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165 41st St/Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510.653.4643
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best sushi in the East Bay

Not much room to sit down here but the food is fantastic. A lot of people use take-out. The wait can be long. We tried the chef's sashimi selections as well as several rolls. All were excellent. The service was fast and friendly. Run by a Japanese family and frequented by many Japanese people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Frank E
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not much room to sit down here but the food is fantastic. A lot of people use take-out. The wait can be long. We tried the chef's sashimi selections as well as several rolls. All were excellent. The service was fast and friendly. Run by a Japanese family and frequented by many Japanese people. Fantastic selection too.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I know sushi. I lived in Japan for 8 years and travel there several times a year. Run of the mill sushi in Tokyo is about the same level as the best sushi you'll find in the US. So I am evaluating this as a US sushi restaurant. Pretty damn good. The place is a tiny hole in the wall.... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Geta Sushi is located in what used to be a very small copy store. The kitchen is where the large duplicator USED to be, and the few tables are arranged around it. Don't let this discourage you though - or the lines stretching outside. This is some of the best sushi around, at some of the best prices. All the... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

What a great find!! Found reviews online and went strictly because of all the great reviews. We got there a little after five on a Saturday and there was already a line of about 15 people. When they opened the door a couple minutes later we were lucky enough to get the last two seats at the bar. The food... More 

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San Francisco,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The food here is excellent, not jus the sudhi, bu the bentos, teriyakis and tempuras. Be prepared for a wait though. At meal times there's aline down the street. The dining room is miniscule. This place would do well in a larger space. Beware that its closed on Sundays.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The more people rave about a place, the busier it becomes and this places already ALWAYS has a line outside it! But I simply had to write about it to compliment the place. First off, it is an absolute hole in the wall! I doubt it seats twenty people. Many suburban garages are bigger and you need to have the... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food in this tiny sushi house is outstanding, the service attentive, the prices very reasonable. The wait can be long as there are only 5 tables and 3 seats at the sushi bar, but the wait is worth it.

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San Francisco, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Geta is a faithful standby whenever I am in Oakland. You can get an order of imitation california rolls that are really good for less than $3.50 including tax. They are always crowded, but they do have a wait list for seating you can sign up for. I always phone in my order for pick up and its usually done... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

...if I lived in Oakland. In town for business and needed lunch but did not want any fast food so read reviews for a local eatery. The reviews of Geta do not exaggerate; the food is really really good. Only had time for a couple of rolls which were generous in size and full of fresh fish and ingredients. By... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

A very small place that my college age daughter discovered. Waiting in line is the norm. Sign in on the clip board on window outside and wait right there for your table. The sushi comes fast and furious. At these prices order more than usual! Fill up your tummy! We noticed the asparagus sushi after we ordered - it came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 41st St/Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510.653.4643

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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