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2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
+1 510-665-1969
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“yakitori” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“skewers” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We ate at Ippuku 3x last fall. The interior is dark and the atmosphere is like a piece of Japan moved to Berkeley. You have the feeling of having stepped into another place. Basically, we have come back and will one back because there's just...More

Thank aleepur
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This place is close to CAL. Narrow space with booths on one side and large areas for 4 or more on the other. It seemed shoes were off on the large side. Front door open so the spots near the front are cold. Heaters provided...More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Ippuku specializes in grilled chicken. For about $8 you can get two skewers of thighs, breast, neck, knuckle or other parts. We got the thigh which was ten medium sized bites. We also ordered fried smelt, a soup and a large perfectly cooked piece of...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Finally went here with a Japanese person! She ordered for the table and we had many little plates of delicious traditional Japanese 'pub food.' It was all good, but a little too salty for several of our palates.

Thank UncleChuckles
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 27 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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 25 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 8 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 3 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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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