2130 Center St, Berkeley
(510) 665-1969


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Reviews for Ippuku

The food here wasn't bad, but I feel like it's way overpriced. You're probably paying more for the atmosphere? We ordered the A5 wagyu beef skewer ($20 for 1 small skewer) and I felt that it was too salty. Their other skewers we're good but also pretty expensive. You can get similar/same quality from Chinese skewer places for 2 dollars a skewer, though I suppose it wouldn't have Japanese style seasoning. The yakionigiri lacked flavor in my opinion. I do recommend the pork belly....read full review
Love the ambiance and seating arrangements here. Feels private and intimate. They have booth seating as well as modern tatami seating. I was impressed by all the dishes we ordered here. Everything was very flavorful and meats were all very tender. I can't pick a favorite because I thought everything was delicious. I'd recommend just ordering whatever you usually like and most likely it'll be good. The yakitori here is probably the best I've had so far in the...read full review

This placed used to be my favorite restaurant in the East Bay. I say used to because the last couple times I've been there the food quality and service has dropped a little (hence 4 stars instead of 5). I will go back one more time in hopes the previous experiences were the exception. If my experience has not improved to what I used to have, I don't think I will both going back.

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Monday 5 - 7:30PM
Tuesday 5 - 7:30PM
Wednesday 5 - 7:30PM
Thursday 5 - 7:30PM
Friday 5 - 7:30PM
Saturday 5 - 7:30PM
Sunday 5 - 7:30PM

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