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Japanese Restaurants in Berkeley



4.6 - 194 votes

Hours: 4:30 - 8PM

2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 848-2758


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... More reviews



4.3 - 166 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

2100 Ward St, Berkeley
(510) 549-3486


We picked up our food as directed 15 minutes after ordering and to our surprise our sushi was warm. It must have been sitting unrefrigerated for a long p... More reviews

4.3 - 162 votes

Hours: 12 - 2:30PM

1830 Fourth St, Berkeley
(510) 845-8100


Great food and service! My group sat outside and even though it was chilly outside, the ambience and heat lamp definitely makes it a cozy experience. The... More reviews

4.7 - 94 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7PM

2055 Center St A, Berkeley
(510) 647-9370

Tamon Tea

super sweet ownersgave me and my boyfriend free mochi one visitthe rice is super soft and everything is fresh and really good More reviews

4.3 - 152 votes

Hours: 12 - 2:30PM

2399 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 704-8224

Nikko Sushi

Was great the first handful of times, but the rolls have gotten to the point of basically being rice.Miso soup is still better than most places, but the ... More reviews

4.3 - 151 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

1316 Gilman St, Berkeley
(510) 525-5458

Kiku Sushi

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 ... More reviews

4.3 - 151 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

2395 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 962-5652

KoJa Kitchen

Crazy good. This is the type of inventive fusion that doesn’t feel like a gimmick. The beef koja rice burger has an amazing texture and flavor, although ... More reviews

4.5 - 112 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2PM

2235 Milvia St, Berkeley
(510) 529-4885


I like the creativity of Sushinista and the combination of flavors are interesting I just wish they maybe put a little more effort into prepping and sour... More reviews

4.3 - 133 votes

Hours: 4 - 8:30PM

1400 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 540-5000

Kamado Sushi

My experience was so terrible I wanted to cry. The ingredients listed on menu didn't match the ingredients in my sushi (missing lots of ingredients)... More reviews



4.4 - 113 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 981-1213


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... More reviews



4.4 - 102 votes

Hours: 5:30 - 9PM

2126 Dwight Way, Berkeley
(510) 843-2017


New go-to spot for sushi! I should probably preface this by saying I don't eat seafood. I just had basic avocado rolls and sweet potato tempura (hug... More reviews



4.1 - 114 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

2977 College Ave, Berkeley
(510) 848-2536


We got the mixed tempura, rainbow roll and a few pieces of Saba n unagi. We were really happy with our order. Everything tasted fresh and good portion of... More reviews

4 - 126 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 8:30PM

1463 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 679-5200

Ijo Izakaya

Exciting menu items with some rarer dishes like mentaiko cream udon and Oden. However, the food taste was average and the quality of some ingredients, su... More reviews

3.9 - 134 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

1695 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 524-1286

AKEMI Japanese Restaurant

Yesterday marked our first indoor-dining experience since the pandemic started. Glad to see everyone masked and social distanced. There was plenty of san... More reviews

3.9 - 133 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

2485 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 256-9685

Poke Parlor

Fish is not that fresh... I got diarrhea afterwards. So, if you don't have a strong gut, may consider find a different place. The service is good th... More reviews

4.2 - 95 votes

Hours: Closed today

2033 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
(510) 548-0737

Sushi California

I absolutely adore this place! Authentic sushi with the freshest fish. Everything is delicious and the staff is super friendly! Right now it's take out o... More reviews

4.2 - 93 votes

Hours: 11AM - 3:30PM

2156 University Ave, Berkeley
(510) 647-9494

Simply Bowl

They have awesome food first time in my life to see an experience as I have just had with this place I am fully satisfied thank you More reviews

4.2 - 88 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7:30PM

1599 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 527-3288

Kyoto Sushi

I like this place. It is very simple - you go in, choose the sushi box you want, pay, and leave. No fuss, and good Sushi. A great grab to go place. More reviews

4.1 - 91 votes

Hours: 4:30 - 8:30PM

1776 Shattuck Ave #1750, Berkeley
(510) 841-1776

Party Sushi

I love this venue a lot. theres a great atmosphere. The kitcen is tasty. the service is powerful and the crew is trained. The pay is honest. I definitely... More reviews



4 - 100 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

3201 College Ave, Berkeley
(510) 652-6157


Great local sushi place. They fly fish in directly from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan (previously from Tsukiji), and post whatever is fresh and del... More reviews

4.2 - 78 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

2435 Durant Ave, Berkeley
(510) 529-4040

Riceful Onigiri

We ordered 2 items, the soft shell crab onigiri and the pork boy. Both were amazing in flavor. Good for a sizable snack or lunch. Prices are fairly reaso... More reviews

3.7 - 116 votes

Hours: 11AM - 8PM

1919 Shattuck Ave STE 103, Berkeley
(510) 529-4622

Marugame Udon

Nikutama udon. Broth is soy based and very salty. Okay for first few bites but the level of salt made it difficult to finish. Beef and fried tempura flak... More reviews

3.8 - 106 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

2428 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 845-1101


My friend and I grabbed take out from here and we each ordered the chicken katsu curry and it was pretty decent but average. The katsu was perfectly cris... More reviews

4 - 76 votes

Hours: 11AM - 7PM

1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
(510) 649-1384

Kirala 2

Usually good, but the hours are wrong. We arrived at 3pm and we're told they are closed 3-4pm More reviews

3.7 - 82 votes

Hours: 12 - 8PM

2152 Center St, Berkeley
(510) 280-5026

Moe Sushi and Grill

Great food, Great location, and friendly staff!!! This is the restaurant I want to come back to Berkeley for!!!!! More reviews

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