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Sushi in Albany, Berkeley, or El Cerrito

Mokeymoke Jun 3, 2005 05:12 PM

Hi, we just moved to Albany and we're craving sushi. I know that Kirala is good in Berkeley but it's a bit above our price range. Would you recommend a good sushi place that has reasonable prices? BTW, we would bring our 2 year old so it has to be somewhat family friendly. Thanks!

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    Kevin Leong RE: Mokeymoke Jun 3, 2005 07:25 PM

    Yusan rules sushi. Big slice of fish. Very fresh. Yusan-san is so serious about his sushi that he does not serve the ends (he throws them away). After you try Yusan, you will never eat in another place.

    Service is slow because only Yusan-san and his son (Kaz) behind the sushi bar. Everything is good there.

    Located across from HomeDepot.

    -- Kevin

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      Melanie Wong RE: Kevin Leong Jun 3, 2005 08:08 PM

      Kevin, thanks for the unique tips you've shared. Is this the place?

      Yusan Sushi
      (510) 233-0606
      11866 San Pablo Ave
      El Cerrito, CA 94530

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        Kevin Leong RE: Melanie Wong Jun 4, 2005 09:57 PM

        Yeap... if you want to seat on the sushi bar. Make reservation.

        -- Kevin

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          Brian Stack RE: Kevin Leong Jun 5, 2005 09:56 PM

          I've never had a problem with seating at the Sushi Bar or at a table in the Sushi bar if we go early. It's pretty calm from 5:30 to about 7:00. Yusan's is a great value with incredible fish. They'll put a nice take out order together for you also.

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        Shep RE: Kevin Leong Jun 3, 2005 09:25 PM

        Best hamachi kama I ever had was at Yusan.

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        anniebananie RE: Mokeymoke Jun 4, 2005 12:25 AM

        I like Sushi Sho on Solano a lot. When we were there a while back, another customer said that that's where the area chefs come for a late-night meal when their kitchens close--no clue if that's so. It's a very peaceful place--not sure how it would work w/ a toddler. And there's Kirala on Shattuck, near the Berkeley Bowl, which has very good sushi as well--long lines, no reservations is the only down-side.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Mokeymoke Jun 4, 2005 11:28 AM

          I like Banzai Sushi, 1019 Camelia St. near 10th (behind REI) in Berkeley. Family-run, friendly.

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