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Kirala is an upscale Japanese restaurant serving classic sushi dishes, as well as unique robata grill specials. The interior of the restaurant offers soft yellow lighting, while the tables and chairs are painted a beautiful shade of dark red. Guests can sit in one of the comfortable booths or sit at the sushi bar where they can watch their rolls being made. Kirala's menu has many of the signature sushi dishes diners have come to expect: California, Philadelphia, rainbow and many other rolls are available. There is also a full selection of sashimi and nigiri available, to be ordered a la carte or as part of a combination plate. Where Kirala stands out is in its robata grilled entrees. These are meats and vegetables that are cooked up hibachi-style and served with a unique blend of sauces and spices.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines


  • Hours of operation


  • Phone number

    (510) 549-3486

  • Dress code

    Business Casual


Deep Fried

  • Tempura Dinner$17.25

    three batter fried shrimp and vegetables

    • Vegetable Tempura$12.75

      batter fried mixed vegetables

      • Tonkatsu Dinner$16.25

        deep fried tenderloin pork with bread crumbs

        • Unagi Tenju$16.75

          eel & vegetables deep fried in light tempura batter over rice


          • Yosenabe Dinner$16.50

            assorted seafood & vegetables cooked in fish broth

            • Sukiyaki Dinner$16.25

              sliced beef & vegetable cooked in special sauce

              • Nabeyaki Udon$10.25

                hot noodle in soup, topped with poached egg, shrimp tempura & vegetables


                • Ginger Beef$16.95

                  sliced beef cooked with special ginger sauce

                  • Seafood Yakiudon$13.75

                    sauteed seafood & vegetables over stir fried noodles


                    • Beef Teriyaki$19.95

                      grilled rib eye steak with kirala's teriyaki & ponzu sauce

                      • Chicken Teriyaki$15.95

                        grilled boneless chicken with kirala's teriyaki sauce

                        • Salmon Teriyaki$17.25

                          grilled fresh salmon with kirala's special sauce

                          • Hamachi Teriyaki$17.95

                            grilled yellow tail fillet with kirala's special sauce

                            • Saba Shioyaki$15.25

                              grilled home marinated mackerel with grated radish

                              • Unajyu$15.95

                                cooked fresh water eel over rice with special sauce.


                                • Sashimi

                                  fresh sliced red tuna and albacore tuna

                                  • 10pcs$19.25
                                • Deluxe Sashimi

                                  five kinds of fresh sliced raw fish tuna, bonito, salmon, albacore, and yellow tail

                                  • 15pcs$25.50


                                • Sushi Dinner$17.25

                                  seven assorted nigiri sushi and spicy tuna roll

                                  • Deluxe Sushi Dinner$23.25

                                    nine assorted nigiri sushi and tekka roll

                                    • Chirashi Sushi Dinner$19.95

                                      assorted raw, cooked seafoods & vegetables over rice

                                      • Tekka Don Dinner$19.95

                                        sliced raw tuna & vegetables over sushi rice

                                        • Hosomaki Dinner$13.00

                                          three kinds of roll sushi (tekka, kappa, and oshinko)

                                          • Futomaki Dinner$13.00

                                            egg, mushroom, spinach, pickled radish, kanpyo, denbu (mashed & seasoned fish), and eel in a big roll

                                            • Inari Dinner

                                              sushi rice stuffed in sweet fired bean curd

                                              • 6pcs$9.25

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                                            1. W


                                              San Francisco

                                              44 reviews


                                              44 reviews

                                              Reviewed on August 18, 2016


                                              Kirala, a long-time Berkeley institution, has the best sushi I have eaten anywhere! Great to go at lunchtime, when it isn't too crowded and there's no line. In the evening, expect a line out the door. It does move somewhat quickly. You can choose to wait at the bar (where you can eat a more limited menu) or hang on the line and talk to your companions and others from the neighborhood. It's the only restaurant that doesn't take reservations where I will eat. It's worth it.


                                            Kirala is rated 4 stars by 1 OpenTable diners.

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