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Kirala

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2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-3486
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wanted some sushi

This not my first visit. Every time I come to visit my brother we go to this place. I don't much to say since I'm a returning costumer. I love it I think it is a great quality/price sushi. Nice people over there and I will come back next time I'm around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
mose105
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Rome, Italy
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  • Large groups
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English first
Rome, Italy
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This not my first visit. Every time I come to visit my brother we go to this place. I don't much to say since I'm a returning costumer. I love it I think it is a great quality/price sushi. Nice people over there and I will come back next time I'm around.

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Kensington, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you're in town and want authentic Japanese food awesome lunch specials for under $15.00, Unon and Soba dishes for about the same. Dinner is a complete menu with many fresh delicacies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the food was good, you have to wait for a while to be seated and there is not enough space inside so you have to wait outside. service was good.

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Sarasota, Florida
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Off the beaten path and in a warehouse looking building, this restaurant was a bit off our path as we returned from a day in Wine Country. We got there right before it opened at 5:30 and there was already a line to get in. Within 10 minutes, the place was packed. The food and sushi were outstanding. The seafood... More 

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a rather busy restaurant on a relatively quiet street near UC Berkeley campus. They don't take reservation so the only way is to wait in line or come very late. Recent times I was lucky enough to get seats right away. The menu leans towards Japanese comfort foods with an extended robata (grilled skewer) and saka (Japanese rice... More 

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Kensington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Eat here quite often and never disappointed. The daily specials are a great value. Most of all everything is FRESH!

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Try to get there before noon if going for lunch. This place fills up and has a lot of regulars (many Japanese), who come very often. We shared the deluxe sashimi dish, and the batter fried seafood combination dish : oyster, shrimp, and calamari. Comes with a bowl of miso soup, rice, and an excellent green tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We prefer Kirala's robata (grilled) dishes than the sushi although their sushi is better than average. Maybe because we can make sushi at home with fresh wild sushi grade fish, but grilling is an art that we can never master like Kirala. Their grilled squids and corns are always fresh and sweet. The grilled chicken sometimes turned out very good,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had to wait for our table as they do not accept reservations, but it was definitely worth it. Although the restaurant is relatively large and busy, the food and device do not suffer. They have a remarkable selection of sushi, but alas they were out of a few items on the night. We ordered a carte and everything was... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I tried to eat here without a reservation, but the wait was ridiculous so we went someplace else and then returned a few evenings later with a reservation in place. It was worth the wait. Great food, relaxed, but attentive service and a nice vibe. Don't miss this, but don't attempt it without a reservation or be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 549-3486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?