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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” (65 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2100 Ward St, Berkeley, CA 94705-1016
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Very fresh sushi, very tasty grill, and good udon. The service is also tentative and very fast given the restaurant was very full. Everyone in our party was very happy after a good meal.

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 28 April 2018

It's been a few years since I've been to Kirala, so I decided to meet a co-worker here for lunch. First, the place opens at 11:30, and you have to be there before it opens because there will be a line before it opens. Once...More

Thank Shuweb-com
Reviewed 13 April 2018

People have been telling us about this restaurant for years and on this trip to the Bay Area we finally went tonight. Greeted at the door by the charming owner and manager, Kimiko, we were given a warm we,come and offered a choice of tables....More

Thank CaptainTrips1970
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I went alone however it was a great experience. Great sashimi with very good quality and great service. Price is fair. I really liked it.

Thank Bolicheboliche
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Superb food, friendly service. Nothing to fault. Can’t wait to go back!! Strongly recommended for anyone on the area.

Thank Fantinos2014
Reviewed 13 March 2018

A must visit if in Berkeley and can afford it. Even the grandchildren enjoyed it which we found amazing. In spite of the place not being very spacious they were very accommodating with the kids.

Thank Nando T
Reviewed 22 January 2018 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 22 January 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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