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Ippuku

€€ - €€€Japanese, Asian
2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
+1 510-665-1969
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“yakitori” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“skewers” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is close to CAL. Narrow space with booths on one side and large areas for 4 or more on the other. It seemed shoes were off on the large side. Front door open so the spots near the front are cold. Heaters provided...More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ippuku specializes in grilled chicken. For about $8 you can get two skewers of thighs, breast, neck, knuckle or other parts. We got the thigh which was ten medium sized bites. We also ordered fried smelt, a soup and a large perfectly cooked piece of...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally went here with a Japanese person! She ordered for the table and we had many little plates of delicious traditional Japanese 'pub food.' It was all good, but a little too salty for several of our palates.

Thank UncleChuckles
Reviewed 6 December 2017

and the table was warmed from underneath which was much appreciated on a cold day!!! so many delicious choices and you reach capacity and wish there was room for more...the pacing is great so you have a chance to share and appreciate the delightful flavors...More

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I can see the hype as the atmosphere makes you feel like in Japanese street. The food was a bit overrated. Tiny portions and some chicken skewers were not cooked well. The pork was way better. The pork belly was good. Would do Brazilian or...More

Thank Sevdalina S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

There's no local restaurant quite like Ippuku: lovely booths, warm service, and unique Japanese food. This is one place not to miss!

Thank bradbunnin
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The food was decent, simple dishes and didn't really stand out in the creativity aspect. The portion of the food was very petite and it was pricy. Be aware - they charge $7.00 per person, so call table charge.

Thank 2Travelnuts101
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This restaurant made two mistakes with our reservation and then herded us through our meal like we were cattle. I called on Monday to make a reservation for Saturday. Rather than having an individual answer the phones during the day to take reservations, they leave...More

Thank RobertCasebeer
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We've been coming to Ippuku for several years and were very disappointed in the service this past Sunday, Oct 01. We had a reservation and waited about 5 minutes to be seated. After about 5 minutes we got glasses of water. And then we sat...More

Thank Ayp031352
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The short story is the service was so bad we had to finish our meal at another restaurant. You walk in excited by the casual, interesting atmosphere. You are soon disappointed by the staffs lack of knowledge about their menu and it is difficult to...More

Thank Lance A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 Ctr, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-665-1969
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