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17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
+1 413-528-4343
Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill...
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery
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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 20
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Great Barrington staple

Above average dining, and a fun vibrant atmosphere. Some of their fish dishes are superb. You cannot go wrong dining here, plus it is on Railroad street so it is right near movie theatre, live jazz and other entertainment and galleries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Mary S
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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Above average dining, and a fun vibrant atmosphere. Some of their fish dishes are superb. You cannot go wrong dining here, plus it is on Railroad street so it is right near movie theatre, live jazz and other entertainment and galleries.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I am never disappointed at Bizen! I chose to get a Bento Box. Seitan Kushi Katsu. The box comes with two skewers of panko crusted seitan and green onions, steamed daikon and broccoli with an awesome sesame sauce, a cucumber maki roll, some tempeh, Japanese pickle and some thinly sliced fresh fruit. The sauce for the Katsu is outstanding and... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were told by a shopkeeper in town that this was a great sushi restaurant. To call this place great is a definite exaggeration. The people working here were terrific. The hostess (an African American lady) was especially wonderful. The waitress was also very pleasant. Unfortunately the food was marginal at best. The edamame was over cooked. The miso soup... More 

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Hamburg,NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This sushi was outstanding! Fresh fish, no mayo, and very little rice. This restaurant features dairy free desserts that are amazing! Great quality sake and excellent attentive service! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are a sushi lover!

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this place. Such authentic cuisine. To find such quality in this area is rare, and we are lucky to have it. Could the menu please be more manageable? It's so confusingly written that I honestly avoid it from time to time because I know i'll just order the same thing, the Macro Biotic Platter and some roll, so... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A friend and I stopped by for lunch today. It wasn't crowed and we seated right away. The menu is extensive and very inspired. I ordered the chicken katsu and found it delicious. It was light and crispy and very flavorful. Our Russian waiter was a surprise and delightful. The portions were ample and the preparation and presentations were thoughtful.... More 

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Homewood, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took a sixteen hour bus ride from the Chicago to participate in a hockey tournament held at different prep schools in MA, NY and CT. After a long ride, countless hours in cold rinks, a good meal was greatly needed and anticipated. The atmosphere is nice but nothing spectacular. But the owner, whose name we forgot to get, spent... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bizen has some of the best flavors offered for cuisine in the Berkshires. Follow these guidelines for a delicious meal...Their ume scallion salad dressing should not be missed. The rolls are also tasty. I am not a fan of the oysters. I am a fan of the hijiki, agé tofu, any grilled items and lunch specials. Any maki roll whether... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

First off, our server was awesome! She took plenty of time to help show us the various menus and find just the right sake. Have to give kudos to the host as well who found us a good table and made sure we were comfortable. But the food was somewhat of a letdown. We opted for some appetizers and sushi... More 

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LI
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We opted to sit at low tables, where you take off your shoes. The food is always fresh, and delicious. The plates are easily shared, and you always end up ordering too much. The restaurant is busy and noisy, but they have many different seating areas. they offer a full bar, and plum wines and sake. For some reason the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?