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Ippuku

2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
+1 510-665-1969
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“yakitori” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“skewers” (5 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

and the table was warmed from underneath which was much appreciated on a cold day!!! so many delicious choices and you reach capacity and wish there was room for more...the pacing is great so you have a chance to share and appreciate the delightful flavors...More

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see the hype as the atmosphere makes you feel like in Japanese street. The food was a bit overrated. Tiny portions and some chicken skewers were not cooked well. The pork was way better. The pork belly was good. Would do Brazilian or...More

Thank Sevdalina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's no local restaurant quite like Ippuku: lovely booths, warm service, and unique Japanese food. This is one place not to miss!

Thank bradbunnin
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The food was decent, simple dishes and didn't really stand out in the creativity aspect. The portion of the food was very petite and it was pricy. Be aware - they charge $7.00 per person, so call table charge.

Thank 2Travelnuts101
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This restaurant made two mistakes with our reservation and then herded us through our meal like we were cattle. I called on Monday to make a reservation for Saturday. Rather than having an individual answer the phones during the day to take reservations, they leave...More

Thank RobertCasebeer
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We've been coming to Ippuku for several years and were very disappointed in the service this past Sunday, Oct 01. We had a reservation and waited about 5 minutes to be seated. After about 5 minutes we got glasses of water. And then we sat...More

Thank Ayp031352
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The short story is the service was so bad we had to finish our meal at another restaurant. You walk in excited by the casual, interesting atmosphere. You are soon disappointed by the staffs lack of knowledge about their menu and it is difficult to...More

Thank Lance A
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We ate at Ippuku while visiting Berkeley over the weekend. This was the most authentic Japanese restaurant we have found. You had your option of sitting American or Japanese style. It had the feel of a restaurant in Japan and the food was amazing. I...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I grew up in Japan, so perhaps I have overly high expectations of Japanese restaurants. Ippuku is a beautifully designed space, seeking to evoke the feeling of walking down a small alley in Tokyo or Kyoto with a series of izakayas (grilled food stands) on...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is an excellent place for BBQ Japanese style. If you have not experienced this style of Japanese cusine, then it is a must. I ordered all the Chicken dishes on the menu and they are cooked to perfection. Coupled with Spice and soy sauce...More

Thank HaithamHamed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-1969
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