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Jun 6, 2013 09:21 PM

Best quality sushi in Oakland or Berkeley?

Best quality sushi in Oakland or Berkeley?

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  1. best value, best sushi in oakland is GETA.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        How is Kirala 2?

        In Berkeley - as Berkeley is 20 minutes from Oakland in many parts - I used to go to Sushi Ko. It's tolerable but service was always terrible - I would only go when I want to linger.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Has any one tried Rikyu Sushi?

          I live very close by...but have never tried it.

          I think its owned by a ex Kirala Sushi chef?

          5335 College Avenue, Oakland

          1. re: Mission

            I went for lunch recently and had their ramen, which I had read on this Board was only available for lunch and was really good. I concur that it is (really good).

            Made a note to go back for the sushi.

            1. re: sundeck sue

              My vegetarian friend says the Ramen is great at Rikyu too.

              She gets

              "Japanese Mountain Vegetable udon Ramen"

              Sounds great!

              1. re: Mission

                Interesting. Last I was at lunch Tonkotsu (pork bone) was the only Ramen broth.

                Though with 'udon' in the name I wonder if it's ramen noodles subbed into their udon.

                1. re: Mission

                  The name "Udon Ramen" sounds weird. Two completely different kinds of noodles.

                  1. re: Tripeler

                    From Rikyu menu:

                    "Noodles in soup with Japanese mountain Veggies and Mushrooms"

                    Choice of Udon or Soba noodles.

                    1. re: Mission

                      This makes a lot more sense, and seems quite normal by Japanese standards.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    It's not on the menu. Just a piece of paper taped to the window.

              2. Rikyu is good and more importantly easier to get into than Kirala (which turns into a madhouse 5 minutes after it opens).

                The people that run Rikyu are quite nice and have added staff over the past number of years as the business has stabilized.

                Highly recommended our favorite sushi place in oakland/berkeley.

                1. If the location can be broadened to East Bay, then my favorite is Yume in Alameda followed closely by Sushi Sho in El Cerrito.

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                  1. re: judge dee

                    Yume is definitely the best. But the value is at Geta. Kirala is also pretty consistent. Yoshi's and Ozumo are both okay.

                  2. We haven't had sushi in quite a while, and want to remedy the situation. I'm reviving this post to see if anything has changed.

                    Uzen used to be our go-to sushi place. Is it still a good choice? Anything new or better?

                    [BTW, yes, I've been to Kirala. Yes, it's good. And yes, I am a grumpy old guy, and no longer have the patience it requires.]