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“Definitely overrated”
Review of Bizen

Bizen
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Japanese Gourmet Restaurant, Sushi Bar, Robata Charcoal Grill, Extensive selection of grilled fish, salads and tempura, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options, Dairy Free and Sugar Free Desserts, Kaiseki-traditional Cuisine of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, private Tea Ceremonies, Bizen Pottery Gallery of Ceramicist Michael Marcus
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is a severely overrated restaurant. The service is chaotic, in the weekends it is far too full and the food is so so at best. And far too expensive. Eat here if you have no idea what good Japanese food tastes like, otherwise it's a must to avoid.

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Thank StephenGeven
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had a selection of sushi, yakitori and a few appetizers. The food was very good and tasted fresh and authenthic. Service was good but the decor is a bit dated and we found it all a bit pricey for what you get.

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Thank MarioPizza
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We live in the Berkshires and long ago came to the conclusion that Bizen had an undeserved popularity.

On a recent weekend a sushi-starved grandson insisted on trying Bizen again. The definition of stupid is trying something again expecting a different result. It wasn't.

The food was sub par -- the dragon roll, sushi, the eel dinner, the duck.

The service was good but couldn't make up for the fundamentally flawed cuisine. The entrees came out of the kitchen over a twenty minute period leaving us the choice of cold dinners or eating while our table mates sat watching and waiting.

Try another Japanese restaurant in the Berkshires such as Koto in Pittsfield.

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2  Thank Carlaudia
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

For a family of four, all eating sushi, the cost is about $200. For this price, I expect a table cloth. Without a table cloth the restaurant should be spotless. Two friends mentioned they will not return unless Michael, the owner, invests some money and cleans the restaurant. The grill ventilation seems to be lacking since there seems to be a film of grease on every table.

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Thank GWTO
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I do have high standards for sushi. Unfortunately, Bizen was not up to my standards. The rice was overcooked and fell apart very easily. The fish was hit or miss. The salmon and tuna rolls were ok. The rest was not that great. I did not try any of their other dishes, but it looks like they have quite a variety of non-sushi entrees. The price was definitely on the high side for what you get.

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Thank Romans5
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