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Isla Restaurant

422 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4417
+1 650-872-5008
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good60%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lumpia” (5 reviews)
“crispy pata” (3 reviews)
“halo halo” (3 reviews)
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Philippine, Asian
$$ - $$$
422 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4417
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

A bilao is a flat round-shaped rice winnower usually made from woven wood - a traditional implement in the Philippines - used in this restaurant to display all the food served to your table in a buffet style, except everything your group ordered would be...More

Thank 868riaw
Reviewed 15 April 2017

How often does a traveler from Utah get to try authentic (?) Philapeno Food? Found on TripAdvisor, and really enjoyed it. We're the only non-native, which surprised us. Good service with a good menu describing the meals. I'm not big on peanut and coconut sauces,...More

Thank rohausser
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Came here for dinner. My cousin comes here a lot so they did the ordering of food. Prices were reasonable and plenty. The best was the Squid Adobo. Nest time I'm in the area, would definitely come back!

Thank dancelovah4life
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Its the last shop before you get to the gas station, as a point of reference its right next Roma Deli and just down from Sweet Connections Ice cream shop. We got a to go order of lumpia shanghia, they gave us lots jufran banana...More

Thank garyexpat
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Based on a recommendation from a nearby business employee we ate here and were not disappointed. The food is very good. Service was friendly. I found the menu a bit confusing as I have not eaten this type of cuisine before. The server was very...More

Thank annn884
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found this restaurant which was close to our hotel on Tripadvisor. You can be pretty sure that the food is authentic when you walk in and you are pretty much the only non-natives in the restaurant.We don't have much knowledge of Filipino dining so...More

1  Thank slh1078
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great Filipino food that feels like a home cooked meal in America. I had my very first meal in this restaurant when I git to the US.

Thank ThadzEngaling
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good and inexpensive. Unlimited rice too. Will definitely go back if we're in the area again. They're relocating soon to a bigger space down the same street. Hope their prices won't go up. :)

Thank anonymous825
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We are visiting the Bay Area and a college friend recommended the restaurant in Newark. It did not disappoint us! We had the pork barbecue, adobong puso ng saging (banana hearts) with pusit (squid), and a side order of crispy fish. My wife and I...More

Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming to Isla for the past two years. At first, I fell in love with it. Food was always good and it became my "to go to" for Pinoy food. Lately, food has been hit or miss. I'm disappointed that it no longer holds...More

Thank Rowena L
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18 March 2017|
Response from slh1078 | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking in the area so it shouldn't be a big issue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-872-5008
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