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Katana-ya Ramen Restaurant

10546 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2821
+1 510-528-1678
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“ramen” (10 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
10546 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2821
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. This is a busy place, so get there early. The menu is extensive, including more sushi choices than you can imagine. This place is the real deal and the locals love...More

Thank Marsha W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

fun to see how all sushi is made. Wonderful quiet atmosphere perfect for a late dinner or needing time to relax

Thank Marina R J
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"...More

Thank lfodea
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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank KrisM32
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
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...More

Thank KarenElCerrito
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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