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los angeles source for bento box sets

wowimadog Aug 24, 2006 03:34 PM

i'm looking to give a bento box set as a gift. i was thinking that mitsuwa marketplace might carry them, but i'm not sure. any other ideas in the south bay?


moderators: forgive me if this should be in "not about food," i just wasn't sure where this would belong.

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  1. wilafur RE: wowimadog Aug 24, 2006 04:27 PM

    marukai should have them as well.

    1. davinagr RE: wowimadog Aug 24, 2006 04:49 PM

      They have beautiful sets all over chinatown.

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        waterisgood RE: wowimadog Aug 24, 2006 08:21 PM

        Mitsuwa on Western does have them. I bought one there a few months ago.

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          Jerome RE: wowimadog Aug 24, 2006 09:16 PM

          this isn't really food but next door to the mitsuwa market at Alameda and 3rd is Utsuwa-no yakata. they have bento boxes and all kinds of porcelain and earthenware and lacquerware for the home.
          Also, check out a discount store on the ground floor inside the mall. they may have a very nice bento set.

          I don't know if Ryomundo in gardena carries them - if they do, they will be beautifully hand-lacquered and quite expensive.

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            selfish shellfish RE: Jerome Aug 28, 2006 05:06 PM

            Ryomundo sounds really interesting. Do you have an address or rough location? (not getting anything in Google)

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              Jerome RE: selfish shellfish Aug 28, 2006 08:59 PM

              RYUMONDO CO., LTD. (310)
              660-6999 1610 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Ste. 12B, Gardena, CA 90247
              they may have moved to cerritos. call the number should be the same - if you read japanese

            2. re: Jerome
              alternate132 RE: Jerome Oct 7, 2006 11:31 PM

              How much does a bento usually cost? (Not lacquered, please.)

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              Freddie RE: wowimadog Aug 28, 2006 03:46 PM

              Shaab in Old Town Pasadena has beautiful and delicious bento boxes that you can get to go - but you do have to return the boxes since they come in the laquered wooden boxes.

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                Paul T RE: wowimadog Oct 11, 2006 10:36 PM

                Rafu Bussan, 326 E 2nd St in Little Tokyo. Lots of bento boxes, ranging from plastic - bring leftovers to work - to high end.

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