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Best quality sushi in Oakland or Berkeley?

Mission Jun 6, 2013 09:21 PM

Best quality sushi in Oakland or Berkeley?

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    judge dee Jun 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    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
      Ashley12 Jun 14, 2013 11:18 PM

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

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      Brentley Jun 9, 2013 04:10 PM

      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. Robert Lauriston Jun 7, 2013 08:20 AM


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        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          bbulkow Jun 7, 2013 10:42 AM

          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: bbulkow
            Robert Lauriston Jun 7, 2013 11:17 AM

            Kirala 2 is a takeout place.

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            Mission Jun 7, 2013 01:03 PM

            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
              sundeck sue Jun 7, 2013 05:42 PM

              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
                Mission Jun 7, 2013 08:44 PM

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

                She gets

                "Japanese Mountain Vegetable udon Ramen"

                Sounds great!

                1. re: Mission
                  drewskiSF Jun 7, 2013 09:14 PM

                  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
                    Tripeler Jun 8, 2013 04:29 AM

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

                    1. re: Tripeler
                      Mission Jun 8, 2013 10:25 AM

                      From Rikyu menu:

                      "Noodles in soup with Japanese mountain Veggies and Mushrooms"

                      Choice of Udon or Soba noodles.

                      1. re: Mission
                        Tripeler Jun 8, 2013 05:54 PM

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

                  2. re: sundeck sue
                    Robert Lauriston Jun 8, 2013 10:39 AM

                    The lunch menu does not mention ramen.


                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                      drewskiSF Jun 8, 2013 11:29 AM

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

                2. re: Robert Lauriston
                  MagicMarkR Jun 7, 2013 01:58 PM

                  +1 Uzen

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                  shanghaikid Jun 6, 2013 09:53 PM

                  best value, best sushi in oakland is GETA.

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