Oakland >Food & Dining > Koryo Sushi
Koryo Sushi. Been going here for years. Great sushi, very fresh, good, fast service. Place fills up so it can sometimes take a while to get a seat. The neighborhood is fine for walking around in while you're waiting. They're open until 2 or 2:30 am - what's not to like. I recommend it to anyone who really likes sushi. Oh, the 49er roll is great.
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im truly sorry for those who were looking for decent restaurant reviews and stumbled onto this nonsense.
but... i must... write... this... frikkin... comment.
of course im going to give this restaurant a 10 cus i actually work there and have been working there for a coupla years now.
i have no idea who posted the last comment, and im only posting a reply cus its really pissing me off.
1) maybe u've briefly worked at miyozen or drunken fish (the sister restaurants), and ive actually been called out to work at these places, also. it doesnt seem like something they would do (with tip money) unless u were a horrible horrible worker and had to be trained over n over. POINT 1 is: do not make koryo sushi workers look bad or make our restaurant look bad when u dont even know wtf ur talking about. POINT 2 is: this is not a website where u talk sh*t about how ur old job treated u.
2) most of our customers are from all different areas and of various nationality. what the hell would we gain from treating them poorly according to... race... or nationality... or.. anything? POINT 3 is: maybe u were treated poorly cus u were a terrible terrible worker and have been fired n now ur just bitter.
3) the food on the conveyor belt at miyozen sits out all day? how would u know unless u worked at miyozen, not koryo? and if u are from miyozen and if u are who i think u might be, arent u the one who would take all the leftovers after shifts (so new food could be replaced onto the belt)?
i have so much more to write but will stop here.
P.S.-hey, ID"yourmamaana," next time u put up a public post talking nonsense, maybe u should spell right and get ur grammar right. u can find me at koryo sushi and talk to my face.
HORRIBLE!. I use to work here an quickly quit because there were so many things wrong with the way they would run things. For the first month they only tip you $5 then it goes up for $20 until they feel like you are ready. When you are ready since you haven't been there longer than the other servers they double the $20 and you get $40 when everyone elses gets a larger cut. Everyone ends up quiting so it must mean that something is wrong with the way they run there restaurants. It seems that most of there workers are foreign exchange students. It didn't matter that you worked all day it was still the same tip. The servers who have been working for awhile would pocket most of the tip. They also would talk bad about the other nationality workers behind there backs. They would openly speak about customers and even say offensive remarks. They would say that certain nationalities do not tip well because they are cheap, and that certain nationalites only eat certain things. The kitchen is unsanitary and the dishes are not properly wash and the food isn't being prepared in a clean environment. I've seen things dropped and picked up, fingers dipped in drinks and soup, etc. The conveyer belt at there restaurant Miyozen in Emeryville sits out all day. The sushi is made in the morning before the lunch crowd walks in and at the end of the day at 10 pm it is still sitting there for people to eat! I've worked in many restaurants and this is the worst one. It's not a surprise all there workers drop like flies. It is poorly run, dirty and the horrible fake owners should not be supported.
Koryo, Drunken Fish, and Miyozen Japanese Restaurant are a delicious and consistent choice in the East Bay Area.
Koryo is open late! Probably the latest in the east bay. Menus at all three locations offer familiar items as well as unique items at each of the restaurants.
Miyozen just opened this fall (2006) in Emeryville and is a welcome addition to the area.
Drunken Fish is a small intimate sushi spot that is always consistent and delicious. From sushi, maki, nigiri, and sashimi, they know what they're doing. There is also a wide selection of delicious Cold Sakes.
The food is always delicious and the service is great!
They have menus, pictures, and directions on their new Web site:
gotsushiandsake . c o m
best sushi in berkeley/oakland. not only is the sushi great but the restaurant is open late nite too. i believe they are open until 2am!
Great Sushi. Been going to Koryo for years and its always great! Definelty worth the 50 minute travel time from SJ! Try the Sashimi Salad, and spicey mussels, dynomite roll, and after those, make sure to try everything else!
Great sushi, great prices, open late!. I almost hate telling people about Koryo because I don't want it to be over run by customers. It is open til 1:30 am most nights and has great service, food and prices. The rolls are huge and everything is made quickly. A great place to eat anytime, but especially when only jack in the box, ?denny's or some other lame fastfood place is open.
BEST IN THE BAY. Their sushi is FRESH, VERY VERY GOOD, and very CHEAP. It's a little restaurant in Oakland where people actually WAIT (on busy weekends) up to 45 mins to be seated. But there's a reason why... for starters, I suggest their California Rolls and Spider Rolls. After you try them, tell me what you think! Let's just say, I don't ever really go to other places for sushi anymore!
Good Late Nite Sushi.
Late night sushi may be an oxymoron, but if that's what you crave than this is the place for you. We found that some dishes lacked quality, but made up for it in quantity (salmon sashimi dinner).
TRY THIS: dynamite & 49er roll.
THINK ABOUT THIS: Salmon sashimi
AVOID THIS: Crunch Roll .... *gag!*
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