Best Japanese Restaurants in Berkeley, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Berkeley. How can we actually say this? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Since 1989

Appetizers, Sushi, Sashimi, Nigiri, Katsu, Roll, Spicy Tuna, Spicy Scallop, Unagi, Edamame, Salads, Miso Soup, Entree, Donburi, Yaki Udon, Desserts & Drinks

Serving in 2 locations within Berkeley CA

Price: $2.50 - $23

Hours: Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner Monday - Friday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the best Japanese restaurant for me. The quality of the fish is superlative, the service is spot on. I have eaten in . Japanese restaurants across the world and this tops them all. The team at Kirala have got it so right. Thank you!!
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2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705


Fava Beans, Curry, Rice, Salads, Avocado, Fried Noodles, Tofu, Broccoli, Hasami Age, Tempura Style, Tempura, Rolls & Tempura Special

Nasu-Houraku eggplant treasure $8.75

Price: $3.50 - $12.50

Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 Noon - 2:30 pm|5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 12:00 Noon - 2:30 pm|5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This restaurant is absolutely essential for vegetarians and vegans, and a delightful treat for the rest of us! The food was delicious, the presentation was elegant, and the vegetarian in our party was overjoyed to be able to order anything on the menu. The flavors were subtle and well-balanced. We were visiting Berkeley from Bloomington, Indiana based on a family friend's hearty recommendation, and were not disappointed in the slightest. We would certainly dine here again. Please note, however,

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1686 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709


Sushi Roll, Spicy Tuna, Unagi, Hamachi, Chicken Teriyaki, Tempura, Curry Rice, Donburi, Unagi Don, Desserts & Drinks

Chicken katsu curry $8.25

Price: $2.50 - $22.95

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

I've been to this restaurant a few times and it's great every time. Ramen is really good and sushi is always fresh. The only way they can improve is to add kimchi to their menu.
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2977 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705