The food and drinks in Japan are so delicious and exciting, but our best Japanese dining experience was not in the fancy sushi or kaiseki restaurants — It was in the small alleys called Yokocho (横丁).  Yokocho, the narrow streets in Japan major cities are packed with many home-style mom & pop eateries tucked away…

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The welcoming, budget-friendly ramen restaurant boasts a warm and spacious interior, with cheerful service and plenty of room for groups. Along with ramen choices (including a 20-hour simmered tonkotsu, shoyu and shio broths), an appetizer menu includes Japanese-style fried chicken, agedashi tofu, various salads and a kid’s bowl of ramen for $5.50.

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muraccis near cal campus

Muracci’s is owned and operated by the husband & wife team, Yasuyuki and Tamiko Murata. Between them, they have over 60 years combined experience in the culinary business. They moved from their native Osaka to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000. They share a strong desire to provide delicious and fresh authentic Japanese food,…

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Koja

Koja Kitchen offers a signature brand of Gourmet/Fast Casual Korean and Japanese comfort food. Try the kamikaze fries, a crosscut fry topped with Korean BBQ Beef, kimchi, green onions, and drizzled with a signature sauce and Japanese sweet mayo or a beef burger with a pressed rice bun. Delicious and original!

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Kiraku

Kiraku delivers a genuine modern izakaya experience popular in Japan. Kiraku, which literally means to relax, wishes to ease the stress of daily life by providing beer, sake, small plates, and the atmosphere to enjoy company and conversation. When you first sit down and receive a warm oshibori towel, it will surely refresh your spirits…

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Sushi near Cal Campus

Katsumi Sushi is a cornerstone in the Berkeley community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Sushi restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

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