Tuesday, March 6, 2018

>> Yu-Raku 遊楽 San Mateo, CA



「辛すぎない?」って聞かれましたが、通常の範囲でいちばん辛いあたり。辛いのをヒーヒー耐えて食べるほどには辛くなく、これ食べておなかの塩梅が... とかも起こしません。絶妙の辛さに、肉味噌のうまみやとんこつスープが最高です。いっつもスープまで綺麗さっぱり残さずいただいて帰るので、喜ばれて...いると思いたいです。


この肉味噌、仕込みに手間や時間がかかるらしいのですが... ときどき登場の限定品ではなく定番に加えて欲しいです。

Yu Raku 遊楽
Address: 104 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (650) 558-8239
  Mon.:        11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM (Closed on 2nd & 4th Mon.)
  Tue.:         Closed
  Wed.-Thu.: 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM
  Fri.-Sat.:     11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–10PM
  Sun.:          11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9PM


  1. obaKoba-sann,

    The cuisine looks accurately like what we would have from usual Chinese shops in Japan, which we name it Chuka-Ryori in Japanese.
    If non-Asian people are attempting to get established Chinese cuisine, they would be frustrated, on the other hand if they have taken pleasure in consuming Japanese-fashion Chinese food in Japan, hence the restaurant is a precious one.

    Are all the guests of the restaurant Japanese ?
    Do they have choice of shoyu, miso and shio for Ramen ?
    Do they also offer side dishes besides Ramen ?

    Yu-Raku’s regular menu should be pretty good, so if I make it to San Mateo, I will have to give a try…after two visits to Gary Danko (lol).

    best denki

    1. Best Denki sensei,

      If you have Android phone and ask “Okay Google, find a Chinese restaurant.” in San Mateo, then your cellphone will be exploding with a hell fire. There are hundreds of Chinese restaurants in San Mateo and thousands of more in SF Bay Area . (LOL)
      However, as you described, Japanese-style Chinese restaurant is only Yu-raku.

      Then, if I try answering your questions seriously with my best knowledge...

      When they opened, vast majority of guests are Japanese. But these days, people found their unique dishes, Japanese customers are less than 40%, I would expect.

      They have shoyu, miso, tonkotsu, tantan and probably shio. They also have ankake ramen (Yu-raku ramen) and gomoku soba, if they didn’t streamline their menu lineups.

      Side dishes are weekdays only and the varieties are: half chahan, gyoza, karaage, etc. (sorry I don’t remember the whole thing. I always ask chahan or karaage...)

      Moreover, they have Daily Special. My favorite daily special is “gyu don.” Yes! Chef Sakae-san makes super delicious gyudon at his Chinese restaurant!!