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Kirala

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2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
+1 510-549-3486
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11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and myself stopped I'm for lunch. Very nice. Good sushi, good appetizer, and we tried some buckwheat noodles which we didn't like but they weren't bad just not our taste. The desert was amazing. Green tea ice cream and Japanese sweet potatoe pie. Out of this world.

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Thank Kyle H
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Get here shortly after they open at 5 pm or be prepared to wait for a table. It crowds up quickly for good reason...superb sushi and other Japanese dishes.

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Thank DJ_Shirley
Berkeley, California
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a true Japanese eatery. The food is a close as I've come to expect from having been there myself. The service and seating is American and the seating is by wait only (no reservations, you've been warned)! When we want to go, we get there at least 15 minutes before opening to guarantee we get a seat.... More 

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Thank Ryan S
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

First time being here even though I went to Cal many years ago. Be prepared for a long line, very fast and friendly service, good sushi and love the Unaju, will come back again

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Thank SFMD
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The parking was challenging and a short walk was no sweat. Remember that artound closing time they are more generous with generous portions! <(")

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Thank chasriley
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I began to frequently eat at Kirala in Berkeley more than fifteen years ago , almost since they opened and I have never had any disappointment , every food item appears well presented and its of a delicious flavor . Seating at the counter and interacting with the sushi chefs is always a source of great amusement . Without hesitation... More 

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Thank Oscar A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This has long been one of my favorite sushi restaurants and a return visit reminded me why. I came in the busy part of Friday night, but was seated at a table for two (I was alone) in less than 5 minutes. I had the grilled squid and the sushi dinner. The grilled squid was beautifully charred, with two sauces,... More 

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Thank eab405
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best Japanese restaurant for me. The quality of the fish is superlative, the service is spot on. I have eaten in . Japanese restaurants across the world and this tops them all. The team at Kirala have got it so right. Thank you!!

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Thank Chubby S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Kirala does not take reservations yet it is worth a wait to experience They have a lovely bar area and the staff is super gracious and lovely. We enjoyed an assortment of rolls, gyoza, and tempura. Everything was fantastic !!!

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Thank pclouds
Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

My daughter and I were in Berkeley for a long weekend and ate here twice. The first time we passed the restaurant at 5:25 on a Saturday night, saw a line and thought this must be good. That night we just missed the first seating, so we enjoyed edamame and drinks for bout 45 minutes as we waited in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?