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Best quick and good teriyaki chicken bowl/Bento in Santa Monica?

i'm looking for a place that's sort of like the one in the century city mall, if you know what i'm talking about. Just like a big bowl with white rice, chicken, teriyaki sauce, for like 8 bucks.
thanks

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  1. Maya on Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica has a teridon that is serviceable and around $6. Gushi on Gateway Blvd. at Barrington is another likely candidate for this itch.

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    Maya Japanese Food
    2840 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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    1. re: Servorg

      Not Santa Monica, but maybe you can make a mental note of this if you're ever nearby: Miyako on Venice (Culver City area but technically LA) hits the spot for exactly the kind of dish you're talking about.

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      Miyako Restaurant
      10020 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      1. re: QualityMart

        In Culver City, is my favorite Teriyaki bowl on the west side. At Tokyo 7-7. I thought it was strictly going to be a greasy spoon place, but ordered the Teriyaki bowl and was blown away by the fresh and bright flavors. Love their Teriyaki sauce 100x better than the one at Rutts.

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommichu...

        --Dommy!

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        Tokyo 7-7
        3839B Main St, Culver City, CA 90232

        1. re: Dommy

          Oh trust me, I know Tokyo 77. Worked near there for a while and have been dozens of times. I guess I never tried the teriyaki bowl, because I *always* order the ginger beef there. It's one of my favorite dishes in LA. :) I dig their yakisoba too ... if I'm hungry I can easily down both.

          1. re: QualityMart

            Used to get the yakisoba all the time when I worked in old Culver City for a few months - just like mama used to make it...

        2. re: QualityMart

          I used to go to Miyako every week for that exact meal. I miss going there.

        3. re: Servorg

          Second Maya. They have a special bento for $7.95 that's a great value - it has everything you're looking for, AND a scoop of green tea ice cream.

        4. More West LA but New Japan on Santa Monica has a decent teriyaki bowl.

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          1. re: gordo26

            thanks everyone. i'll check these out

          2. How about Sak's in Westwood.

            Parking can be a bitch, but it's cheap and pretty good for the prices.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              I survived UCLA because of Sak's... Thanx for the memories.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I would also recommend Tokyo Fast Food on Santa Monica, near Bundy (in the same shopping center as Monte Alban).

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                  Monte Alban
                  11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                  Tokyo Fast Food
                  11921 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

                  1. re: Bria Silbert

                    Has Tokyo Fast Food reopened? I like that place for fried foods, but wasn't such a fan of their teriyaki.

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                    Tokyo Fast Food
                    11921 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

                    1. re: a_and_w

                      No, still "closed temporally" as of last week.

                2. Not Japanese, but more Hawaiian: Ono Hawaiian BBQ (corner of Santa Monica & Bundy) has a nice BBQ chicken platter.

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                  1. re: J.L.

                    I go to Ono occasionally for Kalbi, but I think Sweet Home Grill a block or two west is actually better for chicken teriyaki.

                  2. The food court inside Mitsuwa Market on Centinela (x Venice) is a jewel in the Westside, imho. There are 4-5 eateries serving different types of ramen, bento boxes, rice bowls, and even pasta for $6-7 only. It's great quality food for a modest price. Enjoy!

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                    Centinela Cafe
                    4800 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066