Bento Sushi – UBC

During a trip to Boston a few weeks ago, I was walking through the Toronto airport looking for something to eat. One of the spots that I passed by was Bento Sushi. They are a fast food sushi place that’s apparently got a number of locations throughout North America. While I didn’t visit the spot at the aforementioned Toronto airport, there is another Bento Sushi that’s located at UBC, right next to the Sauder Building. I decided to check the joint out recently. The menu they have seem to be more limited: they have noodles, rice bowls, and of course, various sushi rolls. I got their Rice Bowl with Grilled Chicken and Pork Gyoza.

Bento Sushi

Rice Bowl with Grilled Chicken ($8.99):

Rice Bowl with Grilled Chicken

They have several varieties of rice bowls; I had their grilled chicken variety. I’m pretty sure that the food was already premade and reheated in the microwave. The chicken appeared to be white meat and was covered in a teriyaki sauce. It was fairly tender, and I did actually enjoy the teriyaki sauce; however, it just isn’t the same as freshly grilled, skin-on chicken. The rice was fairly good though.

Pork Gyoza ($4.99):

Again, the gyozas were premade and reheated in the microwave. The skin was, of course, not crispy and somewhat gummy in places. I wasn’t a big fan of the pork filling either, which had a pretty strong garlic taste.

I’m generally not particularly picky when it comes to fast food, but I really didn’t enjoy my visit to Bento Sushi. The food was just passable, and the prices weren’t really much cheaper than an actual restaurant with made-to-order fare. I honestly cannot recommend this spot to anyone: quite frankly, I think that McDonalds is a better choice.

Food: 2.5/5
Price: 2.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 2.5/5
Recommendations: N/A
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