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Geta Sushi and Bento

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165 41st St, Oakland, CA 94611-5206
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My friends had sushi, which they said was excellent -- OI had teriyaki,m which was also very good. A local friend recommended the place and he did not hear us wrong.

Thank David S
Oakland, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I am an avid traveler, and this spot hits close to the great sushi spots I visit when I'm in Japan. Ask for the grilled octopus, it isn't always on the menu. The sashimi is great, service is quick and the beer is cold. It is super small inside, true to Japanese eateries. Write your name on the wait list... More 

Thank S S
Antioch, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Friend took me here for lunch twice. First this is a small spot and you can't be afraid to share with others. If you get there just before noon you will get a table reasonably soon. The nigiri is fresh daily and full of flavor. Service is quick!

Thank Abjamesjd
Oakland, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

I've heard nothing but good things about this place from my friends. Going there myself, however, was an entirely different experience. For one thing, it's a tiny, tiny restaurant. Since my friend was parking the car, they wouldn't let us be seated, which I do understand due to the size of the restaurant. When she arrived they sat us right... More 

Thank Keelia M
San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Its going to have a line outside of the restaurant and its very very small. There is only one table for 5 people and the rest is a bar (only 4 people) and about four tables of 4 people. This place has great quality sushi for cheap. Since its cheap, they don't make anything pretty or nice. They just serve... More 

Thank GZCS
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Sushi and sashimi are consistently well above average. Good variety. Prices are among the lowest I've seen in the East Bay. That combination makes Geta unbeatable, in my opinion. Tiny place. No money wasted on decor. If you don't get there for dinner at, or right before, opening expect to stand outside. Service is okay. They are just so busy... More 

Thank Rick B
Oakland, California
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290 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not much room to sit down here but the food is fantastic. A lot of people use take-out. The wait can be long. We tried the chef's sashimi selections as well as several rolls. All were excellent. The service was fast and friendly. Run by a Japanese family and frequented by many Japanese people. Fantastic selection too.

Thank Frank E
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

I know sushi. I lived in Japan for 8 years and travel there several times a year. Run of the mill sushi in Tokyo is about the same level as the best sushi you'll find in the US. So I am evaluating this as a US sushi restaurant. Pretty damn good. The place is a tiny hole in the wall.... More 

1 Thank Todd N
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Geta Sushi is located in what used to be a very small copy store. The kitchen is where the large duplicator USED to be, and the few tables are arranged around it. Don't let this discourage you though - or the lines stretching outside. This is some of the best sushi around, at some of the best prices. All the... More 

Thank Jim M
Richmond, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

What a great find!! Found reviews online and went strictly because of all the great reviews. We got there a little after five on a Saturday and there was already a line of about 15 people. When they opened the door a couple minutes later we were lucky enough to get the last two seats at the bar. The food... More 

1 Thank Amber S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 41st St, Oakland, CA 94611-5206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510.653.4643

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