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2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
+1 510-549-3486
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (58 reviews)
“unagi” (4 reviews)
“hand rolls” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Kirala is the best in Berkeley and East Bay when it comes to Robata. Our favorite is the grilled hamachi. This restaurant is always crowded because of its goodness. You can't make a reservation and no take out. You join the crowd and see it...More

Thank Diwata S
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and myself stopped I'm for lunch. Very nice. Good sushi, good appetizer, and we tried some buckwheat noodles which we didn't like but they weren't bad just not our taste. The desert was amazing. Green tea ice cream and Japanese sweet potatoe pie....More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Get here shortly after they open at 5 pm or be prepared to wait for a table. It crowds up quickly for good reason...superb sushi and other Japanese dishes.

Thank DJ_Shirley
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a true Japanese eatery. The food is a close as I've come to expect from having been there myself. The service and seating is American and the seating is by wait only (no reservations, you've been warned)! When we want to go,...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First time being here even though I went to Cal many years ago. Be prepared for a long line, very fast and friendly service, good sushi and love the Unaju, will come back again

Thank SFMD
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The parking was challenging and a short walk was no sweat. Remember that artound closing time they are more generous with generous portions! <(")

Thank chasriley
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I began to frequently eat at Kirala in Berkeley more than fifteen years ago , almost since they opened and I have never had any disappointment , every food item appears well presented and its of a delicious flavor . Seating at the counter and...More

Thank Oscar A
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This has long been one of my favorite sushi restaurants and a return visit reminded me why. I came in the busy part of Friday night, but was seated at a table for two (I was alone) in less than 5 minutes. I had the...More

Thank eab405
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best Japanese restaurant for me. The quality of the fish is superlative, the service is spot on. I have eaten in . Japanese restaurants across the world and this tops them all. The team at Kirala have got it so right. Thank...More

Thank Chubby S
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Kirala does not take reservations yet it is worth a wait to experience They have a lovely bar area and the staff is super gracious and lovely. We enjoyed an assortment of rolls, gyoza, and tempura. Everything was fantastic !!!

Thank pclouds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-3486
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