3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Restaurant

4290 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 653-7672
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    1 ratingApril 19, 2016

    When I walked in and asked about gluten free options, they told me they can't accommodate it.

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    1 ratingDecember 06, 2014

    Not safe. :/ To be fair, the carefully discussed roll (tuna, tobiko, salmon) and the ikura nigiri with tamari were fine, but then they offered me miso soup. Now, miso CAN be gluten-free, so I asked whether it was. Waitress said yes, but...cue itchiness, sensation issues, and hand tremor. We'll see tomorrow how bad the exposure was, but this is super-disappointing. (Could totally be cross-contamination, of course; perhaps the miso was good but other ingredients were cut on the same board or mixed within -- there is a TON of fried stuff on Shimizu's menu, loads of breading integrated in rolls and entrees.)

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2012

    The food is reliably good, and the service is so great it takes all my willpower to not engage in extreme overtipping. For authentic Japanese-style cuisine, I don't know that it's the best in the neighborhood, but for American-style sushi, it's quite good. Love going here!

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2012

    1 celiac, 1 severely gluten sensitive, and 1 mildly gluten sensitive person walk into a tiki bar.... no this isnt a joke but the reality of my sunday night. my friends and I had just visited kona tiki bar and after strong drinks found ourselves in need of food before we continued our night out. we all ordered rolls and sake and left without getting glutened which is a rare occurrence in a Japanese restaurant. I had a delicious finding nemo roll without teriyaki sauce and added tamari to it

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2012

    They will bring gluten free soy sauce to your table if you ask, and the staff is super friendly!


  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant
  • Sushi
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
12 pm - 10 pm
12 pm - 9:30 pm

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