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“Great find!”

Geta Sushi and Bento
Ranked #194 of 1,288 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese
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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 was amazing! We had the grilled salmon cheek, which was more like the collar, with plenty of meat. Very good. We also had sake and amaebi (raw salmon and shrimp) and the spicy tuna, real California and spider rolls. Everything was so fresh and delicious! We ended with a side order of tempura and we were stuffed!! All this for about $50. You can't beat it! My recommendation - go, go early, try lots!

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1  Thank Amber S
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The food here is excellent, not jus the sudhi, bu the bentos, teriyakis and tempuras. Be prepared for a wait though. At meal times there's aline down the street. The dining room is miniscule. This place would do well in a larger space. Beware that its closed on Sundays.

1  Thank craig_traveler
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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.

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1  Thank Garnea
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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.

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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.

2  Thank VFPSF
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