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Lo Coco's 1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Lo Coco's
Italian • $$

Lo Coco's

1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

How did I drive by Le Coco's for all these years and never know what I was missing?? In the past year, we've done LOTS of take out, and this has been...

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

Sconehenge Bakery & Cafe

2787 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

One of the best buttermilk pancakes. Loved their chai latte too. I'm going to try their scones the next time. The pancakes were fluffy, soft, warm and...

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The Cheeseboard Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
The Cheeseboard Pizza
Pizza • $

The Cheeseboard Pizza

1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

I love love love this place. I've gotten quite a few pizzas before and during the pandemic and they always taste amazing. Their pizzas are always fresh,...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.8
Creekwood Restaurant 3121 Sacramento St, Berkeley
Creekwood Restaurant
Italian • $$

Creekwood Restaurant

3121 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702

From the moment we walked in tonight until the end of our meal, we were incredibly pleased. The welcome was friendly and the service was quick, professional,...

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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

What a fun and delicious experience we had here today! After our sandwich at Saul's we were craving a stand-out cup of coffee, and a pastry. As soon as we...

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  • Superb239 Reviews4.5
Berkeley Social Club 2050 University Ave, Berkeley
Berkeley Social Club
Korean • $$

Berkeley Social Club

2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Haven't been here since 2018 - food is still good and the ambience is still the same! Perfect for a good brunch day and for catching up with friends. We...

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900 Grayson 900 Grayson St #2618, Berkeley
900 Grayson
American • $$

900 Grayson

900 Grayson St #2618, Berkeley, CA 94710

I loved it! My first time here and of course I ordered what a customer recommended. The Demon lover. The maple syrup was soo good. Chicken tender and crispy....

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Kiraku 2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Kiraku
Japanese • $$

Kiraku

2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

While the pandemic sadly closed the doors of countless restaurants, it also made few stronger than before. Kiraku is one example of a restaurant that not only...

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Zachary's Chicago Pizza 1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Pizza • $$

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

I hadn't been to a restaurant or the bay area since the pandemic in March 2020. On May 11, 2021, I jumped in my car headed to the Berkeley location from...

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Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Jupiter
Brewpubs • $$

Jupiter

2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Great place - they have everything, even espresso drinks at lunch time. Tends to be loud inside, though. Can be windy outside. Still, you should go there at...

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Daryoush 2144 Center St, Berkeley
Daryoush
Persian/Iranian • $$

Daryoush

2144 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

My mom enjoyed her Kabab Koobideh. I didn't like the vegan sabzi, so I wasn't charged for that..But I really liked their Baklava, Persian ice cream,...

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  • Superb190 Reviews4.6
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen 2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen
Cajun • $$

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

I've been coming her for about 3 years, maybe more. So this review is way over due. I love the Mac n cheese, Ribs, and voodoo shrimp, although the Mac...

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Skates on the Bay 100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley
Skates on the Bay
Seafood • $$$

Skates on the Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710

Our visit to Skates would have earned at least 4 stars if it weren't so frigid inside the restaurant. Most of the patrons were wearing their heavy coats and...

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Augie's Montreal Deli and Tap Room 875 Potter St, Berkeley
Augie's Montreal Deli and Tap Room
Deli • $$

Augie's Montreal Deli and Tap Room

875 Potter St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Wow. We are utterly SPEECHLESS. This smoked meat pastrami is BETTER THAN ANY NYC or LA pastrami ever. We use GoldBelly to get Katz Deli and Langer's Deli...

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Imm Thai Street Food 2068 University Ave, Berkeley
Imm Thai Street Food
Thai • $$

Imm Thai Street Food

2068 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

One of the better Thai places in my opinion, with a sort of modern/fusion feel to it. Usually my opinion of Thai food is that it always tastes good but never...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.4
Grégoire Restaurant 2109 Cedar St, Berkeley
Grégoire Restaurant
French • $$

Grégoire Restaurant

2109 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709

One of my favorite spots in Berkeley... in fact, this was the very first restaurant I ate at after visiting for the first time during a summer internship. So...

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King of Kabab 3043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
King of Kabab
Mediterranean • $$

King of Kabab

3043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Came here Tuesday night since many of the other falafel places in Berkeley close so early! We ordered at the counter and our food was ready in just ten...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.7
The Butcher’s Son 1954 University Ave, Berkeley
The Butcher’s Son
Vegan • $$

The Butcher’s Son

1954 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Stopped here today for 1st time. Had the hot pastrami w/blue cheese sauce in toasted sliced sour dough. A ton of meat. Good flavor. Beautiful fresh tomatoes,...

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Cheese Board Bakery 1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Cheese Board Bakery
Cheese Shops • $$

Cheese Board Bakery

1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Pizza line was out the door and around the block. The line was long but I still waited in line for their pizza. I believe they only make one type of pizza a...

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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

I had JotMahal for take out lunch during COVID and was pleasantly surprised by the aroma and spices of the vegetable dishes and naan. I did order chicken tikka...

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La Mission 1255 University Ave, Berkeley
La Mission
Mexican • $$

La Mission

1255 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Service was muy bueno, but all I can really comment on are the nachos cause that's all we got. Probably will go back to try some of their other foods...

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

Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market

2200 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704

So fortunate to get here for brunch. I went with a few friends and we ordered a few items to everyone to share which included the Prather Ranch Burger,...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.4
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

This place was amazing! Our family stopped by here for dinner on a Thursday night and it was very crowded. It was a long wait but it was worth it. Because this...

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Thai Table 913 University Ave, Berkeley
Thai Table
Thai • $$

Thai Table

913 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

GREAT Thai Spot in Berkeley off University Ave. Food is very favorable and spicy (depending on your level). Open till 930 so was able to grab some food on my...

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Third Culture Bakery Berkeley 2701 Eighth St, Berkeley
Third Culture Bakery Berkeley
Cupcakes • $

Third Culture Bakery Berkeley

2701 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

The mochi muffins and donuts here are fantastic, whether you're celiac or not. We make sure to drop by anytime we're in Berkeley to load up on a...

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Nordic House 2709 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Nordic House
Deli • $$

Nordic House

2709 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Go get yourself a house special pastrami on rye with all of the spicy fixings. You will NOT be sorry - unless you are susceptible to heartburn. Horseradish,...

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Bette's Oceanview Diner 1807 Fourth St, Berkeley
Bette's Oceanview Diner
Diner • $$

Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Perfect Berkeley breakfast spot. Excellent food, endless coffee, and lovely outdoor tables. Servers are friendly and make every guest, whether 20-year regular...

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Rivoli 1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Rivoli
New American • $$$

Rivoli

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Like duh!!!! The food and drinks are great! The service can improve, but it's not horrible. The location is even better. I love having hidden gems in my...

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El Patio 2056 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
El Patio
Bar & Grill • $$

El Patio

2056 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Absolutely our new favorite spot!!!My wife and I had a blast last weekend hanging out by a heat lamp on their nice size patio. The patio had a cool mix of...

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Easy Creole 1761 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley
Easy Creole
Cajun/Creole • $$

Easy Creole

1761 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Love this place, love getting the 2 item combo. I’ve had most of the items on the menu by now and they’re all rich, delicious, well seasoned. Comfort food...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

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

Rick & Ann's Restaurant

2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

One of the best breakfast/brunch spots in East Bay. Menu is a great combination of classic offerings and unique options, plenty of vegetarian dishes, and their...

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Longbranch Saloon 2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Longbranch Saloon
American • $$

Longbranch Saloon

2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

I've been here more times than I can count and everything here is sooo good! My favorites are the cheese curds and the burger. The cocktails are always so...

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Cafe M 1799 Fourth St #F, Berkeley
Cafe M
American • $$

Cafe M

1799 Fourth St #F, Berkeley, CA 94710

Had a chance to finally check out Cafe M after one of my friends had been raving about it for so long. Today, specifically (according to her) was pretty...

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Pizza Restaurants

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

Fournée Bakery

2912 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Uh, YUM. Everything I've had here is delicious, both sweet and savory offerings. Their bread is heavenly, the croissants are fantastic, and their sweets...

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Lucia's Berkeley 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Lucia's Berkeley
Pizza • $$

Lucia's Berkeley

2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Best overall pizza in town and best vegan pizza in town by far! The crust and sauce are simple but spectacular. Regular mozzarella, bufala mozzarella and vegan...

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Sliver Pizzeria 2468 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Sliver Pizzeria
Pizza

Sliver Pizzeria

2468 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Best salad ever and what a great value! Real Parmesan. Here's slices with lots of interesting fruit combo. Would come back here over and over just for...

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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

This place is still the bomb! Please support this wonderful institution, same high quality, tasty food in plentiful quantity, wonderful people, same vibe. The...

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Taqueria Monte Cristo 1440 University Ave, Berkeley
Taqueria Monte Cristo
Mexican • $$

Taqueria Monte Cristo

1440 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Very good Mexican food and friendly staff. We has chimichanga and beef fajitas and both were very good. The Cinco de Mayo cupcake was tasty as well.One note,...

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Casa Latina Bakery 1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Casa Latina Bakery
Mexican

Casa Latina Bakery

1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Had a chance to pick up some food from Casa Latina on the way back from Albany Bulb and this place looked pretty good so decided to call in and place an order....

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Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Berkeley
Great China 2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Great China
Chinese • $$

Great China

2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

The food is delicious! Walnut shrimp, picking duck...sooo many options. If you are a wine enthusiast, ask for the wine menu. You'll be surprised at the...

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King Yen 2995 College Ave, Berkeley
King Yen
Chinese • $$

King Yen

2995 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

I've been eating at King Yen regularly for about 37 years. It is one of my favorite restaurants. I LOVE their "sweet and sour fish filet" and...

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Chengdu Style Restaurant 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Chengdu Style Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Chengdu Style Restaurant

2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Without a doubt, Chengdu ranks in my top 3 Chinese restaurants in the Berkeley area. Overall, it's quite authentic and most of their dishes are...

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

Nikko Sushi

2399 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Food was great. Pricing is fair. The lady switched our order on accident and chased us back to get our order right. Even gave us a free drink after. Def...

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Sumo Roll 2173 Allston Way, Berkeley
Sumo Roll
Sushi Bar • $$

Sumo Roll

2173 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Really yummy and fresh food! Got the gyudon which was huge and yummy and my friend got the 3 in 1 sushi burrito which looked really good. No indoor dining but...

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Kirala 2100 Ward St, Berkeley
Kirala
Sushi Bar

Kirala

2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705

I would highly Kirala for their superb service. This time of pandemic when everyone is struggling to have a Smile. Ed the kind gentleman I interacted with was...

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Thai Restaurants

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

Funky Elephant

1313 Ninth St Ste120, Berkeley, CA 94710

Soooo good, this places good is FUEGO ??if you like flava, spice, heart and authentic Thai with a twist go here. Faves are the egg salad, Thai beef and green...

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Berkeley Thai House 2511 Channing Way, Berkeley
Berkeley Thai House
Thai • $$

Berkeley Thai House

2511 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

This spot is so affordable and has pretty good Thai food super close to campus! I loveee the peanut sauce that accompanied their fresh spring rolls and their...

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Anchalee 1096 Dwight Way #1094, Berkeley
Anchalee
Thai • $$

Anchalee

1096 Dwight Way #1094, Berkeley, CA 94710

Best Pad Thai I've had yet! And the yellow curry was pretty good, too. Overall, Anchalee Thai Cuisine is an excellent place to eat with good quantities of...

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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

My very first meal when visiting Berkeley, and it was enjoyable. Afterwards, I have visited the place every so often for lunch. They have great burgers though...

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Eureka! 2068 Center St, Berkeley
Eureka!
Burgers

Eureka!

2068 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Found a great place for lunch by picking up this American burger togo. Service was excellent, restaurant is very clean, and prices fair.Onto the food. First...

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

Bongo Burger

2505 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Persian sandwich! Fries! The best. Oh they do burgers and middle eastern style food mostly togo. Been eating their Persian sandwich for over twenty years. Good...

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  • Good163 Reviews4.1

Indian Restaurants

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

Viks Chaat

2390 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

5* This place is by far the best Indian food I have had in the bay area and trust me I have tried many!! The flavors are just so authentic and each ingredient...

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Tigerlily 1513 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Tigerlily
Indian • $$

Tigerlily

1513 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

The best chicken tikka samala in Berkeley/Oakland, tbh. I appreciate that they use obviously high quality ingredients, serve good sized portions, and are...

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East Bay Spice Company 2134 Oxford St, Berkeley
East Bay Spice Company
Indian • $$

East Bay Spice Company

2134 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704

This place was phenomenal. I stopped here for a few drinks and a flat bread (highly recommend the original tikka masala flatbread) we tried two cocktails on...

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  • Superb152 Reviews4.3

Italian Restaurants

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

Corso

1788 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

I am waiting for Corso to reopen and to one day sit indoors again. My favorite seat was at the chefs counter. I could see all the dishes going by and the...

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Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana 2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley
Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana
Italian • $

Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana

2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

We’ve ate here twice now. The first time we ordered the Chicken Gnocchi and the Pollo Gorgonzola. Because our meal was really good the first time we ate here...

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Agrodolce Osteria 1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Agrodolce Osteria
Italian • $$

Agrodolce Osteria

1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

It was great but you guys were very busy. However, we had plenty of time and didn’t mind. The one thing is that we sat at the table right next to the road....

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  • Good262 Reviews3.7

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Berkeley
Kiku Sushi 1316 Gilman St, Berkeley
Kiku Sushi
Japanese • $$

Kiku Sushi

1316 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706

Very nice place for vegan sushi. It's a little bit pricey but I think normal for the area and it's nice to eat really well prepared sushi that is...

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

Cha-Ya

1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

The quality has not declined during covid. Beautiful preparation on the soba salad even in to go containers. Eat the fried food like the cha ya roll ASAP. Love...

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Kamado Sushi 1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Kamado Sushi
Japanese • $$

Kamado Sushi

1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

I work right above this restaurant, and they are absolutely amazing. I generally get the chicken katsu which comes with rice, salad, soup, and the chicken of...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.3