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Bizen

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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
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12:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for an early dinner, and scored a nice table near the sushi bar. Got the last hamachi Kama and it was large and cooked to absolute perfection!! Chris the server, and Dan the sushi chef were simply the best in the business! I am from the Pacific NW, so the only downside is that the pricing is a little... More 

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Thank Nodeh
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Nodeh Thank you for taking the time to write such a sweet review. I really appreciate it and my hard working staff does as well. It is so important when we get acknowledged by our clientèle which makes us work harder to please our valued customers whom we never take for granted Thank you Michael More 

North Chatham, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend. Hot, cramped restaurant. Must take shoes off on dirty floor. Too pricey for the quality. No standard sushi type options. Excellent Thai restaurant around the corner...

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Thank buxomhoney
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Buxom OK is not even in the realm of possibilities to describe this restaurant. Please come back when the temperature is not 110 and a full house in the middle of August.Then I will point out the most extensive sushi list of over 50 sashimi items every day and a glorious selection of sushi rolls colorful and delicious. Now... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our last meal in the Berkshires here and it was delightful! We started with grilled scallops and then had the omasake-wonderful choice! Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was fantastic and I will definitely return when I visit. Can't wait to try more of the grill items or the traditional Japanese tea service.

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Thank koluwa
Stratford, Connecticut
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

While walking around Great Barrington, we stopped here for lunch on a Tuesday. I am always adventurous and Bizen proved to be a nice choice. They have an extensive menu but for lunch we wanted to go light, so bento box it was.

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Thank Bob-1812
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

From the moment we walked in the door and smelled that fish odor, we should have turned around. It only went downhill from there. We were a large party and ordered plenty of sushi and cooked food, not one of us thought the food was good. Servers were very nice but very slow. Back to Baba Louies for best pizza... More 

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Thank mindy g
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

I would truly love to meet you Mindy G and treat you to sushi and personally show you the Bizen that 99% of our customers know and love. Because either you think sushi is a California roll with fake crab meat or you've never eaten blue fin tuna and Californian Sea Urchin, Tazmanian Salmon or fresh shucked live scallops. What... More 

Fairport, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday and put ourselves in entirely in Chef Michael's hands. We gave him a few ideas of things we like (for example uni) and were treated to one spectacular course after another. I could go on and on, but it is best if you experience it for yourself. The little side road location... More 

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Thank FairportMark
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great food and very fresh! Beautiful restaurant.. great wait staff... I have been here many times... Always wonderful!

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Thank DonaAria
New Jersey
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bizen in Great Barrington, MA offers a wide array of Japanese cuisine served from its summer specials, sushi bar, Robata charcoal grill and Kaiseki menus. Our B&B hostess recommended Bizen and made reservations on a busy weekend in the Berkshires. We were seated near the sushi bar in a dining room that is in need of fresh paint and more... More 

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Thank stardustdrive
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Stardustdrive Thank you for taking your precious time to review Bizen and give such a complimentary assessment. I see that you ordered a mix of our contemporary sushi rolls and more traditional noodle dishes concocted by our master Kaiseki chef Mito who prepares cuisine for the Japanese Tea Ceremony called Kaiseki which I would encourage you to reserve the... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have been eating at Bizen since they opened. Tonite we had another wonderful dinner. Salad to start, greens very fresh. We ordered an Omikaze platter. The fish was fresh and flavorful, with large generous pieces of sashimi. It also came with sushi and an interesting roll. Service was attentive. We had a leisurely dinner, enjoying every bite. If you... More 

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Thank joyceg527
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Joyceg527 I want to personally thank you for your kind review that validates all the hard work my staff does to make your meal special and memorable. Thank you also for recognizing the generosity and quality that we strive to maintain every day. A restaurant like Bizen can only exist from year to year because of the support of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I visited Bizen last year and enjoyed our food. The restaurant was busy that night and packed with people, but the sushi was unique and tasty, so we planned to take our daughter this year on her day off from working at a camp. Since our visit last year, I was diagnosed and needed to go completely... More 

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1 Thank Jill S
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Jill S. I am not writing this response to win you back or make excuses about what happened when you tried to dine with us this Summer. All I can say to you is a big 'I'm sorry' for the total disconnect and miserable experience you had at Bizen. As the owner I take every single guest we have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
Description
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery

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