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Kiraku Japanese Restaurant

2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2900
+1 510-848-2758
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
££ - £££
2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2900
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

While traveling for work we were fortunate enough to be right around the corner from this place and boy did we enjoy our selves. The food is unique, fresh and AWESOME. We will be back soon.

Thank WrMadMan
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This cozy restaurant on Berkeley's Telegraph Ave is a gem! The wait staff are attentive, and there is an extensive variety of seafood, beef pork and vegetarian small plates, great for sharing....will definitely come back!

Thank vjsjmb
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge real sushi fan. This is my first time at an Izakaya restaurant, which is basically a Japanese Tapas restaurant. This place will form a line so make sure you get there early or reserve a place for sure. The service is great...More

Thank GZCS
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Japanese drinking establishment. Don't skip the sashimi- it's fresh and delicious. Fried items are also good and save room for a rice dish like ochazuke.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

With gluten sensitivities, it can be quite a challenge eating out. Our waitstaff at Kiraku was very knowledgeable of the menu and recommended the gf food for us. Moreover, the food was delicious and amazing. With excellent customer service and yummy food, we are definitely...More

Thank JJ_EATS228
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I found this place years ago by mistake and have been hesitant to review, because I didn't want to make it more popular and increase my wait time. I've been back several times since then, and it just keeps getting better. A friend, who is...More

Thank powderhound11
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Incredible food and completely unique, unlike any other Japanese restaurant you'll ever visit. Every small dish is a treat. The the warm saki is delightful. Be sure to make a reservation -- unless you like waiting in line for long periods.

Thank Q3471JKlouisem
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

So bring along someone who understands Japanese food and can explain the many variations and tastes. Really enjoyed the duck breast and the smelt tempura, tasted other dishes and loved the beef stick and rice, along with rice wine and even the fresh tofu was...More

1  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small Japanese restaurant offered up some of the best Japanese dishes my wife and I have eaten in the US and she is Japanese. It is small and we were fortunate to get there just before it opened at 5:30 and get a seat....More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you know the food type, this is a must dine. Ask for instructions about the menu and the order/progression. Everything is delicious. They serve beer, saki and shochu. Also know it's $30 minimum per person - easy to do if hungry. Can make reservations...More

Thank scottfamilyranch
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-848-2758
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