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Rick & Ann's Restaurant 2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley
Rick & Ann's Restaurant
American • $$

Rick & Ann's Restaurant

2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Great area with a very pleasant, but downgraded setup that has benches to sit and wood tables like a park. The service is excellent and the servings are big,...

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  • Superb820 Reviews4.9
Lo Coco's 1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Lo Coco's
Italian • $$

Lo Coco's

1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Amazing pizza. Great taste, great sauce, great crust. We love this place. They are so nice and friendly. Thank you so much. Your food was wonderful! We will be...

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  • Superb362 Reviews4.8
Creekwood Restaurant 3121 Sacramento St, Berkeley
Creekwood Restaurant
Italian • $$

Creekwood Restaurant

3121 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702

Creekwood is the kind of nice, quiet place you'd take a close person to. When you drive or walk by, you notice the venue, but it doesn't scream at you. This...

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  • Superb290 Reviews4.6
The Cheeseboard Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
The Cheeseboard Pizza
Pizza • $

The Cheeseboard Pizza

1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

This pizza place is so good! Totally recommend. Service was nice, wait wasn't too long, and the pizza is delicious. Do yourself a favor and check this...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.8
Skates on the Bay 100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley
Skates on the Bay
Seafood • $$$

Skates on the Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710

Very nice dinner. Sat in front of fireplace. Eva—our server was exceptional and even gave a birthday cake at the end of the meal. Thank you for a nice...

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  • Good565 Reviews4
Sconehenge Bakery & Cafe 2787 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Sconehenge Bakery & Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $$

Sconehenge Bakery & Cafe

2787 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

This place is amazing!!!! Not only is their food impeccable, the staff here are so friendly and the best!!! You cannot go wrong with anything you order from...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Talavera 1561 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Taqueria Talavera
Mexican

Taqueria Talavera

1561 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Taqueria Talavera had a lot riding on its shoulders as I made it the first restaurant I came to while coming out of a newborn-baby, sleep-deprived haze. It...

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  • Superb390 Reviews4.6
Kiraku 2566B Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Kiraku
Japanese • $$

Kiraku

2566B Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

I came at 5:20 pm and place my name on waitlist and was able to get seated right away when they open at 5:30. There is an option to put your name on wishlist...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.6
Berkeley Social Club 2050 University Ave, Berkeley
Berkeley Social Club
Korean • $$

Berkeley Social Club

2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Tried the K. F. C. (Korean fried chicken) eggs Benedict, K. F. C. With waffle and spicy syrup , the Salmon eggs Benedict, B. E. C (bacon, egg and cheese)...

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  • Superb355 Reviews4.3
900 Grayson 900 Grayson St #2618, Berkeley
900 Grayson
Breakfast • $$

900 Grayson

900 Grayson St #2618, Berkeley, CA 94710

Great for brunch. Has a fairly small menu, but its takes on standard breakfast fare are tasty. I had the chicken and waffle this time, which was pretty simple...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.6
Zachary's Chicago Pizza 1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Pizza • $$

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Walked in hungry on a weekend. Pictured are the slices you get if you don't pre-order: classic cheese w middle thickness crust. The pizza has good tomato...

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  • Superb263 Reviews4.5
Jot Mahal Palace of Indian Cuisine 1543 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Jot Mahal Palace of Indian Cuisine
Indian • $$

Jot Mahal Palace of Indian Cuisine

1543 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

The buffet here is good. There are several options to choose from and were, for the most part, good. The only downside was that the chicken in the chicken...

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  • Superb229 Reviews4.6
Imm Thai Street Food 2068 University Ave, Berkeley
Imm Thai Street Food
Thai • $$

Imm Thai Street Food

2068 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

No matter how many times we decide on a place to eat at, it seems that the inevitable choice is some Asian place (with the exception of an American brunch)....

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  • Superb295 Reviews4.4
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen 2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen
Cajun • $$

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

It is difficult to capture the authenticity of Louisiana cuisine and still maintain a unique identity, but Angeline’s does this. The food is carefully...

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  • Superb332 Reviews4.3
Daryoush 2144 Center St, Berkeley
Daryoush
Persian/Iranian • $$

Daryoush

2144 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

FOOD I had a tough time choosing what to get because I almost never get Persian food, but I was really in the mood for someting new. My mom and I shared a...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.6
King of Kabab 3043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
King of Kabab
Mediterranean • $$

King of Kabab

3043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

I've tried this place twice and both times the chicken shawarma wrap was very, very good. The chicken was juicy and tender, the veggies were crisp and...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.7
FatApple’s Berkeley Restaurant and Bakery 1346 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
FatApple’s Berkeley Restaurant and Bakery
American • $$

FatApple’s Berkeley Restaurant and Bakery

1346 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94709

This place never fails me! I took home the salmon dinner, warmed it up and had a phenomenal dinner!! Thanks to the chefs at Fat Apples, bon appetite! Dessert...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.5
The Butcher’s Son 1954 University Ave, Berkeley
The Butcher’s Son
Vegan • $$

The Butcher’s Son

1954 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

I am constantly feeling like a lost child searching for food on menus that trat me like an alien. Then I walk in to the Butcher Son and I AM IN ABSOLUTE...

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  • Superb296 Reviews4.3
Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Jupiter
Brewpubs • $$

Jupiter

2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Excellent location, great collection of flavored ciders and the food is fantastic. If you like cider you should totally try the nectarine cider. We had Friday...

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  • Superb291 Reviews4.3
Grégoire Restaurant 2109 Cedar St, Berkeley
Grégoire Restaurant
French • $$

Grégoire Restaurant

2109 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709

Went here for a late lunch on Sunday. Food is great - sandwiches, salads, and dessert. They have a small outdoor seating area, but it fills up quickly. I...

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  • Superb250 Reviews4.4
Cafe M 1799 Fourth St #F, Berkeley
Cafe M
American • $$

Cafe M

1799 Fourth St #F, Berkeley, CA 94710

We got the Irish Benedict, crabcake Benedict, and coconut French toast! Everything was delicious and decadent!! We were in a hurry, so we couldn't sit and...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Thai Table 913 University Ave, Berkeley
Thai Table
Thai • $$

Thai Table

913 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

First off the workers here are amazing, super kind and very nice. Now for the food, 10/10. I had the shrimp appetizer as well as the dumplings and boy were...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.6
La Marcha Tapas Bar 2026 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
La Marcha Tapas Bar
Spanish • $$

La Marcha Tapas Bar

2026 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Fabulous food. We had the lamb sliders, red sangria, tomatoes can pane, coquettes, fried calamari and churros with warm chocolate. Great service. Will be back...

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  • Superb271 Reviews4.3
La Mission 1255 University Ave, Berkeley
La Mission
Mexican • $$

La Mission

1255 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Decent food - I ordered the crispy taco with chicken with a side of beans and rice and a fish taco. I was disappointed it only came fried but it was delicious....

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.3
Toss Noodle Bar 2272 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Toss Noodle Bar
Asian Fusion • $$

Toss Noodle Bar

2272 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Amazing fresh, Home made noodles bursting with flavor from their variety of tasty sauces. Sam, the gentleman at the front, had amazing customer service, was...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.4
Lucia's Berkeley 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Lucia's Berkeley
Pizza • $$

Lucia's Berkeley

2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Great food and service. Interior design is post industrial chic, which didn’t do much for me. Menu is quite limited, pizza, pasta and a few salads and...

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.3
Cheese Board Bakery 1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Cheese Board Bakery
Cheese Shops • $$

Cheese Board Bakery

1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Finally open to walk-ins, it's a Berkeley classic. Smack in the Gourmet Giotto, I live right down the street and visit often. Ask for the 'adventure...

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Donato & Co. 2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Donato & Co.
Italian • $$

Donato & Co.

2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Another wonderful meal - great hospitality! Delicious pastas, salads and more. Our seating near the window had us close to the bottles and jars of sauces, oils...

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  • Good281 Reviews4.2
La Note 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
La Note
French • $$

La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cute little French restaurant. Went for brunch on a Saturday morning and waited a little over an hour. Their egg plates are all very delicious and the roasted...

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  • Good313 Reviews4.1
Third Culture Bakery Berkeley 2701 Eighth St, Berkeley
Third Culture Bakery Berkeley
Cupcakes • $

Third Culture Bakery Berkeley

2701 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Got recommended this bakery from a news article, and I loved the Asian influence on the pastries and desserts. The mochi texture of everything brought me back...

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  • Superb306 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Berkeley
Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market 2200 Oxford St, Berkeley
Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market
American • $$

Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market

2200 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Good food and relaxed ambience. Ideal place in the evening to grab a bite and get a drink. We loved and food and ambience - selection of items were limited but...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.3
Longbranch Saloon 2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Longbranch Saloon
American • $$

Longbranch Saloon

2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Really tasty, well-priced food, well made drinks, very decent wines by the glass, and lovely outdoor seating. I'm happy this place is so close to my house...

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  • Superb213 Reviews4.3
Chez Panisse 1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Chez Panisse
American

Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

AMAZING! Chez Panisse is an unmatched berkeley institution. I have dined downstairs and can confidently say that it was the best meal I've ever had. I...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Berkeley
Fournée Bakery 2912 Domingo Ave, Berkeley
Fournée Bakery
Pizza • $

Fournée Bakery

2912 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Can't go to Paris? Fournee will transport your tastebuds there and beyond. Shatteringly crisp, perfect (compared to anywhere) baguettes ......

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.7
Red Tomato Pizza House 2017 University Ave, Berkeley
Red Tomato Pizza House
Pizza • $$

Red Tomato Pizza House

2017 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

One of the best restaurants in town. The tastes from various dishes are succulent and explosive with flavors that are savoring. From the customer service to...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.4
Sliver Pizzeria 2468 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Sliver Pizzeria
Pizza

Sliver Pizzeria

2468 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Hands down the best pizza place in Berkeley so far. They make one flavor of pizza for the whole day and serve it with their special green sauce (makes it taste...

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  • Superb229 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Berkeley
Juan's Place 941 Carleton St, Berkeley
Juan's Place
Mexican • $$

Juan's Place

941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Someone asked for recommendations on NextDoor for Mexican restaurants and many people suggest Juan's Place so I had to give it a try. I had the...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.4
Taqueria Monte Cristo 1440 University Ave, Berkeley
Taqueria Monte Cristo
Mexican • $$

Taqueria Monte Cristo

1440 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

The enchiladas here are fuego... there's just no other way to describe them. Mole enchiladas here are a game changer, stop everything you're doing...

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  • Good227 Reviews4.2
Casa Latina Bakery 1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Casa Latina Bakery
Mexican

Casa Latina Bakery

1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

What have I been doing with my life?!? Casa Latina has some amazing food! Haven't had a pastry again (yet), but my partner and I like to come here for the...

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Nikko Sushi 2399 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Nikko Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Nikko Sushi

2399 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

As a service industry professional, I appreciate that the service here is always on point no matter how busy the place gets. Hats off to the kitchen and wait...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.3
Sumo Roll 2173 Allston Way, Berkeley
Sumo Roll
Sushi Bar • $$

Sumo Roll

2173 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Bottom line I would have died of starvation if this place didn’t exist, seriously. Having IBS can make it extremely difficult to find food that won’t make...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
Kirala 2100 Ward St, Berkeley
Kirala
Sushi Bar

Kirala

2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705

Great food! Prices are typical for sushi. Easy parking! We ordered the chirashi and the beef sukiyaki. They were both delicious and came with miso soup....

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.3

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Berkeley
Funky Elephant 1313 Ninth St Ste120, Berkeley
Funky Elephant
Thai • $$

Funky Elephant

1313 Ninth St Ste120, Berkeley, CA 94710

One of the best tasting Thai food I've had in the area. I ordered the Kao Mun Gai and the Pad Thai and both tasted incredible. I don't usually order...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.5
Berkeley Thai House 2511 Channing Way, Berkeley
Berkeley Thai House
Thai • $$

Berkeley Thai House

2511 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Ordered their combo with chicken gyoza and chicken pad kee mao! The combo is a really good deal, comes with an appetizer, main course, and a drink. The outdoor...

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  • Good168 Reviews4.2
Anchalee 1096 Dwight Way #1094, Berkeley
Anchalee
Thai • $$

Anchalee

1096 Dwight Way #1094, Berkeley, CA 94710

This Thai spot has been in West Berkeley for at least a decade and I believe owned and operated by the same couple. Consistency is a good thing and not...

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  • Good158 Reviews4.2

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Berkeley
Super Duper Burgers 2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Super Duper Burgers
Burgers • $$

Super Duper Burgers

2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Great organic softies which is not quite ice cream, the milkshakes are definitely the bomb the staff is friendly but most of all! You have a bird's-eye...

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  • Good228 Reviews4.2
Eureka! 2068 Center St, Berkeley
Eureka!
Burgers

Eureka!

2068 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Eureka has several good appetizers to start off your visit. The truffle fries are a good choice but there are several others, too, like the macaroni and cheese...

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Bongo Burger 2505 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Bongo Burger
Hamburger • $$

Bongo Burger

2505 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Bongo Burger is a family fav. The Persian Burger is the main go-to, although, their 'regular' Burgers are way beyond regular! Great fries, tasty...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.1

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Berkeley
Viks Chaat 2390 Fourth St, Berkeley
Viks Chaat
Indian • $$

Viks Chaat

2390 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Clean efficient great for gathering (outdoors) or to grab and go. The food is fresh with dishes like dosa, made to order. Indian food is part of my heritage,...

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Tigerlily 1513 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Tigerlily
Indian • $$

Tigerlily

1513 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Great food and cocktails! The bartender Charlie knows his stuff and can easily suggest any food or drink to your liking. The menu is limited, but they...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.4
East Bay Spice Company 2134 Oxford St, Berkeley
East Bay Spice Company
Indian • $$

East Bay Spice Company

2134 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Bomb food, music, cocktails and vibes. My fave late night spot in Berkeley. Almost don't wanna write this to keep it from getting TOO crowded but gotta...

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  • Good185 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Berkeley
Via del Corso 1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Via del Corso
Italian • $$$

Via del Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

We have enjoyed several dinners here since they opened. Each visit has been a great dining experience. The food is wonderful - always try the featured item....

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.3
Agrodolce Osteria 1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Agrodolce Osteria
Italian • $$

Agrodolce Osteria

1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

This is the best food hands down. If you want some authentic Sicilian food made with love, go here! Reservations if you have a party of more than 2. Porcini...

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  • Good370 Reviews3.8
Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana 2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley
Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana
Italian • $

Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana

2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open late. Fast service. Good Italian food. Close to campus. Reasonably priced.For ppl trynna save some $$: bring cash.The portions are large enough for a meal...

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  • Good276 Reviews4.2

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Berkeley
AKEMI Japanese Restaurant 1695 Solano Ave, Berkeley
AKEMI Japanese Restaurant
Japanese • $$

AKEMI Japanese Restaurant

1695 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Visiting our daughter at UC Berkeley and wanted good sushi without making the drive into SF. What a great find. We’re sushi snobs and so was pleasantly...

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Cha-Ya 1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Cha-Ya
Japanese • $$

Cha-Ya

1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

I love Cha-ya! The salad with shredded radish, cucumber, carrot and topped with edamame and sunflower seeds is SO GOOD. One of the few raw veg dishes that I...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.5
Kiku Sushi 1316 Gilman St, Berkeley
Kiku Sushi
Japanese • $$

Kiku Sushi

1316 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706

Delicious food, kind and thoughtful service, and really great value for what is offered. Some of the freshest salmon in the bay area, and the best sushi rice!...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.2