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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“hijiki” (5 reviews)
“katsu” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making the effort to write a review

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Just ate dinner with another couple and had an unforgettable meal. I have eaten Chilean sea bass many times but this entree was completely over the top in succulence and melt-in-your-mouth taste. The edamame was great as was the asparagus. Very popular but deservedly so.

Thank AEB613
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Sushi is superb. Wonderful variety of sushi choices. Sashimi and hand rolls are terrific too. Rubato bar has delicious choices. Cooked soups and entrees are fresh and delicious. One of my favorites in The Berkshires. Good family restaurant too.

Thank Madeleine F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Bizen has been around for years, and the fare has consistently been excellent. Occasionally slow service when it is packed, and a bit pricey. Elegant ambiance.

Thank amandapetertravel
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Absolutely delicious Japanese food served in a family friendly environment. Good service and beautifully presented food.

Thank LizzieT05
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Bizen in spite of mixed reviews just to see for ourselves if the restaurant is as excellent or as bad as some people say. After the visit I would definitely side with the people who wrote very positive reviews. We...More

Thank Ekaterina M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I've spent many years in Japan, and went here when it was described as an excellent Japanese restaurant. It was a quiet lunch hour, most of the staff (none of whom were Japanese) seemed to be on break. While our waitperson tried to be helpful,...More

Thank aloom3
Reviewed 7 April 2017

After being a vegan for 18 months, my first meal as a returning pescatarian was at Bizen! My “staples” are the Chilean Sea Bass, Hijiki salad with ume-scallion dressing, and the Kukicha (non-caffeinated) tea. The freshness, creativity, and impressive variety of high quality menu options...More

Thank Hem M
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went on President's Day weekend. They were totally overwhelmed and the service was poor. The waiter could not communicate well. Sake came out at room temperature. The grilled vegetarian entree came without the ginger sauce. The brown rice was mushy. Really bad experience.

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Gail M
19 August 2017|
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Response from Neil B | Reviewed this property |
Not much for them to eat here. Staff was not very accommodating for adjustments to menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
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
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery
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