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Satsuki Mar 16, 2010 11:51 AM

Hey all, just wondering if you know of a place in Toronto that does pre-orders for cute bento box lunches. We were planning a group trip to see the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this spring and want to do it up proper Japanese style. If you know of any Japanese restaurants that will do this via internet or phone, please let me know asap!

Thanks for your help!

  1. Full tummy Mar 18, 2010 09:09 AM

    While out of your way, Taro's fish does some nice bento boxes.

    http://www.tarosfish.com/

    In fact, their take-out menu specifically lists the options. I have eaten them a number of times and really enjoyed the quality and variety.

    http://www.tarosfish.com/pdf/takeoutf...

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      LUV_TO_EAT Mar 17, 2010 09:21 PM

      Taste of Japan in Markham does this.

      http://www.atasteofjapan.com/html/mar...

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      Taste of Japan
      74 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C2A5, CA

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      1. re: LUV_TO_EAT
        Notorious P.I.G. Mar 17, 2010 09:28 PM

        That's not really Bento. That's bastardized japanese food in a bento box.

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        tampopo Mar 17, 2010 09:14 PM

        Try this obento catering place on Adelaide:
        http://www.obento.ca/

        Their website's all in Japanese but you can see the various bentos they make, and can order them by phone.

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          Apple Mar 17, 2010 07:54 PM

          If I recall Sanko Trading Japanese grocery store on Queen St W has "homemade" meals on the weekends. I bet if you called ahead and requested - they might be able to make you something quite authentic.

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          Sanko
          730 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

          1. Notorious P.I.G. Mar 17, 2010 04:41 PM

            Another option would be to drive over to J-Town, stock up on groceries, and make them yourself. May be a good alternative if none of the restaurants will make one for you.

            Do not go to New Generation Sushi, their type of "Bento Box" has nothing at all to do with what you're looking for.

            1. tbonetak Mar 17, 2010 07:20 AM

              When I used to work around Bloor and Church, I would pre-order bentos from Rikishi to cater lunch meetings. Very good and properly Japanese enough (I.e., )I wouldn't be embarrassed to bring one of them to Osaka-jo Koen.)

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              1. re: tbonetak
                tbonetak Mar 17, 2010 03:55 PM

                Whoops. I meant Ichiriki.

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                Ichiriki
                120 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W1B7, CA

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                Danybear Mar 16, 2010 04:24 PM

                Try New Generation Sushi. Their Bento boxes are very good quality and a great price.

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