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2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
+1 510-549-3486
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (62 reviews)
“unagi” (5 reviews)
“edamame” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my mother suggested this restaurant, I knew it would be good since she is Japanese and grew up eating this food. She explained that we needed to arrive around 5:00 to be able to get a seat with relatively short wait. She was right!...More

Thank Rika K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Went for take away. Very busy restaurant. Had a drink at busy bar while waiting. It was worth the wait and returned a couple weeks later

Thank GaryHauler
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Arriving 5 minutes before opening on a Tuesday, there was already a line to get in. Within 15 minutes the tables were full and the serious work of eating great Japanese food commenced. And what great food it was! Starting with a rich and flavor...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 23 November 2017

An alumni from Cal I visit once a year friends & family in the Bay Area. Every time I make sure to at least once at Kirala. The food is fantastic with the best ingredients that you can find and the presentation is impeccable. The...More

Thank spitfirex
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nice options on menu here at reasonable prices. Our group sampled various dishes including sushi and entrees which were all well prepared and good. Service was satisfactory. It can get crowded here and while there is a bar area to wait for your table, it...More

Thank Skierz
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I had a great time w family and this place is busy!!! We had great service. The hot robata vegetables were very good!!! The spinach and seaweed salads good and light - small portion also. I thought some of the fish were excellent and others...More

Thank katravler
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I won't lie. When my Lyft driver dropped me off here, he laughed and I though: oh, shoot, what have I done? Fear not. This restaurant doesn't have atmosphere because it doesn't *need* atmosphere. It's small, cramped and noisy and no one cares. Because the...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Since Kirala is so good and so many people know of its reputation that standing in line for a table seems like a necessary requisite with every visit. The sushi is exquisitely prepared but it is the grilled meats and fish that take top honors....More

1  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

There was a long line but it is worth the wait. We had fried soft shell crab, hamachi sashimi, tofu & veggies stir fry noodle, seafood sashimi salad and BBQ chicken pepper. The busy crowded small place filled with decent service and great food. You...More

Thank Chia Li C
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Got a bunch of dishes to go. Much of the menu cannot be made to go - but the sushi and miso can. Looking forward to a return. Nice to sit at the bar and have a signature cocktail while waiting for food.

Thank GaryHauler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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