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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about Bizen is simply amazing. The ambience, the service, and most importantly the many, many authentic Japanese dishes. Bizen is pretty legendary, so you definitely want to make a reservation even for two, and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy your meal. The...More

Thank kesrya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovers of fine Japanese cuisine will appreciate Bizen in every way. A quaint atmosphere, fresh and high quality ingredients, and skilled preparation combine to make every bite a rewarding experience. From a simple Bento Box to exquisite sushi, everything I have ever eaten here has...More

Thank CD26traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fun, relaxed and comfortable, attentive strive, and has something for everyone on the menu. Ask for a booth.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a place we want to like! It is the favorite restaurant of friends who live nearby; we wonder why. Much of the food is tasty and imaginative. The restaurant could be truly excellent with more far-reaching attention to detail. The menus, for example,...More

Thank bea0101
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was referred by a few people to check out this restaurant. And I am glad I did. The surprise was the service and quality of food. Being we are several hundred miles from the ocean it was like you were parked right outside of...More

Thank Jory O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Strong feeling of many happy & satisfied customers around us. Sushi chef knew his local customers and welcomed newcomers. We had the macrobiotic meal, shrimp and veg. Tempura, salmon & tuna sashimi. All was fresh and expertly prepared. The vegan tiramisu was a delicious discovery!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I have a hearing impairment. So, on Saturday night, my girlfriend Ann reserved a private room here, and told me to prepare myself for some pretty special sushi. When we arrived, there was a mix-up. Our party was not marked for that private room. We...More

Thank Charles Z
Reviewed 28 August 2017

we worried when we saw how busy the restaurant was, but the appetizers came out fairly quickly: we had edamame, tempura and spring rolls. they were all excellent, especially the tempura. the restaurant was packed, so there was quite a wait for the sushi, but...More

Thank ritabee27
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a gem and a new favorite. The grilled, melt-in-your-mouth fish came with perfectly done rice, an assortment of beautiful, tasty veggies (some of which we didn't recognize and that is RARE), perfect sauce. The sushi was good too, but we ordered non-fishy rolls...More

Thank LaraChick2015
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Came here for lunch and service was way disappointing... needs to be able to handle a lunch crowd . Food was ok, but the waiter said couldn't take simple request, like paying extra for chicken with udon instead of veggies! Rolls were just ok. Sorry,...More

Thank Neil B
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for making the effort to write a review

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Gail M
19 August 2017|
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Response from bizensushi | Property representative |
Safety of Children and accommodating children are our first priority at Bizen. Seating arrangements are carefully made and we try to expedite the serving of children by offering rice or eda mame or such for their immediate... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
  • E-mail
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Extensive selection of grilled fish, salads and tempura, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options, Dairy Free and Sugar Free Desserts, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery of Ceramicist Michael Marcus
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