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Geta Sushi and Bento

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165 41st St/Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510.653.4643
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Coming Here for 5 Years Now

Its going to have a line outside of the restaurant and its very very small. There is only one table for 5 people and the rest is a bar (only 4 people) and about four tables of 4 people. This place has great quality sushi for cheap. Since its cheap, they don't make anything pretty or nice. They just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
GZCS
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San Francisco, California
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've heard nothing but good things about this place from my friends. Going there myself, however, was an entirely different experience. For one thing, it's a tiny, tiny restaurant. Since my friend was parking the car, they wouldn't let us be seated, which I do understand due to the size of the restaurant. When she arrived they sat us right... More 

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Thank Keelia M
San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its going to have a line outside of the restaurant and its very very small. There is only one table for 5 people and the rest is a bar (only 4 people) and about four tables of 4 people. This place has great quality sushi for cheap. Since its cheap, they don't make anything pretty or nice. They just serve... More 

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Thank GZCS
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Sushi and sashimi are consistently well above average. Good variety. Prices are among the lowest I've seen in the East Bay. That combination makes Geta unbeatable, in my opinion. Tiny place. No money wasted on decor. If you don't get there for dinner at, or right before, opening expect to stand outside. Service is okay. They are just so busy... More 

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Thank Rick B
Oakland, California
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282 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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Thank Frank E
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Todd N
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Jim M
Richmond, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Amber S
San Francisco,CA
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159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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1 Thank craig_traveler
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 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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1 Thank Garnea
Hua Hin, Thailand
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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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, Asian

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