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  • Kirala Restaurant Review, Berkeley, 94705, Japanese Food, Sushi

    Kirala Restaurant Review, Berkeley

    Posted by Foodnut.com

    Reviewer: Foodnut.com


    2100 Ward St (At Shattuck)

    Berkeley, CA 94705


    Kirala Website

    Kirala Berkeley Exterior

    Kirala is a popular Japanese restaurant in Berkeley. They have 2 locations. The one in North Berkeley is a to go shop. They do no take reservations, so the place fills up rapidly. We came for lunch. They have a separate lunch menu as well as a sushi menu.

    Kirala Berkeley Interior

    Kirala Berkeley Sushi Bar

    Sushi Bar

    Decor, Vibe – Classic Japanese restaurant decor. Lots of workers in their 30′s and 40′s were eating lunch.

    Menu Pictures

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    Kirala Berkeley Menu 4

    Lunch Menu

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 3

    Sushi Menu

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    Kirala Berkeley Menu 12

    Dinner Menu

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 13

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 10

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 11

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 9

    Kirala Berkeley Menu 8

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    Wine List

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    Kirala Berkeley Sushi Special

    Sushi Lunch Special ($12.95) had 3 pieces of real crab California roll, hand rolled Unagi sushi, salmon ball, and 4 different types of fish sushi. Very good quality all around, even the miso soup was good.

    Kirala Berkeley Kitchen Lunch Special

    Kitchen Lunch Special ($11.25) came with a small chicken teriyaki, piece of cooked sea bass, and a Mushroom Soba noodle. Great variety and good quality all around. They have a sample the lunch special placed right near the front door every day.

    Kirala Berkeley Nabayaki Udon

    Nabayaki Udon ($8.75) with Batter fried shrimp tempura, poached egg & vegetables came out very hot and steam from the stove. Lots of noodles, fish cakes, a nicely tempura’d shrimp.


    Kirala Berkeley Seaweed Salad

    Seaweed Salad ($5.50) had Sesame seasoned seaweed mix and tasted average. Good quantity, but nothing special.


    Kirala has above average service. Lunch was a good deal. Dinner is more expensive, but they have a much more extensive dinner menu including many small plates of Robata grilled items. Cannot wait to try it sometime. They also have a large Sake selection. Wines by the glass start at $5.25, Bottles from a reasonable $23.
    This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the East Bay. Be sure to give it a try if you like Sushi.
    Berkeley Bowl is two blocks away, be sure to visit this interesting supermarket.

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    Kirala2 Berkeley Menu 1

    Kirala 2 To Go menu

    Kirala2 Berkeley To Go

    Kirala 2 To Go Selection

    Kirala 2 (To Go)
    1511-D Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Kirala on Urbanspoon

    Kirala Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

    Come Back?

    Food Rating: (Excellent)
    Service Rating: (Good)
    Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
    Value Rating: (Good)

    Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

    Alcohol:Beer, Wine, Sake
    Hours:Tue-Fri 11:30am- 2pm, Mon-Sat 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sun 5-9pm
    Prices:$6.50 - $21 (Lunch), $9.25 - $25.50 (Dinner)
    Posted on November 21st, 2008
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