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3201 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2750 (Alcatraz Ave.)
+1 510-652-6157
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Anaheim, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice little Japanese restaurant. Food was well prepared and fresh. Yakitori, soba, gyoza and sashimi were all top notch. I would visit again. There is also free parking in the grocery store next door if eating at the restaurant.

Thank RandallF16
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is my go-to neighborhood spot for Japanese food! Rockridge has many restaurants to offer, but this restaurant will satisfy any sushi fan. The fish is always fresh, the rolls are tasty, and the bento box is a tough one to beat. Besides the great food, there is always great service and a nice little neighborhood feeling. It is... More 

Thank Lisa S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We often get sushi here for "take out." Service is quick, and the seafood is very fresh. The chef's selection is a great choice that includes delicious miso soup. Whether you eat in or carry out, you can't miss.

Thank dwisland
Oakland, California
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270 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Best sushi in Oakland/Berkeley area, and can compete with some high-end (very expensive) places in the city. The location itself is a neighborhood place, with a little counter then tables. We take the counter and treat ourselves to Omakase - the chef's selection. Be ready to be "wowed" if you do this. You'll be treated to a selection of very... More 

Thank GPToak
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Took my son and his girlfriend out for a nice meal. Big portions, good food. We had good service. Tempura was crispy, combination dinner with noodles and hearty soup dishes were great.

Thank B J K
Berkeley, California, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We dine here often (mostly Saturday lunch), and tend to change up the order each time. I like the tempura (nice and crispy), my other half liked the miso soup (would bring some extra home for later) and the teriyaki or tonkatsu, and we both like the sushi and sashimi (extremely fresh). Service is always great and the sake list... More 

Thank David_deF
Oakland, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I've decided to write reviews of all the ramen available within walking distance of my house. Ramen is one of my favorite comfort foods. I crave ramen when I have a cold because it soothes my throat while it fills my stomach. I eat ramen when I'm hungry but don't want to end up overly full. I love broth and... More 

Thank Laurie L
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The waitstaff left much to be desired, however we sat at the sushi bar and got amazing personalized recommendations and service from the sushi chef. We ordered and were served directly by the chef. I have never liked salmon sashimi, but we ordered a second order as it was so tender and delicious! A wonderful meal!

Thank Alexandra H
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

I come here once or twice a month, usually for lunch, and almost always order a bento box of salmon, veggie teriyaki, miso soup, rice, salad. Consistently good -- not memorably outstanding, but always good.

Thank Jack G
Berkeley, California
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304 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Of the dozen or so Japanese restaurants within a two-mile radius of my home, Mitama ranks in the top one-third. With only one exception over the years, the meals there have always been satisfying. The menu is very extensive, with perhaps 20 choices of appetizers, an assortment of salads, a dozen or so soba/udon options, roughly 30 choices for nigiri... More 

Thank Andreas G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2750
    (Alcatraz Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART station and AC Transit bus.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-652-6157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?