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Aug 27, 2006 10:36 PM

Where can I find yummy bento boxes?

I want some great lunch options, so where can I find a place that sells great bento boxes, either for takeout or sit-in? I'm on a hunt, so any locale works.

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  1. I can't remember the name of the place but its on the southwest corner of Greenwich Avenue and Sixth Avenue right by Cohen's Optical. The Bento Boxes are excellent and very reasonably priced too.

    1. Win 49 on Allen and Houston. Cheap, customizable and yummy!

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      1. re: eeee

        Win 49, while amazing, no longer exists.....

      2. For delivery, I like Chiyoda sushi's bento boxes. The portions are smaller, and you have to call in by 11:00am...

        1. For sitting in, Takashamiya Department Store on 5th Avenue has bento box specials in their small cafe in the basement.

          Katagiri Japanese Grocery Store on 59th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues has some great sushi and takeout bento boxes in their refrigerated section. They also have a small, hot food section inside the grocery store. All of this is in the front part of the market, near the entrance. Very fresh and affordable. Go early during lunch before the selection runs out.

          Katsu Hama at 11 East 47th Street (5th and Madison) has a takeout section in front and a restaurant in the back. They have a pretty good sushi and bento box selection, mostly of tonkatsu bentos which is what they are known for.

          1. There is a mini Japanese row on 41st Street between 5th & Madison. There are three different places, one of them is a lunch take out cum Japanese grocery store. The other two have sit-down service with waiter, and self-service sections which include bento boxes for lunch.

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            1. re: maria_nyc

              I like Yagura best on this street. It is closest to Mad. Ave. and serves lots of different hot dishes and some sides but not what I would call a bento box which has more variety. Their sides consist of some noodles, 1 piece of broccoli, 1 piece of carrot and some bean sprouts. They also have pre-packaged sushi and sushi rolls in the front.