Kakui features exquisite sushi,
Kakui features exquisite sushi, designer rolls, fresh ingredients and fabulous service. There's a couple small tables outside for dining al fresco. The ambience inside is warm, attractive and inviting. The small number of tables means the noise is kept to a low hum. Excellent, attentive service - hardly any waiting.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Sushi, Fine Service
We haven't experienced the service issues previously discussed other than one busier night we had to ask for our check well after finishing our meal. The sushi continues to be some of the best available in the East Bay (including real crab, warm unagi, creatively presented rolls) at a reasonable price point, and the brussels sprouts are one of our favorite cooked dishes. Definitely a neighborhood gem with a contemporary atmosphere.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Unique & Delicious
Mouth watering rolls and very fresh sashimi.
Service was a little less attentive than we like, plates left on the table a little too long and water not refilled without gesturing to a server, but that's the only complaint. The menu is unique and inventive, causing many moans of delight from our table.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
An unusual approach to Japanese
While it is not billed as a 'small plate' place, this is how four of us dealt with it, to great success. We ordered an array of appetizers, salads, one entree, one sushi, one sashimi, and it was enough food and all excellent, perhaps especially the kale salad with a very spicy sauce. We especially liked the sake tasting menu: three significant servings of matched brew, placed side by side, with an information card explaining them. Three arrays of three were available.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food; always fresh and high quality. The servers are very friendly and the service is good. The only negative I had was that if you order numerous dishes, they are all brought out one right after the other and since the tables are not so big, it becomes a problem. My advice: order one dish at a time, order the next dish just as you're finishing the one you're eating.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Imaginative rolls, excellent, good portion sashimi.
Definitely going back. Servers very accommodating.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a long day of travel moving from the East Coast. When I landed my luggage didn't, so instead of waiting around the airport for two hours I went to my Open Table app and found this place for Sushi. I was fast and friendly service, healthy, and good sushi. It was a great first dining experience in my new city. I will be back.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kakui was a fantastic, local sushi restaurant. The owner is gracious and attentive. Unfortunately, our last trip several things have gone downhill.
- Plates, chipped one on our table, one on the neighboring table
- Rice was under cooked and hard
- Saki availability, which was a shining star of this place was lacking. They were out of some of the best.
Still good. Sushi still wonderful. But I'm hopeful the attention to detail doesn't slip.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super fresh and high quality
Visited two times with kids in tow. Both times amazingly good fish. First time service was friendly but very spotty, however, the server was brand new. The second time, the service was much sharper. Elegant interior so good for a kid-free date night too. . A bit more expensive than some places, but it is so close and convenient and without a long wait, that it makes the slightly higher cost more than worth it.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi is exceptional so far
Sushi is exceptional so far I have loved everything I have eaten. I keep trying new sushi every time I go.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place has such food. The Miso Kale is awesome and the fish is always fresh. Great for any occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM