Nanayiro serves quality Japanese food you can afford

Good Japanese food can be hard to come by. The flavor and authenticity of the food often get lost in the grease and processed taste that often accompany delivery-style Japanese places. Luckily, there are some establishments in Berkeley, like Nanayiro, that serve quality Japanese meals. Located amid the array of
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Sick of Thai Basil? Check out Plearn Thai Kitchen

Shattuck Avenue is home to plenty of popular restaurants that students frequent. Situated just a few doors down from the bustling Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen is another restaurant that markets itself as a kitchen: Plearn Thai Kitchen. This restaurant, popular among the student population, is a small and cozy place that serves
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Real ice cream is in season at Rockridge’s Smitten

Today’s delicious ice cream contains a plethora of emulsifiers, preservatives and who knows what else. Most food is processed, and this is done far away from the origin of the ingredients. Smitten Ice Cream wants to make customers fall in love with the idea of what true ice cream should
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Namaste Indian Food: Almost Authentic

There are several Indian restaurants in Berkeley. However, few actually serve food that tastes authentically Indian. One authentic Indian restaurant is Vik’s Chaat, but its 4th Street location is out of the way. If you are craving some good Indian food closer to campus, you should try Namaste Madras Indian
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What you never knew about Berkeley’s bagels

Are bagels just round pieces of bread? Of course not. Are they just bland donuts?  Absolutely not. Embarking upon a bagel tour of Berkeley yields wild new revelations about bagels on the West Coast that any East Coaster will be able to appreciate. The most well-known bagel place in Berkeley is
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Oliveto’s Cafe & Restaurant in Rockridge

At some point, you’re going to find yourself needing to forfeit your life as a stingy college student and go somewhere a bit more upscale, and when that moment comes, you want to make sure you’re going to the right place. Oliveto’s Cafe and Restaurant is one of those places
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A simple but delicious brunch at La Note Provencal

Brunch in Berkeley is one of the best meals a college student can experience, whether it is at the dining commons, the coffee shop down the street or in bed. But sometimes you have to relinquish the convenient pleasures of breakfast in bed in order to get something far better,
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The story of KoJa Kitchen

If you somehow missed it while you walked from Southside to campus, Telegraph Avenue has a new resident. KoJa Kitchen, an Asian fusion joint that serves up melanges of Korean and Japanese dishes on Southside, launched in Berkeley late last year. You may have originally known KoJa Kitchen as a
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4 of Berkeley’s favorite sandwich shops

Take a look at a sandwich. Hold it between your hands, and you note that it’s really nothing more than a hodgepodge of neatly stacked ingredients between two slices of bread. It’s simple and foolproof, or in other words, it’s something you can’t mess up even if the kitchen is
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