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“Worst in Ithaca” 1 of 5 stars
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CT Bento Cafe
335 Elmira Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-7017
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Ranked #174 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Japanese
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Worst in Ithaca”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

The food was bland, cold, and uninspired. I could make better myself. There is nothing good here. The atmosphere is almost as bland as the food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ithaca, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“not so inspiring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The meat tasted like rubber. I was looking forward to trying the place, but have not gone back after the first visit.

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Deal for Sushi in Ithaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The sushi here is a great deal. Its about half the price of the places in Collegetown but just as good quality.

Its a good environment, free of sake-bombing college kids with good service.

You can get a good quality simple rolle like spicy tuna or salmon for under 6 bucks, which is a great deal in Ithaca.

The food comes out fast and its always good.

The only reason I think the place isn't crowded is because of the location.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spencer
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I'm sitting at CT Bento Cafe right now as I write this, finishing an order of seaweed salad (4.25) and vegetable roll (5.50). I generally order a bento box, which is a compartmented box with white or brown rice, 2 pieces of California or veggie roll, gyoza, seaweed salad, and house salad with a choice of sauces (teriyaki, spicy-yaki, peanut, oyako, curry, gluten free, house, mushroom). It's very satisfying nad filling. The other specialty is a rice bowl with a choice of toppings and sauce; you can add fresh steamed vegetables to this. Other items on the menu are sushi (build your own), Nigiri, Yakisoba (soba noodles stir-fried with vegetables and topped with a choice of meats, fish, and more vegetables). I love the smoothies, slushies, shaved ice drinks, and especially the bubble tea. All are good values. This is the only place in a sea of fast-food and chain restaurants along this stretch of Rte. 13 in Ithaca, and it's really nicely appointed. The only problem is the wide bright windows in front look out on an Arby's and traffic. Service is friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cheap, quick, fast, delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's cheap and delicious, and it's not all bad for you. Awesome pick for lunch/dinner. Froyo place next door must grab lots of customers looking for dessert.

Visited May 2012
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