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“Cafe Kitanishi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Kitanishi

Cafe Kitanishi
Ranked #23 of 59 Restaurants in Brookings
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brookings, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cafe Kitanishi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

One of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever experienced and I've eaten in plenty of them. Why it's rating is #10 in this guide astounds me. If you like Japanese food it's #1.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Z00mar
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Subarashi! Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

www.cafekitanishi.com
Great little find in Brookings Oregon. Terrific menu choices, knowledgeable and pleasant server made this a definite must return spot. Sushi was cut into biteable pieces such that one didn't look like a hamster when eating. Lovely presentation and quick service. Servings were generous.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ELES ESCAPE B a... B
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

This little hidden gem will surprise diners with it's comfy, welcoming atmosphere. The food is some of the best served in Brookings. Service is quite friendly but adheres to the county slogan: "There's no hurry in Curry." The sushi is quite fresh and well-prepared. The calamari appetizer is the best in the area: crispy large slices (ask for the wasabi aioli for an excellent dipping experience=). The only downside is that it is quite pricey. My husband and I can run up a mountainous tab, so we have ration our visits. It helps to bring your own wine & pay the nominal corkage fee. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Soozesun
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Probably wont go back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The food wasn't anything special especially for the price. The service was sooo slow. It took 3 hours for dinner. The cake was dry and the sushi was very tough.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jaimeholiman
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Ocean Shores, WA
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“Excellent Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a fun, unique place. The building is off the main road so you will have to know the address (632 Hemlock Street, Brookings) and search for it. They do have limited hours so check cafekitanishi.com. to get the up to date hours and menu.

The inside is small, decorated nicely and is very clean so don't let the outside stop you from this experience. Their is limited parking. Quiet peaceful music plays during your visit.

The food is fantastic with a large menu to choose from. As I said before, you can get the menu from their website in advance so you have time to study it. The prices are on the high side but appropriate for the quality of the food served. You can sit and watch the wonderful meals and fresh sushi being prepared by the Chef. Our meals were excellent.

The service staff was cheerful and helpful but could have been more attentive. As they got busier they forgot about us and we had to ask for the bill then wait to pay it. The Owner/Chef, was very nice. We had dinner this time but we will be back for lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beach98569
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