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“Good food and expensive!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amakara

Amakara
7222 Regional St, Dublin, CA
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Ranked #2 of 142 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
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174 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good food and expensive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very popular and crowded restaurant in Dublin. About a 30 minute wait to get our table. We shared a mixed sushi appetizer, then I had the Seafood Tempura. It was all very good and a fun dining experience. David, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, patient, and humorous with our table. Not a cheap restaurant, but you you get what you pay for. One complaint, the main course came out before the appetizer. The reason was the sushi portion of the kitchen was overwhelmed and slightly behind. That should be addressed. Otherwise a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

For starters we got grilled edamame (very good!) and grilled oysters (decent).
But then... Saba Shioyaki (grilled mackerel) was very mediocre and no presentation at all - just a pile of dry rice and a piece of fish. Dragon roll was even worse! Again - rice was dry and all together no taste. If not for edamame I would rate it 1 dot.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, California
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Sashimi Salad, Hamachi Kama, Grilled Beef and Eggplant, Scallops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Amakara has always been my favorite restaurant, period, in the Bay Area since it opened. Though most people rave about the sushi, sashimi, edamame, etc., my favorite choices, in addition to the various sushi rolls, include the Sashimi Salad ( a must order every time), the Hamachi Kama, the grilled beef and eggplant (though slightly on the salty side), and any sushi that include scallops.

Over the several years, the quality has been maintained and the prices have held steadily. Prices are not high if one considers the quantity and the excellent quality.

Service is good even with the large crowds. Coming here before 6pm is a must if you do not want to wait for a table.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food but pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

This place is very pricey but sushi is good. Tried the spicey salmon spider roll which was good, and the Klondike roll which was ok but came out to $30. It's best to get there 5 minutes before they open since it gets very crowded. Nice decor.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Becoming a victim of its own success?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is still the best sushi place around, however it appears that the quality of the sushi has gone down a bit as well as the unagi. With that said, they are still the most innovative and great place around this area. I love their ramen and garden salad (the dressing is delicious). Their rolls are always creative and fun and just hope the quality of the sushi will return to its glory days soon.

Visited May 2013
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