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Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera is offering three premium bento boxes through the pandemic.
Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera is offering three premium bento boxes.
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17 Gorgeous Bento Boxes to Savor Around Los Angeles

Where to find delectable bento boxes stuffed with grilled meats and fresh fish

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Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera is offering three premium bento boxes.
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Japanese bento boxes are a fantastic way to experience numerous dishes all at once, which makes them all the more vital during takeout and delivery times when mostly eating at home. The convenience of trying so many different foods, as well as the visual appeal of an array of colorful ingredients, conjures up a feeling of simple pleasure and artistic expression. Whether it’s a jewelry box of sliced fish or a compact tin of grilled meats, vegetables, and rice, a bento makes for a wonderful meal for any occasion. Here are 17 options for bento boxes in Los Angeles.

Removed: Aburiya Raku, Sugarfish, Mrs. Fish, Osawa, Shunji Japanese Cuisine

Added: Morihiro, Edobox, Azay, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Q Sushi

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1. The Brothers Sushi

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21418 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 456-4509
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Brother’s Sushi has garnered a massive Instagram following thanks to some choice spotlights from influencers, but the quality is clearly there for this Woodland Hills restaurant. Expect some of the highest quality sushi in the city with a price to match at around $250 for two people for the full takeout omaakse meal.

Brother’s Sushi chirashi
Brother’s Sushi chirashi
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2. Morihiro

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3133 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 522-3993
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Superstar sushi chef Morihiro Onodera recently opened a restaurant in Atwater Village. The $37 seasonal bento box comes with eight traditional Japanese dishes along with rice and miso soup, while the $85 omakase set includes 10 pieces of nigiri, one cut roll, seasonal appetizers, and miso soup.

3. Sogo Roll Bar

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4634 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 741-0088
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This casual roll bar from Sushi Note chef Kiminobu Saito has a variety of gorgeous cut rolls placed into bento boxes for $17 to $33. Rolls might include salmon, snapper, or toro on the basic end to albacore and crab on the high end.

4. Sushi Ginza Onodera

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609 La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 433-4817
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Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera is offering three premium bento boxes through the pandemic. The $150 seasonal sushi box includes 12 pieces of nigiri, while the $200 premium option includes bluefin tuna. There is also a $175 chirashi available for takeout.

5. Sushi Tama

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116 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 249-3009
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Sushi Tama is a newer sushi entrant in West Hollywood from a former Tsukiji market chef offering ultra-fresh hand roll kits and reasonably priced nigiri boxes.

A collection of fresh sushi and nigiri in a simple box.
Hand roll bento and sushi bento from Sushi Tama
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9669 S Santa Monica Blvd #1
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 734-7829
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Beverly Hills would be the right place to fill up on wagyu beef during quarantine, and IMA is ready to serve the Japanese delicacy in beautiful bento boxes. Featuring perfectly cooked sukiyaki and grilled wagyu steaks, these take-home specialties offer a bit of luxury at a more modest price.

Sukiyaki bento from IMA in Beverly Hills.
Sukiyaki bento from IMA in Beverly Hills.
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7. Sushi Miyagi

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150 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(323) 382-5635
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Chef Shinichi Miyagi worked his way through some of Southern California’s top sushi restaurants before opening this well-placed Brentwood restaurant offering a variety of sushi meals to-go. The $120 bento is the way to go for those willing to splurge (minimum two order, with two days advance notice), but the meal comes with oysters, grilled lobster, blue crab hand rolls, and monkfish liver.

8. Azay

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226 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3431
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Since closing Maison Akira in Pasadena, chef Akira Hirose opened Azay in Little Tokyo. The casual eatery serving French and Japanese breakfast and lunch offers a daily bento for $15 that includes a protein, green tea buckwheat noodles, seasonal vegetables, pickles, miso soup, and tea.

9. Hamasaku

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11043 CA-2
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7636
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Hamasaku has three bento-style meals for takeout and delivery. One is a collection of favorite dishes for $85 and includes the famous Charlize Theron tacos plus spicy crispy rice. A $40 sushi omakase bento has sashimi, nigiri, and hand rolls with a sunomono salad on the side. And the $55 deluxe omakase includes six pieces of sashimi, eight pieces of seasonal nigiri, a toro roll, and a cucumber salad.

Hamasaku’s sushi boxes
Hamasaku’s sushi boxes
Hamasaku
521 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 225-6285
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Closed for most of the pandemic, Q recently emerged with a high-end sushi box intended to serve two people. The $400 indulgence includes traditional nigiri sushi and chirashi with approximately 20 pieces of nigiri and sashimi per person.

11. Shibumi

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815 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(323) 484-8915
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David Schlosser’s bento game goes beyond just raw fish, with grilled unagi, beef katsu, chicken katsu, and black cod variants at fairly approachable prices hovering the mid $20s to mid $30s. Pick up a bottle of sake like Takachiyo 59 junmai daijingo to pair with the bento.

12. Tempura House

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1816 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-5989
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Sawtelle’s classic Tempura House is a family-run restaurant that’s been serving bento for years. Price is incredibly reasonable and the selection is fairly wide, from simmered mackerel and fried pork cutlet to Japanese hamburg steak and even shabu shabu. Tempura House could be LA’s most cherished bento spot.

13. Sushi Tsujita

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2006 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-1177
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High-end Sawtelle sushi destination Tsujita has relatively affordable jewelry box chirashi boxes topped with uni, ikura, and fresh fish for around $45 each.

14. Hayato

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1320 E 7th St #126
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 395-0607
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Brandon Go’s Michelin-starred restaurant in the Arts District is back to doing its coveted bento boxes with gorgeous fish and vegetables in perhaps the most beautiful takeout presentation in Los Angeles.

15. n/naka

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3455 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

The ever-changing bento boxes offered at N/Naka through the pandemic feature chef Niki Nakayama’s polished kaiseki fare in an attainable, take-home format. Just a warning, these often sell out quickly.

16. Edobox by Makoto

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2912 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 272-9304
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It’s all about customization at chef Makoto Okuwa’s Santa Monica spot. The build-your-own-bento concept allows diners to construct their dream box from a variety of proteins, dumplings, noodles, vegetables, and salads.

17. Sushi I-naba

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1300 Highland Ave STE 107
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This small high-end sushi omakase restaurant is doing jewelry box-style meals with fresh fish and more over sushi rice with prices hovering around $75 per person.

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1. The Brothers Sushi

21418 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Brother’s Sushi chirashi
Brother’s Sushi chirashi
Kat Shin

Brother’s Sushi has garnered a massive Instagram following thanks to some choice spotlights from influencers, but the quality is clearly there for this Woodland Hills restaurant. Expect some of the highest quality sushi in the city with a price to match at around $250 for two people for the full takeout omaakse meal.

21418 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

2. Morihiro

3133 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Superstar sushi chef Morihiro Onodera recently opened a restaurant in Atwater Village. The $37 seasonal bento box comes with eight traditional Japanese dishes along with rice and miso soup, while the $85 omakase set includes 10 pieces of nigiri, one cut roll, seasonal appetizers, and miso soup.

3133 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3. Sogo Roll Bar

4634 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

This casual roll bar from Sushi Note chef Kiminobu Saito has a variety of gorgeous cut rolls placed into bento boxes for $17 to $33. Rolls might include salmon, snapper, or toro on the basic end to albacore and crab on the high end.

4634 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Sushi Ginza Onodera

609 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera is offering three premium bento boxes through the pandemic. The $150 seasonal sushi box includes 12 pieces of nigiri, while the $200 premium option includes bluefin tuna. There is also a $175 chirashi available for takeout.

609 La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Sushi Tama

116 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
A collection of fresh sushi and nigiri in a simple box.
Hand roll bento and sushi bento from Sushi Tama
Matthew Kang

Sushi Tama is a newer sushi entrant in West Hollywood from a former Tsukiji market chef offering ultra-fresh hand roll kits and reasonably priced nigiri boxes.

116 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Ima

9669 S Santa Monica Blvd #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Sukiyaki bento from IMA in Beverly Hills.
Sukiyaki bento from IMA in Beverly Hills.
Matthew Kang

Beverly Hills would be the right place to fill up on wagyu beef during quarantine, and IMA is ready to serve the Japanese delicacy in beautiful bento boxes. Featuring perfectly cooked sukiyaki and grilled wagyu steaks, these take-home specialties offer a bit of luxury at a more modest price.

9669 S Santa Monica Blvd #1
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

7. Sushi Miyagi

150 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Chef Shinichi Miyagi worked his way through some of Southern California’s top sushi restaurants before opening this well-placed Brentwood restaurant offering a variety of sushi meals to-go. The $120 bento is the way to go for those willing to splurge (minimum two order, with two days advance notice), but the meal comes with oysters, grilled lobster, blue crab hand rolls, and monkfish liver.

150 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049

8. Azay

226 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Since closing Maison Akira in Pasadena, chef Akira Hirose opened Azay in Little Tokyo. The casual eatery serving French and Japanese breakfast and lunch offers a daily bento for $15 that includes a protein, green tea buckwheat noodles, seasonal vegetables, pickles, miso soup, and tea.

226 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Hamasaku

11043 CA-2, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hamasaku’s sushi boxes
Hamasaku’s sushi boxes
Hamasaku

Hamasaku has three bento-style meals for takeout and delivery. One is a collection of favorite dishes for $85 and includes the famous Charlize Theron tacos plus spicy crispy rice. A $40 sushi omakase bento has sashimi, nigiri, and hand rolls with a sunomono salad on the side. And the $55 deluxe omakase includes six pieces of sashimi, eight pieces of seasonal nigiri, a toro roll, and a cucumber salad.

11043 CA-2
Los Angeles, CA 90025

10. Q

521 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Closed for most of the pandemic, Q recently emerged with a high-end sushi box intended to serve two people. The $400 indulgence includes traditional nigiri sushi and chirashi with approximately 20 pieces of nigiri and sashimi per person.

521 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

11. Shibumi

815 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

David Schlosser’s bento game goes beyond just raw fish, with grilled unagi, beef katsu, chicken katsu, and black cod variants at fairly approachable prices hovering the mid $20s to mid $30s. Pick up a bottle of sake like Takachiyo 59 junmai daijingo to pair with the bento.

815 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

12. Tempura House

1816 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Sawtelle’s classic Tempura House is a family-run restaurant that’s been serving bento for years. Price is incredibly reasonable and the selection is fairly wide, from simmered mackerel and fried pork cutlet to Japanese hamburg steak and even shabu shabu. Tempura House could be LA’s most cherished bento spot.

1816 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

13. Sushi Tsujita

2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

High-end Sawtelle sushi destination Tsujita has relatively affordable jewelry box chirashi boxes topped with uni, ikura, and fresh fish for around $45 each.

2006 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

14. Hayato

1320 E 7th St #126, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Brandon Go’s Michelin-starred restaurant in the Arts District is back to doing its coveted bento boxes with gorgeous fish and vegetables in perhaps the most beautiful takeout presentation in Los Angeles.

1320 E 7th St #126
Los Angeles, CA 90021

15. n/naka

3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

The ever-changing bento boxes offered at N/Naka through the pandemic feature chef Niki Nakayama’s polished kaiseki fare in an attainable, take-home format. Just a warning, these often sell out quickly.

3455 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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16. Edobox by Makoto

2912 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

It’s all about customization at chef Makoto Okuwa’s Santa Monica spot. The build-your-own-bento concept allows diners to construct their dream box from a variety of proteins, dumplings, noodles, vegetables, and salads.

2912 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

17. Sushi I-naba

1300 Highland Ave STE 107, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This small high-end sushi omakase restaurant is doing jewelry box-style meals with fresh fish and more over sushi rice with prices hovering around $75 per person.

1300 Highland Ave STE 107
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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