A True Japanese Sushi Experience

Ever since R visited Japan, he has been talking non-stop about the sushi he had over there. Apparently the sushi that we are used to, love and savor isn’t what real Japanese sushi is.


As R & I are always up to trying new restaurants,I did some research and found out that there is a little boutique Japanese restaurant in the heart of San Mateo that serves real sushi (or at least as close as it can be ), called Dash Japanese Sushi and Tapas.

Before entering Dash, a sign on the door states clearly that they don’t serve “Americanized” sushi rolls. It is small & cozy restaurant, with dimmed lights, perfect for a date with a special person that you clearly want to impress.


We started our meal of with a seaweed salad and then moved to more exotic and sophisticated pieces. We started with white fish wrapped with pears and dipped in a special sauce, then moved to the Nigiri selection.


All the sushi pieces that are served come already dipped in soy sauce and a small amount of wasabi spread between the rice and its other components. Every bite burst with flavors while the fish melts like butter in your mouth. It was different than what I am used to and I loved it!



It was definitely a new and enjoyable experience for me. I can’t say that I left full as the portions are very small and quite pricy for the value. But I really urge you to go visit it, it will change your view on sushi. You can go on yelp and get 10$ for a 20$ value. Check it out : Yelp Deal

I hope one day I’ll have the chance to visit Japan and try the sushi there. It will be a dream come true. Who knows…

Let me know your weirdest sushi experience because this was definitely mine.

Dash Japanese Tapas and Sushi

220 Main St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 650-340-1508 




  1. December 20, 2014 / 8:18 am

    i’ve always wanted to try sushi

    • December 20, 2014 / 10:09 am

      Ohh you definitely should! But be sure hour first try is at a decent restaurant. If the sushi is bad it will ruin it for you. (like what happened the the first time)

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