The okonomiyaki at Obento-ya tops that of Moto-I and Midori's - better presentation, more tang and zip.
This sushi spot is a fave of students looking to stretch their dollar but who don't want to get shortchanged on quality or choices. Their extensive menu offers a variety from sushi to ramen noodles.
In summer, ask for courtyard seating.
Chicken bento box for lunch, YUM!
Takoyaki. So freaking good!
The Monday special is ramen, and it's worth the trip-- but you can't get it to go, so plan to eat in.
Tonjiru!!!! Get it.
On Mpls St Paul's list of Insider Eats for small-plate bar snacks and drinks
Good news: the fantastic House Ramen with Ginger Pork is now available every day (not just Monday!).
Get the sashimi bento!!
The Obento box is an unbeatable deal for lunch!
Soba .... mmmhmh! (ask for spice, if in the mood!)
The Wednesday special is unbeatable.
Sit at the bar, watch the action, order the mackerel bento with the the tempura eggplant on the side. the scallops are good too!
The bento and sushi offerings are quite extensive. Something for everyone.
The real stars here are the bento boxes, the sushi is a nice addon but not what Obento-ya does best.
Shrimp bento box was a pleasant surprise. So many different flavors and options or a great price.
Little bit of everything in the bento combo!
The masters of bento!
They're adding new ramen's to their menu. Super excited.
New ramen, karaka tan-tan, starts Monday January 21st during lunches. Spicy and delicious, it's absolutely spectacular.
This place is amazing! Try the Bento lunch and ask for the seasonal miso.
Sake-salmon bento is one of my all-time favorite lunches. Try it!
Nothing like a hot bowl of noodle soup on a cold minnesota day.
Before you order, don't forget to check the Specials board near the sushi counter.
The Black Sesame Ice-Cream is amazing!
Best sushi ever!!!
Anything katsu, also, chicken yakitori...:))
The udon noodle dish is the worst I ever had.
Salmon Bento Combo, my fav!
They're super quick when you get take out and its just as delicious as dining in!
I'm not a big ramen fan but I have to admit, they have the best ramen in the cities (I've tried a few and the broth tastes bland). Too bad they only serve ramen in Monday's. Looks like I got to wait!
My favorite japanese place so far! Even offered a GF-friendly bento box which is my first! Great service, fresh food, a value. Get their early for seating or you will have to wait a bit.
Order the berries and cream crepe for dessert. You'll want an espresso martini afterward. Off to find one now!