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Kirala

2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
+1 510-549-3486
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (59 reviews)
“edamame” (4 reviews)
“unagi” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice options on menu here at reasonable prices. Our group sampled various dishes including sushi and entrees which were all well prepared and good. Service was satisfactory. It can get crowded here and while there is a bar area to wait for your table, it...More

Thank Skierz
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I had a great time w family and this place is busy!!! We had great service. The hot robata vegetables were very good!!! The spinach and seaweed salads good and light - small portion also. I thought some of the fish were excellent and others...More

Thank katravler
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I won't lie. When my Lyft driver dropped me off here, he laughed and I though: oh, shoot, what have I done? Fear not. This restaurant doesn't have atmosphere because it doesn't *need* atmosphere. It's small, cramped and noisy and no one cares. Because the...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Since Kirala is so good and so many people know of its reputation that standing in line for a table seems like a necessary requisite with every visit. The sushi is exquisitely prepared but it is the grilled meats and fish that take top honors....More

1  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

There was a long line but it is worth the wait. We had fried soft shell crab, hamachi sashimi, tofu & veggies stir fry noodle, seafood sashimi salad and BBQ chicken pepper. The busy crowded small place filled with decent service and great food. You...More

Thank Chia Li C
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Got a bunch of dishes to go. Much of the menu cannot be made to go - but the sushi and miso can. Looking forward to a return. Nice to sit at the bar and have a signature cocktail while waiting for food.

Thank GaryHauler
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Kirala is my go to Japanese Sushi restaurant in Berkeley. I added the Sushi part because there are some Japanese places that don't focus on sushi (izakaya restaurants) The dishes that are standard to my order: Toro nigiri & robata grilled shiso chicken Pros: 1)...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I took a star off for every 30 minutes we waited for a table; so we waited an hour for two. The food is very good but it really isn't worth the wait. The hostess seating people sat customers that signed in after got seated...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

What a very busy cute little spot to have small Japanese tapas. Nice place to have dinner with friends and family, environment is very lively. The server is on point and attentive. Food comes out at just the right time. Definitely enjoyed it.

Thank Farrah F
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place is so good so authentic. We love eating here. Toro is top quality. Meckerel grilled is really good without being fishy. Also they dont lie about the source of fish. One customer at the bar next to me asked about the source of...More

Thank Do-Eun L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-3486
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