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31 E Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
607-936-3659
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 17
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This is the most authentic Japanese restaurant that you'll find in Corning. The hours are strange because the owner shops at the markets only on certain days. The place can be closed for weeks when the owner goes overseas. The place looks like a loft apartment. The food is incredibly good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Painted Post, New York
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Painted Post, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the most authentic Japanese restaurant that you'll find in Corning. The hours are strange because the owner shops at the markets only on certain days. The place can be closed for weeks when the owner goes overseas. The place looks like a loft apartment. The food is incredibly good, though!

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Love Masako's bento lunches. I am a local and pick up lunch on a warm, sunny day and eat it outdoors in Centerway Square. I honestly have yet to find something I don't like at Masako's.

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Corning, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of my ultimate and long-time favorite places to eat on Market Street. The owner is so kind and she makes the best tempura! Highly recommend this local gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat lunch. Unfortunately, I've stopped eating meat (I miss yakasoba yakatori), but the fish is always on point, full of flavor and never dry. I'm not sure about the other dishes (each come with their own sides) but the fish come with miso soup, rice, spinach and wasabi, and a sweet seaweed. Complimentary green... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is Japanese food like an office worker in Tokyo would eat: good, simple and very affordable. Nothing fancy. You order and pick up your (free!) tea at the counter, and most people bus their own plates. Everything we tried was tasty and portions were generous for a lunch. It is a small walk-up with only seven tables, so it... More 

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Corning, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Authentic, fresh, delicious, lovely service…..love this place!!! As a local this is my favorite lunch place. I also order trays from them for parties and events. Always delicious and great friendly service. A gem for our town!!!!

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really good authentic Japanese lunch place. The place is cash-only and pretty small, so make sure to come 10-15min before noon to get a table. But it does worth it, the food is delicious. A nice energizing cup of green tea is included with lunch. The menu is pretty big, and there is a sushi option too.

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I love going to this restaurant as I love sushi. Always friendly and fantastic service. No matter what you order ( I have ordered many different dishes) it is all very tasty and served in a timely and friendly manner. Almost feels like you're at home the atmosphere is so casual and cozy. The only thing I am disappointed with... More 

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Corning, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I had never been there before, but heard rave reviews so decided to stop one afternoon. There's no real order here and it's just grab a menu and order. The menu is extremely limited and consists mostly of fried foods. I told the owner to give me her best dish and she chose a mackerel. It came out and really... More 

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

You know the place is open when the "sandwich board" is on the sidewalk out front, complete with a couple of helium balloons. The place is only open for lunch, only four days per week, and not when Masako travels to Japan for a month or so, which she does periodically, and on no discernable schedule. If you've never been... More 

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Additional Information about Bento Ya Masako

Address: 31 E Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
Phone Number: 607-936-3659
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 E Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: 607-936-3659

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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