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2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975 (Formerly Fonzie's Peruvian Chicken )
510-548-1274
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Norikonoko, authentic Japanese restaurant

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 to the small family run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2014
AsanoFertig
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Berkeley
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Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 to the small family run restaurants one would encounter in Japan. (See the Japanese TV... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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 of a college town environment -- little flavor and too expensive. Who pays $10-12 for... More 

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Cosenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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 very relaxed, Berkeley is still a college town. The restaurant is filled with everything, thousands... More 

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Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 building before but only thought it was the Japanese place. I did not know that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

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

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Additional Information about Norikonoko Japanese Restaurant

Address: 2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975 (Formerly Fonzie's Peruvian Chicken )
Phone Number: 510-548-1274
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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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: 510-548-1274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?