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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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New Jersey
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bizen in Great Barrington, MA offers a wide array of Japanese cuisine served from its summer specials, sushi bar, Robata charcoal grill and Kaiseki menus. Our B&B hostess recommended Bizen and made reservations on a busy weekend in the Berkshires. We were seated near the sushi bar in a dining room that is in need of fresh paint and more... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at Bizen since they opened. Tonite we had another wonderful dinner. Salad to start, greens very fresh. We ordered an Omikaze platter. The fish was fresh and flavorful, with large generous pieces of sashimi. It also came with sushi and an interesting roll. Service was attentive. We had a leisurely dinner, enjoying every bite. If you... More 

Thank joyceg527
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Joyceg527 I want to personally thank you for your kind review that validates all the hard work my staff does to make your meal special and memorable. Thank you also for recognizing the generosity and quality that we strive to maintain every day. A restaurant like Bizen can only exist from year to year because of the support of... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Bizen last year and enjoyed our food. The restaurant was busy that night and packed with people, but the sushi was unique and tasty, so we planned to take our daughter this year on her day off from working at a camp. Since our visit last year, I was diagnosed and needed to go completely... More 

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bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Jill S. I am not writing this response to win you back or make excuses about what happened when you tried to dine with us this Summer. All I can say to you is a big 'I'm sorry' for the total disconnect and miserable experience you had at Bizen. As the owner I take every single guest we have... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Bizen a number of times over the years, but this was the first visit with our 8 year old daughter. We reserved one of the Japanese style booths because we knew she would like that. On arrival, we were told that they forgot to reserve the booth for us but there was one table. We asked if... More 

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

Dear scrapplefromtheapple Like your handle, Charlie Parker, I can only compare this disconnect to a great musician being out of sync with his band. I can understand your frustration with not getting your desired table especially trying to please your daughter with our authentic Japanese design, but to deride our cuisine as mediocre as a dis to Bizen is just... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Service and the value of what you get can't be beat . I had scallops expecting 5 scallops as is common today but when my dish came there where 10 large scallops that were cooked to perfection . .

Thank Brooklyn4boy
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happen to have been here for dinner one night and bonus, Chris Noth from Sex and the City dropped in for take out. He had been cited in elsewhere as well. The food is good. Portion size is great. Quality is high and the surroundings are intimate. It's worth going if you have a hankering for Japanese.

Thank Howard F
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 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 

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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, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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 St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
  • 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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