There is an “everyone’s favorite Japanese place” in my neighborhood called Man Puku. I go there sometimes, often when I want some sort of Asian flavored comfort food. At Man Puku, that could take the form of a Veggie Rice Bowl (pictured above) or maybe an over sized bowl of Curry Ramen, but it is usually the rice bowl, called a donburi.
What they are known for is their reasonable pricing and good food – sushi, tempura, bento boxes, ramen, and donburi. Everyone has varied tastes, but for some like me, who live on a tight budget, and are not into questionable food, it’s a go to restaurant.
I try to get there early before the lunch crowd so that I can get a table. This morning when I was there, my ticket stub said that I was #1. That’s the only reason why there are empty seats at the counter.
2977 College Ave @ Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94705
Hours: 11am – 10pm daily except Sunday when they close at 9pm.
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