An Atlantan in NorCal, Part 6: Sushi Sushi Sushi!

Furagu Sushi: San Mateo, CA

Who can come to a state where half of it is coastline and not eat sushi!? We made sushi our post-race meal after completing the SF Rock-n-Roll Half-marathon, and it was the best decision ever.  Protein, carbs, and cleanliness – you can’t ask for a better post race meal than that!  I had to get my nigiri in as well as some more ramen.  For some reason I was craving tempura as well so the following was my massive consumption to make up for all the calories lost during my 13.1 mile race:

  • sashimi plate, chef’s choice
    • salmon
    • yellowtail
    • tuna
  • tamago nigiri
  • tempura ramen

Sashimi Plate


  • super fresh cuts of fish: I am not surprised since this is California
  • generous cuts: medium to thick cuts, not too thin
  • salmon was insanely melt-in-your-mouth delicious


  • tuna could have been a bit more melt-in-your-mouth

Furagu Sushi - yellowtail

Furagu Sushi - tuna

Furagu Sushi - select sashimi

Furagu Sushi - salmon

Tamago Nigiri


  • decent for the price
  • average compared to most other restaurants in regards to thickness
  • not overcooked


  • personally I’d prefer a slightly thicker cut.  Eggs aren’t expensive and neither is soy sauce, mirin, or bonito stock.

Furagu Sushi - tamago

Tempura Ramen: the one thing I liked about this was that the tempura was served separately from the ramen and soup.  This kept the tempura crispy until you were ready to eat it.  What I didn’t get though was that it was served with tempura dipping sauce.  Was I supposed to put the tempura in the soup like tempura udon or eat it separately?


  • very good assortment of tempura: not skimpy
  • came out hot and crispy, not soggy
  • ramen soup was very flavorful, I believe it was a basic tonkatsu broth and not a vegetarian broth but I could be mistaken


  • slightly more “toppings” for the ramen instead of just spinach.  An Egg or bamboo would be great, or even two slices of kamaboko fishcake slices.

Furagu Sushi - tempura ramen

It’s definitely a great place to just get some good solid Japanese sushi and/or Japanese food.  The staff was fantastic: I actually left my phone on the table, and they kept it behind their counter when I called them to pick it up.  Most restaurants wouldn’t have kept it, at least not the majority of Korean ones here in Atlanta.  One had even chucked a water bottle and refused to go look for it in the kitchen even though we were only there about thirty minutes ago.  This was top-notch customer service in my opinion.  I’d totally come here again.  In summary:

  • sashimi plate, chef’s choice: ***.85 (3.85 stars)
  • tamago nigiri: ***.65 (3.65 stars)
  • tempura ramen: ***.75 (3.75 stars)

You can find them here:

116 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Let me know what you think!
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This entry was published on April 16, 2016 at 19:32. It’s filed under Japanese, North America, ramen, restaurants, series, sushi, The Traveller, USA and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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