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Norikonoko Japanese Restaurant

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2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975
+1 510-548-1274
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  • Excellent70%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

A Japanese friend and his husband, who lived many years in Japan, took us to Norikonoko. We were so glad they did so. It's outstanding — simple Japanese home-cooking in unpretentious, cozy, family-style surroundings. We shared plates of grilled tuna and pork, all served with...More

Thank wdlindsy
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Our group actually wanted to go to Kiraku which is almost just next door. There was a long line so we thought we'll pop down to the Japanese place next to it which is Norinoko. It was quite full too and we had to wait...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I have a long list of restaurants that we want to visit or revisit. I had not been at Norikonoko for a number of years. We went for dinner on a Friday night, and went early. The restaurant was operating just a...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 16 April 2016

My husband, Sophie (our golden doodle service dog), and I visited this place yesterday. Stellar food. We got 2 robata items - shiitake mushrooms and maui onions. Great pickles on the side. We got a rice ball with salted plum and bonito flakes. Yum. I...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our family has been going to Norikonoko for at least 25 years. We would bring our baby and her grandmother (obachan in Japanese). Noriko makes fresh Japanese side dishes every day. Her husband grills the robata (grilled veggies, fish or meat). This restaurant is similar...More

Thank AsanoFertig
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I've eaten here several times. It has an appealing rustic atmosphere but it needs to be cleaned up a bit. It's a greasy spoon but is not longer because the prices are somewhat higher than warranted. Based on what I've seen, it is just typical...More

Thank Oak L
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Walking on Telegraph Av., downtown Berkeley, you'll pass in front of a small, cute japanese restaurant, which you shouldn't miss. If you're having your meal early enough, you might get lucky and have great fish food in this cozy, family run restaurant. The ambience is...More

1  Thank lucasorriso
Reviewed 4 March 2010

I was recommended to this place by one of my friends and I was very pleased with it. The chicken is very tender and tasty, the fries are crunchy and the side sauces are delicious. I will definitely come back to Fonzies very soon. Joseph

Thank cachorrro
Reviewed 8 August 2009

We parked on a side street to go to Buffalo Exchange. I got out of the car and I could smell this incredibly great combo of chicken, onion and spices cooking. I forgot about Buffalo Exchange and started following my nose. I had passed the...More

Thank DDDRW
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Reviewed 23 June 2008

Portions are small, flavoring is sparce and prices are high. But it isn't by any means horrible.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:00
17:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:00
17:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:00
17:30 - 20:00
Saturday
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975 (Formerly Fonzie's Peruvian Chicken )
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-548-1274
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