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Map1830 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Japanese
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Shotaro “Sho” Kamio, formerly of Yoshi’s fame, strikes out on his own in the intimate digs long inhabited by the beloved O Chame, with Iyasare filling it with charm, refinement, and elevated cuisine. It’s hipper, livelier, and louder, but when the food—any food—arrives, all attention turns to the plate, which reflects Kamio’s upbringing in Japan’s rural northeastern T_hoku region. The Iyasare’s dinner menu has three fanciful sections: raw, cured, salad; roasted, tempura, steamed; and sumi grilled, sauté, pan roasted. Lunch is a more down-home affair and features familiar Japanese-restaurant offerings. Everything calls us back. Feeling well taken care of is an appropriate hallmark of Kamio’s solo venture. The restaurant name came in compassionate response to the devastating 2011 T_hoku earthquake. Iyasare means “to be healed,” and Kamio’s culinary vision and genius are as much about nurturing as they are about innovation. Serves lunch and dinner daily.

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Location: Berkeley-Fourth Street
Price: $$-$$$
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Credit Cards Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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