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17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
+1 413-528-4343
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are always suspect of sushi not near the shore. In this case our suspicions were not well founded at all. Everything we chose was very good. There was ample choice for veggies. The service was very good, in fact one of our orders was late in coming and the waiter offered to just strike it off the bill. we... More 

Thank I8701FVmichaelr
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear I8701FVmichaelr Much appreciation for your kind review in Trip Advisor. Yes it is strange how it seems counter intuitive that Bizen could have high quality sashimi and other fish dishes so far from the shore yet the reason this has come to pass is based on the fact that most fish companies can now ship anywhere in the world... More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although they messed up our reservation (wrong number of people, wrong time!), they managed to find a table for our group of four adults and three kids. We've been here many times. The food is always outstanding ... from sushi and sashimi to soups, salads, dumplings, and katsu. You can't go wrong. Service is great too. Just book ahead of... More 

Thank gold2929
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear gold2929 Please accept my apologies for errors in your reservation which I will address immediately. I do know that sometimes we have duplicate names with different reservations so mistakes can happen but I am really glad that we were able to accommodate you and offer you a delicious meal. Thanks again for your understanding and kind review of our... More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just came about this place accidentally. Excellent lunch menu. Food served quickly and perfectly prepared. Had a sashimi salad with avocado. Would order it again.

Thank foodlover08
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear foodlover08 Thank you for your kind review of Bizen If you enjoyed our lunch menu please come back and try our dinner menu as well. It is varied, diverse and full of options. We have four distinct kitchens at Bizen: Our sushi bar which serves sashimi, sushi and specialty rolls; our kitchen which offers salads, tempura, noodles and grilled... More 

western Mass
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Best sushi and sashimi I know. I always make a point of going to Bizen when in the area. This time I was with a friend who has been there with me before and is very familiar with Japanese food. She and I were ordering lots of nigiri and sashimi, but we were with two others with no Japanese food... More 

Thank li1wing
Southern Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Service and food were both very good. Tried some sushi and had dinners. It was crowded when we were there, so it was somewhat noisy and bustling.

Thank Zetabunny
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Zeta Bunny Thank you very much for your kind review. Please let me know when you come to Bizen on your next trip so I may personally thank for for the time you took to share your experience of Bizen. Cordially Michael Owner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This was a very odd place. From the moment we walked it we felt we were not welcomed, or that we were imposing on the staff. Odd looks and no greetings from the host of sushi chefs. They greeted others. We were dressed nicely and acted polite so it was not us. The food. The sushi was bland and uninteresting.... More 

Thank MattMcG81
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear MattMcG81 Wow....Wow.. I can only express my dismay at your experience and shake my head in disbelief at the magnitude of the disconnect between what you experienced and what our restaurant actually is. However what you actually experienced:the unwelcoming faces, sense of imposition, odd looks is actually something that in our short 20 year history we have never been... More 

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We live in the Berkshires and love Bizen. Top quality fish and a superb selection of special rolls and bento boxes (lunch). If you are 6 or less, make a reservation for one of their large booths (you have to remove your shoes).

Thank nangold
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

From studying the reviews before our visit to Bizen, I concluded that the best experience would probably be in the omakase or in the raw fish selection, prepared to snag bar seats near the chef Michael, and didn't expect overly attentive service. However, we ended up receiving very attentive and friendly service (when it was not crowded in April). We... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

2 years ago was our very first visit to this fine establishment- My 6 year old son at that time was blown away by the sushi selection but we were only there for a lunch. The very next night he pleading for me to drive back! That evening we had a lovely quiet dinner. It has become his very favorite... More 

Thank Lisa B
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Lisa B Thank you for your kind review of Bizen. I remember meeting you both the evening you described and I want to tell you how happy I felt being able to offer your son a home-made, non-dairy organic dessert made by our master pastry chef. The sense of validation that comes from being able to offer our community... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Every month I return to Stockbridge for work I come to Great Barrington for Bizen almost every time. Service is good. And food is always exquisite I live in Sonoma County and we have the best food in the country!! Thanks Bizen

Thank Tiffany Hasna W
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany. Thank you for your kind review of Bizen. It means so much to me personally and even more to our hard working staff who work anonymously most of the time unless someone like you takes the time from their busy schedule to acknowledge their efforts. California, Sonoma County, Wine Country are geographically at the highest level of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230‎
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery

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