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Kirala

2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
+1 510-549-3486
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (58 reviews)
“unagi” (4 reviews)
“hand rolls” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
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1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 11 November 2016

kirala is a depennable place for fresh sushi and other lovely japanese food; the only problem is no reservations but at 8 pm there are tables available. the service is great and we always feel comfortable there.

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

One of the very first Japanese restaurants. Still a great choice, ultra fresh fish and family service. Usually very busy and they don't take reservations, so go early or. E patient but it is worth the wait. Prices reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank Papalotillo
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I like basic sushi (not the fancy and inventive rolls), and this place has great fish. They also have good Sake mixed drinks (for people like me who don't actually like sake that much). I recommend coming here early in the evening, even on a...More

Thank K H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
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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