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Sushi California

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2033 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1106
+1 510-548-0737
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I live in the Bay area for some years now, and Sushi Cal became one of my regular dinner places in Berkeley. The food is great, the chef knows what he is doing, beers and Japanese liquor are delicious and Fridays you have a band playing Jazz classics. Awesome!

2 Thank Peter W
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent sashimi, miso soup to die for and lemon chicken like no other! A most lucky find, as the salmon. Kama was simply award-winning for sure! Great staff: Friendly and very humble and professional. I am forced to wait patiently until I will have the chance to get back! I simply can't say enough GOOD about this place and look... More 

Thank Nodeh
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This is a small sushi place in the general UC Berkeley area (but two large blocks away). I ordered a sashimi combination, which was fine (nothing to complaint about, but also nothing to write home about). A large sashimi combination and a miso soup cost me $21 before tip. They seem to know what they are doing on the sushi... More 

Thank YM2000
Berkeley, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Great Japanese food in Berkeley, California. We've been going to this place for over ten years, always a delight. Fresh fish, always, and great service! We love the live music on Friday nights. Highly recommended.

1 Thank MarianaFerreira2013
Berkeley, California
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Sushi Cal is a Berkeley institution nestled onto the ground floor facing MLK near the new Trader Joe's. The family-owned restaurant is also family-run, the best seat in the house is on the counter where the chef-owner makes your sushi to order. The specials are the best indicator of what's best on the menu. I could do with slightly lower... More 

Thank BonneChere
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I haven't written a review on Trip advisor in a while, and definitely since the site renovation. But I came back just to tell everyone how LOUSY this restaurant is. I wrote an extensive review on yelp about my horrific dining experience, so I won't go into so much detail here. In brief, between waiting to be seated (even though... More 

Thank Karumira
San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

The sushi was solid - my SO loved the fish! And the vegetarian selections were also quite good, especially the Agadashi Tofu (something I order at every japanese restaurant I go to).

Thank Pomona2006
Grants Pass, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

The food and service was great. Awesome price and specials I would eat here again any day!

1 Thank Alamar4571
San Francisco Bay Area
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2009

The food was mediocre to poor. Soup was boring, spinach salad was tasteless except for the strong vinegar,the sushi was mushy and tasteless (I think it had been frozen).

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Reviewed 19 September 2008

They use the freshest ingredients. The Hokkaido Roll is terrific.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2033 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-548-0737

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?