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17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
+1 413-528-4343
12:00 - 22:00
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on President's Day weekend. They were totally overwhelmed and the service was poor. The waiter could not communicate well. Sake came out at room temperature. The grilled vegetarian entree came without the ginger sauce. The brown rice was mushy. Really bad experience.

Thank almost406
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Valentines Day Nightmare! A true disappointment in service all around.This was my second time returning to Bizen and also indefinitely my last. From the moment we walked in barely greeted by a stressed out and less than friendly hostess, to witnessing an aggravated apparently over-seated waitress scolding the host telling her to her to not seat her for at least... More 

Thank retriangulated
Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you were ever wondering if healthy, even healing meals could be off-the-charts delicious, creative, and truly satisfying, Bizen Japanese restaurant offers a resounding "yes" to all of the above. We have been eating at Bizen for many years and have never been disappointed. The sushi is fresh, clean, and delicious, the simplest vegetables are cooked with deep appreciation and... More 

Thank Tom M
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132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have eaten at Bizet for many years- in fact if we are going to be anywhere near Great Barrington, we make sure to reserve a table. We have tried many dishes on the menu and have never been disappointed. Great fresh sushi every time! The cooked dishes are terrific too. It is dependably delicious!

1 Thank NYfolkgirl
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear NYfolkgirl On behalf of my entire staff I want to thank you for your supportive review and loyalty to Bizen. It gives us the inspiration and encouragement to continue doing what we do,which is gently nourishing body and spirit in the Berkshires, an oasis of tender,caring souls in a fractured world. With gratitude Michael More 

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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Came for an early dinner, and scored a nice table near the sushi bar. Got the last hamachi Kama and it was large and cooked to absolute perfection!! Chris the server, and Dan the sushi chef were simply the best in the business! I am from the Pacific NW, so the only downside is that the pricing is a little... More 

Thank Nodeh
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Nodeh Thank you for taking the time to write such a sweet review. I really appreciate it and my hard working staff does as well. It is so important when we get acknowledged by our clientèle which makes us work harder to please our valued customers whom we never take for granted Thank you Michael More 

North Chatham, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend. Hot, cramped restaurant. Must take shoes off on dirty floor. Too pricey for the quality. No standard sushi type options. Excellent Thai restaurant around the corner...

Thank buxomhoney
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

Dear Buxom OK is not even in the realm of possibilities to describe this restaurant. Please come back when the temperature is not 110 and a full house in the middle of August.Then I will point out the most extensive sushi list of over 50 sashimi items every day and a glorious selection of sushi rolls colorful and delicious. Now... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our last meal in the Berkshires here and it was delightful! We started with grilled scallops and then had the omasake-wonderful choice! Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was fantastic and I will definitely return when I visit. Can't wait to try more of the grill items or the traditional Japanese tea service.

1 Thank koluwa
Stratford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

While walking around Great Barrington, we stopped here for lunch on a Tuesday. I am always adventurous and Bizen proved to be a nice choice. They have an extensive menu but for lunch we wanted to go light, so bento box it was.

Thank Bob-1812
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

From the moment we walked in the door and smelled that fish odor, we should have turned around. It only went downhill from there. We were a large party and ordered plenty of sushi and cooked food, not one of us thought the food was good. Servers were very nice but very slow. Back to Baba Louies for best pizza... More 

Thank mindy g
bizensushi, Owner at Bizen, responded to this review

I would truly love to meet you Mindy G and treat you to sushi and personally show you the Bizen that 99% of our customers know and love. Because either you think sushi is a California roll with fake crab meat or you've never eaten blue fin tuna and Californian Sea Urchin, Tazmanian Salmon or fresh shucked live scallops. What... More 

Fairport, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday and put ourselves in entirely in Chef Michael's hands. We gave him a few ideas of things we like (for example uni) and were treated to one spectacular course after another. I could go on and on, but it is best if you experience it for yourself. The little side road location... More 

Thank FairportMark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1577
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-4343
Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japenese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?