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Shimizu Sushi

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4290 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
+1 510-653-7672
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Berkeley, California
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I met for lunch on a day with intermittent rain and very cold temps. We walked into one restaurant on Piedmont Avenue and sat down, but the place had no heat. We left and walked up the street and went into Shimizu. We were instantly pleased. The place was warm and cozy. We each had a bowl... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered my usual, Chirashi, which is the best I have had anywhere including in Tokyo. It comes with miso. The chirashi here is simply the best, because the rice us topped with huge chunky slices of fresh fish not found in most Japanese restaurants. My hubby ordered chicken udon which came with shrimp tempura. As you can see my... More 

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Downey, California
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend of mine whom recommend this place, since he lives near the restaurant and would frequent this place. One thing that made me laugh was the sign posted at the door, stating, "Once you sign in, please wait outside. We have no waiting area inside." Hilarious. The place wasn't that busy when we arrived, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I love Shimizu. The food is always fresh tasting and I love the vegetarian selection of sushi. My favorites are the Sesame Chicken and the Salmon Teriyaki bento box. I have taken family and friends here and they enjoy the food as well. Sometimes, there is a wait, but when you finally get seated it's worth the wait. The service... More 

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Thank Edna_88
Sugar Land, Texas
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263 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Excellent sushi place with fantastic varied menu. The variety of sushi rolls was astounding ..hard to decide but i had the Salmon lovers roll which was fabulous. I would have to back to try the others on the menu. The noodle soups looked enticing and were huge. The service was excellent and the decor very nice.

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Thank Rockdoc7
Hayward
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The food is good but occasionally the rice is not fresh. I eat there for lunch sometimes and the bento sushi is not always fresh.

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Thank Tina F
Oakland, California
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255 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Fresh and tasty with a hip feel to the place, this is always busy. Go on Tuesday and collect double diner points towards a free meal.

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Thank GPToak
Oakland, California
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189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Shimizu has an extensive menu, I particularly like the spicy edamame and the custom rolls. Nice sashimi salad and bento boxes as well. The staff is always welcoming and helpful and we are never disappointed - no matter what we order.

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Thank ebk16
Oakland, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Decent sushi spot in Piedmont. Visited on a week night around 7pm and was promptly seated for a table for 2. Ordered 4 rolls - crazy, flaming dragon, in-n-out and spicy killer. Crazy roll was our favorite with the most fresh fish. Both the in-n-out and spicy killer had a nice kick. The flaming dragon was a unique roll, similar... More 

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Thank Ali S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you do not have very high expectations this is a very good local small sushi restaurant. The service is good, the food is good, it can get crowded very quickly as many locals like this place. One of my son's favorites is the orange blossom.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4290 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-653-7672

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