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632 Hemlock St, Brookings, OR 97415
541-469-7864
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beth serves up the best sushi for miles around.

I eat lunch every Thursday at Cafe Kitanishi. Beth (the chef/owner) is one of the most meticulous people I know. Her fish is always screamingly fresh and her innovative ideas can't be topped. I recently ate at Nobu, in Las Vegas, and had their salmon skin hand roll, I was surprised when I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
jsnaz
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Gold Beach, Oregon
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Gold Beach, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I eat lunch every Thursday at Cafe Kitanishi. Beth (the chef/owner) is one of the most meticulous people I know. Her fish is always screamingly fresh and her innovative ideas can't be topped. I recently ate at Nobu, in Las Vegas, and had their salmon skin hand roll, I was surprised when I found that I liked Cafe Kitanishi's version... More 

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'm so glad this restaurant has gluten free tempura. It was great and satisfying. My friends enjoyed their meals too! Just a great place to eat. I just wish they were open more!

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Jacksonville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After recent meals in many of Brookings' restaruants we were very pleased to finally find a place where we felt the food was truly exceptional. It is only open for limited hours so check before you go there. This is a very small restuarant with a friendly staff and great food.

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Crescent City, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My Okinawan wife along with her Japanese friends all seem to agree that Café Kitanishi has the best Japanese food in the area. The food and service is good and the prices are fair.

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Brookings, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The only Japanese Restaurant in Town. A nice atmosphere, lovely traditional food. Great desserts. A nice place for lunch on a rainy day. Peaceful and calm environment. reat Tempura, good Sushi. $$$

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Brookings, Oregon
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food was tasty and presented well. We often buy two entrees and share among three of us. Prices are not unreasonable, but not a "value" meal either... The down side to Cafe Kitanishi are don't plan on getting in and out in a hurry... the service is frequently rather slow... but if you want a leisurely meal, without a... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Although the sushi was awesome (got a Rainbow Roll and a Samurai Roll) the wait time was a bit atrocious since there was no one else in front of us and we waited 45 minutes. But the food was worth the wait! And the Irish cream cheesecake is to die for.

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New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came to this restaurant with a group of 8. Actually, we were 6 at 8p and waited until 8:30p for our other 2 to show up and no one minded the wait! We ordered edamame (both plain and spicy... Go with the spicy!) and veggie tempura (outstanding). We brought our own wine but ordered their beer (great combo). I... More 

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Tried this restaurant trying to find sushi, do not waste your time. The waitress (we presume) was the owner and she acted like we were keeping her away from her job by being there. Was completely put off by her attitude. Also the sushi had a fishy smell and an off taste. We have had our fair share of sushi... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Off the beaten path. Small and cozy. Open for limited hours and on certain days. So plan ahead. Sushi and sashimi to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 632 Hemlock St, Brookings, OR 97415
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Brookings
  • Phone Number: 541-469-7864

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?