to source our ingredients locally.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 348-9388
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    May Chan: (650) 348-9388
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Cross street
    Broadway Ave
  • Parking details
    -On-site parking lot<br />-Metered street parking along California Dr. and Broadway Ave<br />-Metered parking lot on Chula Vista Ave (between Broadway Ave and Carmelita Ave)
  • Public transit
    Caltrain (weekends only): We are located right across from the Broadway Station<br />Sam Trans: 292 stops right in front of the small shopping plaza where we are located
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 853 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Innovative

853 Reviews
  1. DavidY

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food! Definitely going back when in town next

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  2. JornD

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Yakitori. Although the wait staff was excellent, the restaurant seemed understaffed. Despite having a reservation, we waited about 45 minutes to get seated with no front desk staff in sight for extended periods. The dinner made it worth the wait though.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Consistent yummy food and great service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mokutanya has been my favorite place for yakitori even after trying different izakaya spots in Japan and in the US. We went early so it was quieter than usually. Our servers were attentive and the food was excellent!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You have your own area of dining separated by glass wall. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Manager Mei ( May ) particularly attentive we like her very much. Even it is a Japanese type BBQ restaurant the kitchen is separated on one side you won’t get smelly after eating there. We went there twice just to make sure they are consistent. The only thing I may complain is just the parking sometime it’s hard to find parking.

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  6. Papy

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a very unique yakatori restaurant with good food and very attentive staff. However, they need to expand their wine list. It consists of only 8 wines with two costing $800 and one $140. The other 5 are either $45 or $50. We will return.

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  7. fjlind3rd

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Unique experience. Loved the bacon mochi.

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  8. Matt

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was initially a bit concerned about the seating (must have missed that when booking) but luckily it's sunken, not sitting on the floor. Do recommend going earlier to take advantage of things like the black cod belly as they run out quickly. Very unique place to go, and a great way to order a number of things and share with everyone.

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  9. LisaF

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Semi private seating, dim lighting, friendly service, excellent food and drinks!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience, very delicious food and great service. We loved the attention to detail

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Ramen around!! Love there wagyu portions as well.. flavors are amazing. The staff is always so friendly and polite. Definitely a must try restaurant!!

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  12. 2myfriend

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to go to for bites and food. They have a nice selection of sake and Japanese beers too. The food is always delicious, and the service is nice. The interior design of the place feels cozy with their black and dimly lit lights. I would recommend 100%

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times for a decade and they’re still amazing in terms of food, ambiance and service. A very cute date or special occasion place.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure dining here. Delicious food and excellent service. We also love May, she’s always so welcoming and always remembers what our kids love.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They’re always very nice and the food is great. I would say it’s moderately priced. Well worth the cost!!

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  16. LauraG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience. The food is wonderful, especially the wagyu beef skewers. We also love the salmon, the chicken thighs, and the pork belly. Also, the spicy beef ramen is next level. And don't miss the desserts, both fantastic. The service is attentive and impeccable.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for a date. The booths are within glass cubicles, so they're quiet without being too private. Food is excellent, my party caught them on exotic meat night and we got some alligator skewers that were a real treat.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance were all fantastic.. Will definitely be coming back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    not charcoal and you could tell food is reheated…

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  20. Christine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our Thankgiving dinner here. Will definitely go back!

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  21. TienT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the grilled food weee delicious! The onigiri was a little too crispy and didn’t have much flavor for me, so would skip that next time. The ramen was ok too. But this isn’t their specialty so it’s quite all right with me.

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  22. dls3

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice dinner, very enjoyable. The food and service were very good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service over and beyond, it made it a very pleasant experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Japanese food I’ve ever had. Service was good too.

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  25. AdrianaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are good. They gave us free cheesecake as it was our anniversary. Recommend this place, especially if you are celebrating something.

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  26. LauraG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great personalized service, as always. The manager is amazing! The food was incredible as always. Highly recommend the wagyu beef salt and pepper skewers. Also, the spicy beef ramen is awesome. Attentive staff, but no pressure to leave. Fantastic experience every time!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience here. The semi-privacy of each table having its own glass room. The process of removing your shoes and getting down into the table. It all makes for a unique dining experience that isn’t soon forgotten. Great, varied menu! Love the small plates - allows you to try a variety of options. Service is great - not too frequent but there when you need them.

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  28. foodiebynight

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the yakitori was not seasoned well. A few were good like black cod belly and chicken with ponzu sauce; however, some of the other ones like salmon, chicken hearts, chicken skin had no flavor and the three different salts did not save them. I didn't have the ramen, but others in my party did and found it to be too salty...

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  29. Dave

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a unique dining experience with the glass enclosed private dining tables, and taking shoes off to step down. The food was amazing, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the value for the price was incredible.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great. The food is absolutely delicious. The service was great and the price was expected. It was expensive; yet, it was no surprise. The food was very high-quality. I will return to dine again, and I will recommend it to others. I would say this is a place for a great day, a great dining experience, but casual enough for most people. I do not recommend bringing children here, this is a place you go without your children so that you have a great adult experience.

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  31. Barbk

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about this restaurant. I look forward to our next visit.

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  32. ZhuanjiaG

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience both with the food and the service. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  33. JT650

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is awesome spot. The staff is awesome and always takes good care of us. During this last visit, they remembered us having my daughter's birthday party there about nine months ago. I was blown away that they remembered us! Great service, great food, and the ambiance is great! A very good value that you and your party will remember.

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  34. TedH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The private rooms are great for any occasion. They are super kids friendly and service are excellent! Food are also delicious!

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  35. ElmerJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to celebrate an occasion. We came here to celebrate a job promotion. The service is excellent and the food was all delicious. The atmosphere is very simple but beautiful.

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  36. Buzzy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience and my favorite was the purple sweet potato chips!

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  37. clairebearluvs2eat

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was great for a private party. The seating is in separate rooms which I loved. It feels very intimate. The food and seasonings were delicious! I will be back for sure!!! Thank you all for everything!!

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  38. dwf1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is really a lovely gem of a restaurant. Very intimate setting for traditional Japanese barbecue and ramen. The food was outstanding, very friendly and attentive service. I really enjoyed the bacon wrapped mochi, the barbecued lamb, but everything was really delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not good yakitori. Mediocre at best. These words are for min character count.

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  40. SouthcityCA

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with delicious food. Great atmosphere and appearance. Various table sizes for your group. You have a diverse menu to select from. Tapas, ramen, and skewers. Numerous bottle sake choices to compliment your meal. Parking can be an issue in this crowded strip mall. Hits were the unagi skewer, and the Wagyu (sweet) skewer. Orders are one skewer per order.

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FAQs

Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 348-9388.

Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal is rated 4.8 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal

1155 California Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    -On-site parking lot<br />-Metered street parking along California Dr. and Broadway Ave<br />-Metered parking lot on Chula Vista Ave (between Broadway Ave and Carmelita Ave)
  • Public transit
    Caltrain (weekends only): We are located right across from the Broadway StationSam Trans: 292 stops right in front of the small shopping plaza where we are located
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 348-9388
  • Private party contact
    May Chan: (650) 348-9388
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