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2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
+1 510-665-1969
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“yakitori” (12 reviews)
“skewers” (7 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had wanted to go to Ippuku for quite some time. I have lived in Japan, and both my wife and I have spent substantial time there. I have been to izakayas in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Sendai,...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I could spend the same amount of money and actually buy a plane ticket to Japan! Will never forget how rudely we were treated by the server Jonathan. Total doofus who thought he was cool and was a condescending jerk. Honestly - management, get on...More

Thank Sasha G
Reviewed February 1, 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 January 10, 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 January 5, 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 January 4, 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 December 6, 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 November 27, 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 November 9, 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 October 25, 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 Rita L
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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.
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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