This restaurant specializes in and serves only onigiri (rice balls). It is a good experience for foreign tourists to see a chef makes fresh rice balls right in front of the counter. (There is no table seats.)
Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and use a tasty brand rice KOSHIHIKARI こしひかり from Niigata 新潟 prefecture.
1 rice ball costs 300, 350, 400 or 600 yen.
This photo above is a set meal of 3 kinds of onigiri and tofu miso soup.
3個とうふセット Sanko tofu set
These menu photos below are old. The prices are changed now.
They offer more than 50 kinds of onigiri. When you sit at the counter you can see many kinds of the onigiri toppings in the display box.
Discounted set meals are available during the time below.
Monday - Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 pm -
2 rice balls and tofu miso soup: 800 yen
3 rice balls and tofu miso soup: 1000 yen
“Excuse me.” “Sumimasen すみません。”
“Miso soup, please” “Miso-shiru kudasai みそしる ください。”
“Green tea, please” “Ocha kudasai おちゃ ください。”
This restaurant's onigiri is very soft. (The onigiri is not pressured so much.)
I don't think that the price is reasonable because even though they do use high-quality tasty rice and nori wrapper (dried sea vegetable), they are not generous with the toppings in the rice balls.
Think about it: For 1000 yen, you can have sushi or other better dishes elsewhere.
To be honest, I most likely will not go back to this restaurant. However, if you are a tourist and would like a unique Japanese dining experience, it may be worth trying.
ONIGIRI BONGO おにぎり ぼんご
- English menu is available.
- 10% tax is included in the prices.
- No service fee / No cover charge
- Credit card is not accepted
- No smoking
11:30 am - 0:00 am
Sundays are closed. (except national holiday)
Website (in Japanese)
The map below is old place.
It is located near Otsuka 大塚 Station on JR Yamanote Line 山手線 in Tokyo.
Photos were taken in 2017.
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