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Amakara

7222 Regional St, Dublin, CA
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Ranked #2 of 134 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Pleasanton, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a bit a surprise to find such a popular place in such a sleepy street mall. With probably a half of the stores in that mall vacant Amakara clearly stands out. It is always packed and super busy. What's the secret? Basically it's the food and the feel. The put some interesting twists on the traditional rolls and they... More

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oakland, ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived in Dublin, CA to dine at a Japanese restaurant named Amakara. Being a bedroom town far away from San Francisco, we assumed this was going to be the typical quasi-Japanese restaurant with typical American style fare serving pseudo-Japanese meals. While the portions were large according to American dining expectations, we were pleasantly surprised with the first dish to... More

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San Ramon, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Right off the top, if you are looking for a quiet, smaller, more romantic place or just to have some business conversation, then you are choosing the wrong place. This restaurant is large and seems hectic on the 3 occasions we have been there. Aside from that, you will likely enjoy the wide variety of food and the way it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was in the area for a 4 day business trip. One of my coworkers recommended it. Tried it on a tues night for dinner and was shocked at how busy the restaurant was. Was able to sit at the bar without a wait. I decided to try the poke, hamachi appetizer and the scallop lemon roll. I enjoyed all three.... More

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Pleasanton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is awesome. For me, this is the best sushi place in Pleasanton. We were five in the group when we went here and ordered quite a number of different rolls to share with. I enjoyed every single bite!.... until the tab came. it was really expensive. our tab costs us almost $200 (including tip) for 5 guys with... More

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Dublin, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The sushi is the best we've had in Dublin. The fish is fresh and the sashimi salad can only be recommended. Come early on weekends otherwise you'll have to wait. The wait is worth it though

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Carmel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I absolutely love Amakara! The Spicy Sesame Seared Tuna and Lemon Salmon are so good that I rarely manage to deviate to try new Amakara Originals. Always fresh, creative and enjoyable. The good news / bad news is that it is always crazy busy which means you have to be prepared to wait but seeing how busy it is you... More

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Dublin, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this place. We have been coming here since they first opened and the quality of the food, especially the sushi has always been excellent and very fresh. We love to take people there who visit us from out of town. The only thing we wish they would do is take reservations for parties under 6. It it always... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love that place! Nothing beats Amakara if you want fresh sashimi and yummy sushi rolls. From all the sushi restaurants that I've been to Amakara has the most unique and delicious rolls. The grilled edamame is delicious! The place is always packed so be prepared to wait or try to get there a little before the lunch/ dinner rush.

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Danville, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Had heard - great food, rude staff, always busy, can't book, and expensive. Sounded like a good place to go. Tried to book - no, only if you are 6 people or more. OK, what's the wait time (7:00 pm on a Wednesday night), about 45 minutes, maybe. Does maybe mean more or less. Maybe means maybe. Rude staff; on... More

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