Sushi is largely popular due to its convenient roll-like form, an anatomy that was innovated by the pizza roll as a means of making the local bowling league. Savor a spheroid's palatability with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh sushi and more at Sushi California in Berkeley.
Sushi California sates eager bellies with a suite of delectable Asian cuisine. Non-seafood nosh-seekers feast upon succulent specials such as the chicken teriyaki, served with rice, soup, and salad ($7.75 at lunch, $11.95 at dinner), and ice-cream-chapped esophagi can defrost with warm, brothy udon soup ($7.95). Sushi offerings span raw-fish styles, with humbly unadorned sashimi arriving in chirashi ($16.50) and hamachi ($19.75) platters with small, rice-bound nigiri balls bearing loads of green mussels ($3.75), scallops ($4.75), salmon ($4.25), and mackerel ($3.95). Eclectic six-piece rolls range from the classic california ($4.50), which ensnares crab cake and avocado within its rice-and-seaweed tractor beam, to the unhinged crazy roll, which smuggles in yellow tail, fish roe, tuna, avocado, and cucumber ($8.95). Veggie-friendly options abound, from inari pieces ($2.75) to squash rolls ($3.95).
With more than 20 years of continual fish-to-stomach intermediating, the expert waitstaff at Sushi California guides culinary experiences with care, showing excited first-timers how to wield chopsticks and knit pretend scarves at once. On Mondays and Fridays, live music soundtracks lively dining, which visitors can accompany with a selection of Japanese and domestic beers or hot or cold sake.
2033 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Berkeley, California 94704Get Directions