Kiraku Berkeley is an izakaya dining experience.
We are located at 2566B Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, CA.
As we take pride in sourcing fresh local ingredient, our menu is constantly changing with new items and specials on a regular basis.
We generally remain open until 10:30pm on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) and 12pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
If one were to analyze the Japanese mentality of the izakaya dining experience it would be to drink, order, eat, and repeat. In Japan it is common to order a glass (or pitcher) of draft beer upon seating, "toriaezu nama," and only then begin deciding what to eat. Often, diners will order slowly, choosing a few dishes at a time as to not overwhelm the appetite. The idea is to take the time to enjoy a variety of flavors and to create one's own perfect meal.