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2549 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA | Directions 9450137.763675 -122.238430
Great Food and Service – The first time I went there, I was pregnant with my first out of 4 children, 16 years ago...I was hooked. The owner is the most pleasant, friendly hostess I've ever met so it made the food even taste better than it already was. Through out all of my pregnacies...I had to go there every other week for their delicious teriyaki salmon and tempura. My children love it...especially when the owner brings them their little treat. I love when she brings me my little treat too...plum wine in a little port glass. If you like going to Alameda...you have to try Kamakuras
Alameda Fish – A cute place with very nice service. All the fish is good but not special. The staff is attractive and friendly. The sushi chef's did an excellent job of making a special order to perfection.
Editorial Review – Traditional specialties and sushi served in this Japanese restaurant that also displays a collection of artwork by Japanese artist Otsuka.
Great place! – My first visit was great. The sushi were fresh. I loved it. I visited the restaurant the second time a few days after that, and this time it wasn't so great. The sushi were average. The rice wasn't as good as the first time I visited there. The service was okay. Waiters and waitresses are very friendly to the people that they knew, but to me, they're okay. They weren't as friendly to me as to the people that they knew. The service wasn't as good as some of the reviews that I read from here. So far, I thought the restaurant is better than average. Worth a try. I gave it a 8 out of 10.
Memories – Smiling and friendly proprietor Faith is almost ever-present at this quintessential Alameda location for sushi. A large selection of sushi is offered at excellent prices. However, the wait can be considerable if you decide to go on a weekday without a reservation. It is conveniently open late, and on multiple occasions a last-minute decision has been made to go there after everything else has closed. Service is absolutely wonderful; try celebrating your birthday here. A box of rice candy is given to every kid, delighting and intriguing them. Their chefs are experienced; they've been here almost as long as I can remember.
GREAT SERVICE – The service was great. They close at 10pm.. when i got there was like 9:57, and still eventhou it was almost closed they treat me really good. They even got me the plum wine which was great, while i was waiting for my sushi to go.. The sushi is also verry good.. I love the atmosphere, the food, and the service makes you feel like at home.. I really recomend this place.. !!!!!!!
My Favorite Japanese Restaurant – Kamakura is responsible for getting me hooked on Japanese food and it is still my favorite place to go. Why? Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Great prices. Friendly staff. The owner, Faith not "Grace", is there every nite to take care of the customers and mingle. Nice birthday treat. Complimentary plum wine after every meal. Where else do they give you more rice for your doggy bag? It's the little things like that make a big difference.
Maybe the best sushi anywhere – Anyone who has discovered this odd place has perhaps discovered the best sushi in the Bay Area. Caution: it's packed most of the time with weird locals who have turned into sushi fantatics. Their fish selection is unmatched..always fresh. And their odd rolls are worth trying too. All that is missing is a great sake selection..sigh.
Very authentic – This restaurant offers very authentic Japanese food. The entrees really tastes as if they take care in the preparation. This place gets busy but its well worth the wait.
Sushi with the Love of a Japanese Mother – If you haven't been to Mrs' Yamato's Kamakura restaurant in Alameda, you're missing out. As the owner at 70+ years old, she still works 12 hour days and is always dressed to impress. The service and attention to detail is unbelievable. The food is worth getting excited about and coming back often makes you a regular.
Plum wine is served as "compliments" of Mrs. Yamato and the Passion Roll is worth waiting for. Enjoy
And, if you're celebrating a birthday, you'll get a hande carved apple and a signed b-day card. Not found everywhere. Right?
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