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Bento Ya Masako

31 E Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
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Ranked #13 of 56 Restaurants in Corning
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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16 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Staten Island, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Food was very good, pricing reasonable. There were 3 of us. We ordered 3 different dishes as well as a soup which is a meal by itself. The woman thought we ordered to much, but my family has large appetites and we consumed what we ordered. Things you should know. Blink and you might pass the place,as it is upstairs... More

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Corning, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Shhh dont talk about this!!! Masako has very authentic japanees food. Wonderfull taste and price. It is limited in space, so if you find this gem keep it to yourself :)!!!!

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very good sushi and Japanese food. Sushi, tempura, spring rolls, etc. Open for lunch only - weekdays.

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upstate NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have eaten lunch there every since Mrs Takamesa opened and the food is consistently delicious! Having eaten in Japan for several years this is a real treat to have authentic food in my small hometown!! Her chicken, soba, tempura etc are all delicious and the lunch portion is so large I usually have leftovers to take home. The stairs... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I just experienced Bento Ya Masako for the first time! What a lovely little place. I ordered the Udon soup noodles which came with a side of tempura. The place is small, warm and full of love. The portions were large. I only wish I knew about this place sooner. Thank you so much Bento Ya Masako! I cannot wait... More

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Nunda, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011 via mobile

Thank you, Trip Advisor reviewers, I never would have found this gem without you! This restaurant was just as reviewers said, a hole in the wall place with wonderfully fresh food and friendly service. You feel like you have wandered into someone's kitchen, and she is making dinner for you. As first- timers, we ordered too much food. The woman... More

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