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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

While walking around Great Barrington, we stopped here for lunch on a Tuesday. I am always adventurous and Bizen proved to be a nice choice. They have an extensive menu but for lunch we wanted to go light, so bento box it was.

Thank Bob-1812
Reviewed 15 September 2016

From the moment we walked in the door and smelled that fish odor, we should have turned around. It only went downhill from there. We were a large party and ordered plenty of sushi and cooked food, not one of us thought the food was...More

Thank mindy g
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

I would truly love to meet you Mindy G and treat you to sushi and personally show you the Bizen that 99% of our customers know and love. Because either you think sushi is a California roll with fake crab meat or you've never eaten...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday and put ourselves in entirely in Chef Michael's hands. We gave him a few ideas of things we like (for example uni) and were treated to one spectacular course after another. I could go on and on,...More

Thank FairportMark
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great food and very fresh! Beautiful restaurant.. great wait staff... I have been here many times... Always wonderful!

Thank DonaAria
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Bizen in Great Barrington, MA offers a wide array of Japanese cuisine served from its summer specials, sushi bar, Robata charcoal grill and Kaiseki menus. Our B&B hostess recommended Bizen and made reservations on a busy weekend in the Berkshires. We were seated near the...More

Thank stardustdrive
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Stardustdrive Thank you for taking your precious time to review Bizen and give such a complimentary assessment. I see that you ordered a mix of our contemporary sushi rolls and more traditional noodle dishes concocted by our master Kaiseki chef Mito who prepares cuisine...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We have been eating at Bizen since they opened. Tonite we had another wonderful dinner. Salad to start, greens very fresh. We ordered an Omikaze platter. The fish was fresh and flavorful, with large generous pieces of sashimi. It also came with sushi and an...More

Thank joyceg527
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Joyceg527 I want to personally thank you for your kind review that validates all the hard work my staff does to make your meal special and memorable. Thank you also for recognizing the generosity and quality that we strive to maintain every day. A...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband and I visited Bizen last year and enjoyed our food. The restaurant was busy that night and packed with people, but the sushi was unique and tasty, so we planned to take our daughter this year on her day off from working at...More

1  Thank Jill S
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Jill S. I am not writing this response to win you back or make excuses about what happened when you tried to dine with us this Summer. All I can say to you is a big 'I'm sorry' for the total disconnect and miserable...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

We've been to Bizen a number of times over the years, but this was the first visit with our 8 year old daughter. We reserved one of the Japanese style booths because we knew she would like that. On arrival, we were told that they...More

Thank scrapplefromtheapple
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear scrapplefromtheapple Like your handle, Charlie Parker, I can only compare this disconnect to a great musician being out of sync with his band. I can understand your frustration with not getting your desired table especially trying to please your daughter with our authentic Japanese...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great Service and the value of what you get can't be beat . I had scallops expecting 5 scallops as is common today but when my dish came there where 10 large scallops that were cooked to perfection . .

Thank Brooklyn4boy
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We happen to have been here for dinner one night and bonus, Chris Noth from Sex and the City dropped in for take out. He had been cited in elsewhere as well. The food is good. Portion size is great. Quality is high and the...More

Thank Howard F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
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Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery