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Bento Ya Masako

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31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
+1 607-936-3659
11:00 - 15:00
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Corning, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 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!

Thank Jesse G
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 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 

Thank Julie P
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 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 

Thank JonAlfred
Corning, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 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!!!!

1 Thank Diane S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank Tusishvili F
Corning, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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 

1 Thank Joyce M
Corning, New York
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 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 

1 Thank Michael R
Elmira, New York
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236 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 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 

3 Thank JohnandJaneS
Staten Island, New York
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439 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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 

Thank FLB18
Corning, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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 :)!!!!

Thank Thomas Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?