Norikonoko - Berkeley

I’ve been watching Samurai Gourmet and Solitary Gourmet, a couple of Japanese food-porn shows, and wanted to go to one of those homey, old-school places they always feature. Norikonoko is the closest thing I know of around here.

Salmon onigiri was made fresh with warm rice, very nice.

The goma ae was a bit sweet for my taste but otherwise first-rate.

Mackerel in miso with burdock special, $24. Everything was fresh and very nice.

Around 7:00 pm on a Saturday the place was almost empty, while 20 or more people were standing around waiting for tables at Kiraku a few doors down. Makes no sense to me.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/11/27/in-berkeley-slide-the-door-for-homey-japanese-food/

https://www.zomato.com/berkeley-ca/norikonoko-berkeley/menu

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