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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sashimi” (16 reviews)
“hijiki” (5 reviews)
“omakase” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An atmosphere of "they think they are cool" not impressed at all and food is very average at best. Only because a small town they get away with it, in any other area they would not last long at all.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We had a very good sushi dinner. The sashimi was very fresh and generous in its size...very tasty too. There is a large variety of rolls to choose from with very clever names. We had 5 different ones and liked all but one. The miso...More

Thank Dollface23
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I used to love this restaurant and was very disappointed. I felt that it was not very clean- the lettuce in my salad was not fresh and the scallion dressing was not as good as before. My grandson ordered chicken and his dish came and...More

1  Thank Franny A
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I had a very kind waitress. The weather was zero degrees and my car wouldn't start. So I walked over for some miso soup. The waitress was very pleasant and the food was very good. I highly recommend.

Thank yogameetsdance
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We spent the afternoon of the day after Thanksgiving in Great Barrington, and were perhaps a bit surprised that many people did the same. Most of the restaurants were packed, even for late lunch, with long wait times. We wandered into Bizen because there was...More

Thank Marielena66
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear Marielena66 Thank you very much for taking time to write such an appreciative review especially since there were some glitches in your experience at Bizen and everything you reported will be carefully discussed. I think what you said in your opening was very important...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 2 October 2017

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
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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
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Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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