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1599 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2116
+1 510-527-3288
11:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:30
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Sonoma, CA
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stumbled on this place actually heading out of town and we had no time for a seated meal, but we were very hungry. What a find. I'm puzzled at the one reviewer who mentioned a mean lady. The Japanese woman who was there when we were was very pleasant and friendly, very typical Japanese service ethic. The sushi was... More 

1 Thank GMGregH
Berkeley, California
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is small restaurant with only take out and is a poor person's palace. Usually sushi is out of the budget but not here. They keep the food coming and have just the basic dishes for surprisingly low prices. They have a devoted following for lunch and for dinner take out. Best sushi deal I have found in the Bay... More 

1 Thank Robert C
Berkeley, California
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272 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have lived in Japan for extended periods of time on multiple occasions. One of the joys of living there is discovering that the high cost of food in Japan is basically a myth. What is expensive is eating an American diet in Japan. If you are willing to eat the delicious food that is part of the Japanese cuisine,... More 

1 Thank Andreas G
Berkeley, California
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

I went here for the first time in my life today. I walked in, pushing my sleeping baby in a stroller, and there was nobody present. I looked at the food and waited for someone to come out but it was silent and nobody was there. After a few minutes of waiting, I walked toward the front counter to look... More 

Thank DonnaMartinOriginals
Albany, CA
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Good sushi, good price, incredibly unfriendly. Won't be going back, though we only live 3 blocks away.

Thank rlrAlbany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2011

Came to Berkeley on a trip from the North Bay and I wish we had a place like this up there. They've got sushi packed in takeout containers kind of like the supermarkets, but all of it is made fresh and tastes like it too. We came by for lunch and there wasn't a huge crowd and we were in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1599 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-3288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?