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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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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2015

This sushi was outstanding! Fresh fish, no mayo, and very little rice. This restaurant features dairy free desserts that are amazing! Great quality sake and excellent attentive service! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are a sushi lover!

Thank Renee W
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love this place. Such authentic cuisine. To find such quality in this area is rare, and we are lucky to have it. Could the menu please be more manageable? It's so confusingly written that I honestly avoid it from time to time because I know i'll just order the same thing, the Macro Biotic Platter and some roll, so... More 

Thank eustist
Otavalo, Ecuador
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014

A friend and I stopped by for lunch today. It wasn't crowed and we seated right away. The menu is extensive and very inspired. I ordered the chicken katsu and found it delicious. It was light and crispy and very flavorful. Our Russian waiter was a surprise and delightful. The portions were ample and the preparation and presentations were thoughtful.... More 

Thank Sisaluna
Homewood, IL
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took a sixteen hour bus ride from the Chicago to participate in a hockey tournament held at different prep schools in MA, NY and CT. After a long ride, countless hours in cold rinks, a good meal was greatly needed and anticipated. The atmosphere is nice but nothing spectacular. But the owner, whose name we forgot to get, spent... More 

Thank CoachChris
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Bizen has some of the best flavors offered for cuisine in the Berkshires. Follow these guidelines for a delicious meal...Their ume scallion salad dressing should not be missed. The rolls are also tasty. I am not a fan of the oysters. I am a fan of the hijiki, agé tofu, any grilled items and lunch specials. Any maki roll whether... More 

1 Thank Tara J
Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

First off, our server was awesome! She took plenty of time to help show us the various menus and find just the right sake. Have to give kudos to the host as well who found us a good table and made sure we were comfortable. But the food was somewhat of a letdown. We opted for some appetizers and sushi... More 

1 Thank GDawgs_travels
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We opted to sit at low tables, where you take off your shoes. The food is always fresh, and delicious. The plates are easily shared, and you always end up ordering too much. The restaurant is busy and noisy, but they have many different seating areas. they offer a full bar, and plum wines and sake. For some reason the... More 

Thank daylilly50
New York, NY
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

When this place first opened, over ten years ago, the deal was you paid above average prices for the area and got very good sushi and put up with haphazard service. Now that Great Barrington is more of a dining mecca, the service seems to have improved (to the point where I'd label it "competent") but the food is decidedly... More 

1 Thank billrosenblatt
Orlando, Florida, United States
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177 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great location and nice to walk around before or after dinner. The service was great and very fast. Most restaurants seem to take so long to prepare fresh sushi but this was very quick. The menu was so interesting with exciting and creative rolls I have never seen before. We were a large party and each ordered very different items.... More 

Thank ReneeFlorida27
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm quite surprised by other reviews stating that Bizen is overrated; the sushi we enjoyed was among the best I've had--so fresh and flavorful, with a gorgeous texture. The grilled eel and boiled shrimp dumplings were stellar as well. Prices were high, true--even compared with Manhattan--so that even if I lived nearby I probably wouldn't be able to frequent the... More 

Thank athenaaugie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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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