Japanese, Tapas/Small Plates, Tapas Bar

2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 848-2758



Reviews for Kiraku

This is a Japanese Tapas place in Berkeley. I went with some friends and we ordered a bunch of different items. The corn tempura and pork belly were a hit, and went well with a beer. We didn't order too much because my friends wanted to go try different places as a mini food tour. Go early or call ahead, but even when we called ahead there was a little bit of a wait. I'd try this again.

Always a wonderful meal! We had the tongue skewers (so tender), corn fritters (tasty and crispy), beef carpaccio (top tier), cucumber (my least favorite- though not what we ordered but didn't want to waste it), and other recommended dishes. The yelp waitlist is wonderful to hell avoid the otherwise long wait. It is worth the wait! Before yelp I'd swing by an hour early to put our name on the list and go shopping across the street. The servers are always polite and full review

Posting this while I'm still dining here. PLEASE avoid this place at all costs: food is too salty and oily; service is pretentious; min consumption amount and credit card fee absolutely deserve enforcement agencies' attention, as MANY other reviewers mentioned. Still am in awe why this RIP-OFF has that many good reviews?!

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm