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17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
+1 413-528-4343
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Glad I heard about it.

Went for dinner as someone had mentioned this place. Food was very good, many vegetarian options. Food was cooked perfectly and brought to table pretty quickly. Presentation was very nicely done. We both chose non sushi items. Place was very crowded and the table was quite small. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Stacey B
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went for dinner as someone had mentioned this place. Food was very good, many vegetarian options. Food was cooked perfectly and brought to table pretty quickly. Presentation was very nicely done. We both chose non sushi items. Place was very crowded and the table was quite small. This is understandable due to this restaurant's popularity.

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Plantation, Florida
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My spouse,Granddaughter and I had a very pleasant late lunch here today.The food was exceptionally fresh,the service excellent and the prices very fair. In addition,the owner Michael, who was also the sushi chef,was extremely accommodating and super cordial with our Granddaughter. We will be bringing all of our 12 member family members back when they visit from Florida over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic vegan gluten free choices! Server was knowledgable about allergens. Always a great meal. Very grateful that I can go out to eat with family.

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Additional Information about Bizen

Address: 17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Healthy

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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 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?