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Bento Ya Masako

31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
+1 607-936-3659
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good11%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
22 Dec 2017
“Authentic Japanese Restaurant. A Must visit when in Corning”
3 Oct 2017
“Best sushi in town”
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have travelled extensively to Japan over the years and this hidden little gem is as close as it gets to eating authentic Japanese food. It feels like you are eating at a kitchen in a house in Japan. Masako-san, an elder japanese lady runs...More

Thank 967AF
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Japanese food was authentic, but I was a bit grossed out by the restaurant and kitchen area, and don't understand how it has passed health inspections. Naturally I understand it's not meant to be a gourmet restaurant, but a certain level of cleanliness is...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The food was okay. But I have no idea how it still open, or how they have not been shut down due to health code violations. If that place ever catches fire, it's going to burn for days due to the copious amounts of grease...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Upstairs restaurant Have only eaten at lunch time I lived in Tokyo ....this is very nice Japanese food Very casual Attentive staff Authentic Japanese owner Very reasonable price

Thank Iffer51
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I make it a point to visit this place at least quarterly. It is upstairs on Market Street. It is delicious. She practically cooks it right in front of you. Did I mention delicious? Cash only though

2  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a very odd little restaurant with great Japanese food. You walk up a steep flight of stairs and then in through a door. Right there where you walk in, a little older Japanese woman is cooking up a storm and taking orders and...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is the one place you can eat in Corning NY for a fantastic (authentic) Japanese cuisines. I really enjoy them all, very delicious, reasonable price (very cheap), fast, and friendly. I suggest to bring some cash and you will need to climb to up...More

1  Thank 123ru_0k
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Bento Ya Masako is open a limited time during the day. The food is prepared by one woman in an open kitchen where you can see everything. There is a limited menu but SO GOOD. You have to try the offerings here

Thank Laurie148
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Bento is run by a retirement-aged woman that knows everybody! You walk up the stairs to the restaurant, which seems to be a converted apartment. My wife and I had the sushi, which came with ~10 pieces for $16. It was the best sushi around...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 15 October 2015

When I worked in Corning, Bento Ya Masako was one of my regular places to eat lunch. We just called it "the Japanese lady" because the food is cooked right in front of you by Masako-san, the proprietress. Tasty and healthy, traditional choices.. mmm.. good...More

1  Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-936-3659
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