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Inspired by the artisanal ingredients and simple, rustic flavors of his native Tohoku region, chef-owner Shotaro Kamio blends the obscure with the familiar for surprisingly extraordinary tastes. Craft beer, wine and sake. Seasonal, local farm-sourced ingredients. Comfortable, casual indoor and patio garden seating. Iyasare-Berkeley... be healed.
I met friends here last night for dinner and was very impressed. Drinks were tasty and creative. Excellent sake. Veg tempura was really tasty. Seaweed salad was outstanding. Ramen noodles are not to be missed.
Japanese cuisine with Californian ingredients blend at this quaint but busy Berkeley restaurant. The small plates included a wonderful smoky eggplant with miso a delight for the senses. SAKE YAKI a
cedar plank grilled, tamari-konbu cured scottish salmon served on shimeji mushroom and baby bok...More
My friend and I had lunch on a Sunny Sunday at this restaurant. We have been to O Chame which was the previous restaurant located on this site. It was a totally different interpretation of Japanese food.
The restaurant decor is understated and calming. There...More
I went to this establishment the other rainy day without a reservation at approximately 12pm and was told that there would be an hour and a half wait. To say I was upset, would most definately be an understatement. I returned today, after making the...More
Overall, this is an excellent “fine dining” restaurant. The food is carefully “designed”...sometimes .over shadowing tasting a mouthful of food. Most dishes were flavorful and portioned appropriately. The only dish that did not get executed to its known high standards was the bacon wrapped mocha....The...More
Great spot in Berkeley for tasty Japanese cuisine. We shared one Sendai miso ramen with an ajitama egg. The broth was delicious and the noodles were cooked to perfection. The ramen dish is plenty for two. We also shared a kakiage with tiger shrimp. It...More
I had lunch with a friend in the beautiful Berkeley sunshine in the Iyasare terrace. Both of us have lived in Japan and were immediately excited by the menu. The choices are distinctly Californian but wonderful. The Miso was very good. Salads exceptional and the...More
Can't say enough good things about this restaurant (my first visit). Loved the ambiance of warm dark wood, relatively quiet, service was excellent, very helpful and we got a lot of great advice. Not an inexpensive meal but the quality of the ingredients and the...More
On Monday nights, this place serves its lunch menu - hence, dinner for the price of lunch. We booked for 5:30 p.m. when the restaurant opens. As opening time approached, a line started to form. Those without reservations were turned away.
We ordered several items...More
We had a really tasty lunch under the gas heaters on the patio. It was great to be able to sit on a cool day. For the first time we tried the Kakiage with Shrimp, it was crispy and delicious. If on the menu be...More