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“Dilemma!”

Geta Sushi and Bento
Ranked #159 of 1,257 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dilemma!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

The more people rave about a place, the busier it becomes and this places already ALWAYS has a line outside it! But I simply had to write about it to compliment the place.

First off, it is an absolute hole in the wall! I doubt it seats twenty people. Many suburban garages are bigger and you need to have the suppleness of a gymnast to get into the corner tables. However, the food is fresh, relatively cheap and offers a host of varied and interesting dishes over and above the usual fare.

The staff are cheerful and they are constantly filling your water glass and tea cup. If you get there early (say around 5:30ish) you may not have much of a wait but later on expect to wait at least 30-40 minutes.

It's one of those neighborhood gems you really don't want many people to find out about.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Hua Hin, Thailand
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“good things come in small packages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food in this tiny sushi house is outstanding, the service attentive, the prices very reasonable. The wait can be long as there are only 5 tables and 3 seats at the sushi bar, but the wait is worth it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Denis B
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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Sushi At An Affordable Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Geta is a faithful standby whenever I am in Oakland. You can get an order of imitation california rolls that are really good for less than $3.50 including tax.

They are always crowded, but they do have a wait list for seating you can sign up for. I always phone in my order for pick up and its usually done in 10-20 minutes.

They close between 2:30 and 5. Keep calling if the line is busy. And, don't plan to eat in if you are claustrophobic. Very small eating area.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank VFPSF
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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196 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“I would go back...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

...if I lived in Oakland. In town for business and needed lunch but did not want any fast food so read reviews for a local eatery. The reviews of Geta do not exaggerate; the food is really really good. Only had time for a couple of rolls which were generous in size and full of fresh fish and ingredients. By far two of the best rolls I've ever eaten. Highly recommend Geta!

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Hootyj
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usa
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fresh Sushi and Great Price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

A very small place that my college age daughter discovered. Waiting in line is the norm. Sign in on the clip board on window outside and wait right there for your table. The sushi comes fast and furious. At these prices order more than usual! Fill up your tummy! We noticed the asparagus sushi after we ordered - it came pronto as did our order. Plenty of tea, smiling friendly waitstaff. Everyone is Sushi Happy at Geta Sushi!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank cellofool
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