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Katana-ya Ramen Restaurant

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10546 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2821
+1 510-528-1678
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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El Cerrito, California
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Whenever I have a hankering for really good Japanese food that isn't too expensive I come here. They have an extensive menu with authentic soups, sushis, (including sushi bar) ramens, etc. There are dishes for everyone, even those Americans with finicky tastes. Their "beef roll-ups" melt in your mouth. Service is speedy and staff friendly.

Thank lfodea
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place. They have the best Japanese food around. I often order the dinner special A. It has teriyaki chicken, rice, California rolls and I get vegetable tempura. Delicious. It comes with salad and miso soup. I can never eat it all.

Thank Wimpy5
El Cerrito, CA
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is one of our local favorites for Japanese- ramen, sushi, and even bento boxes. Very large menu with lots of options and daily sushi specials posted on a white board. Reasonably priced for Japanese food and very tasty!

Thank Jim050
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

An extensive menu has something for everyone. From sushi to noodles you won't be disappointed. A great place for a reasonable price.

Thank Phytoman
Richmond, California
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216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Katana-ya is a great neighborhood find if your in the mood for Japanese cusine. They have an extensive menu plus the freshest sashimi and sushi in the El Cerrito/Richmond area. Service is fast and efficient plus the prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant.

Thank Jim B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

There was no line on this visit, which made for a nice visit. I got Nabeyaki Udon. This time it came with a semi cooked egg in it. I'm used to a hard boiled egg instead. So once I cooked that more in the broth I could get on with eating my noodles. My dad got the tempura udon for... More 

Thank KrisM32
United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

My go to restaurant for sushi! I love their poke salad, lambada roll and Katanaya special roll. Great local place with reasonable prices.

Thank Nancy W
El Cerrito
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The food at Katana-ya is excellent and the prices are fair...somewhat high but typical for Japanese food. There is often quite a wait for a table as the restaurant is small so reservations are recommended. Upon occasion we have had poor service...a substantial wait to order, an ordered item not brought to the table until we reminded our waitress, etc.... More 

Thank KarenElCerrito
Richmond, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Katana Ya is a great Japanese restaurant whether your choice is sushi or cooked fare. The sushi and sashimi is fresh and has a beautiful presentation. There is a huge menu with many choices of grilled and fried dinners, plus many ramen choices. It is a family run establishment and the staff is efficient and friendly.

Thank jane w
Richmond, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I really like this place. It has a large menu, and everything we have had is really good. The sushi is amazing!

Thank rhileec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10546 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-1678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?