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“Great value, but be prepared to wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Geta Sushi and Bento

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Geta Sushi and Bento
165 41st St/Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510.653.4643
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Ranked #157 of 1,111 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese
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San Francisco,CA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great value, but be prepared to wait”
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.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Oakland, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Dilemma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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 suppleness of a gymnast to get into the corner tables. However, the food is fresh, relatively cheap and offers a host of varied and interesting dishes over and above the usual fare.

The staff are cheerful and they are constantly filling your water glass and tea cup. If you get there early (say around 5:30ish) you may not have much of a wait but later on expect to wait at least 30-40 minutes.

It's one of those neighborhood gems you really don't want many people to find out about.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“good things come in small packages”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Sushi At An Affordable Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Geta is a faithful standby whenever I am in Oakland. You can get an order of imitation california rolls that are really good for less than $3.50 including tax.

They are always crowded, but they do have a wait list for seating you can sign up for. I always phone in my order for pick up and its usually done in 10-20 minutes.

They close between 2:30 and 5. Keep calling if the line is busy. And, don't plan to eat in if you are claustrophobic. Very small eating area.

Visited May 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“I would go back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

...if I lived in Oakland. In town for business and needed lunch but did not want any fast food so read reviews for a local eatery. The reviews of Geta do not exaggerate; the food is really really good. Only had time for a couple of rolls which were generous in size and full of fresh fish and ingredients. By far two of the best rolls I've ever eaten. Highly recommend Geta!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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