Kitcho Japanese Restaurant in San Mateo offers creative, delicious and gorgeously presented sushi and Japanese dishes in a sleek, luxurious atmosphere. Our food is an artistic blend of classic Japanese flavors and modern innovations, always made from the highest-quality ingredients.
When you enter Kitcho Japanese Restaurant, the chic lounge-like space invites you to linger. Start with a signature cocktail, sake or Japanese beer at the sushi bar, while you get to know our friendly, expert sushi chefs. Everything we serve is made to our exacting standards, so your meal is always fresh, flavorful and beautiful to look at. Our sushi and sashimi are melt-in-your-mouth tender, from butterfish to spicy scallops to sea urchin sashimi, which we serve beautifully presented in a martini glass.
We offer classic, traditional nigiri and maki, as well as fun and unusual maki rolls. Try the Kitcho Roll: hamachi tempura and homemade mango salsa rolled in soybean paper and drizzled in unagi sauce. If you’re really hungry, start off with an order of ankimo, monk fish liver with 7-spice pepper, onion and ponzu sauce, or delicate salmon and tuna tartare. Order a lychee and peach cocktail or Japanese beer to go with your meal. And be sure to save room for our signature green tea flan for dessert.
Try us during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, for half price beer and sake and 15 percent off food orders. Or come in at lunchtime for a donburi lunch special or a bento box, with generous portions at budget-friendly prices.
We are located on 2nd Avenue in downtown San Mateo. We’re open every day for lunch and dinner, with late night dining until midnight on Friday and Saturday. For a romantic date night, night out with the girls or a special family meal, Kitcho Japanese Restaurant is an elegant, enjoyable Japanese dining spot. We hope to serve you soon!