Onigiri (Rice Ball) Restaurant BONGO ぼんご in Tokyo おにぎり・おむすび

おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGOFood
おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO

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.

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.

おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO

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.

おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO

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 670 → 570 600 yen
3 rice balls and tofu miso soup 920 → 820 860 yen

The discounted prices are only weekdays except Monday and national holiday.
When you order the set meals, you can choose the rice balls that priced 250 260 yen or less.
If you want to order the set meals with the onigiris which cost more than 250 260 yen, please pay the difference.
I recommend 2 rice balls and tofu miso soup set. 3 rice balls are good for big eater because this restaurant's rice balls are large size.
おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO
Free refills of green tea.
Free refills of tofu moso soup, if you order the set meals such as 2個とうふセット or 3個とうふセット. (Set meals of 2 or 3 kinds of onigiri and tofu miso soup)
Please don't hesitate to ask for refills, but you shouldn't leave it.

You say,
“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。”

おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO

This restaurant's onigiri is very soft. (The onigiri is not pressured so much.)

おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO
おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO
おにぎり ぼんご ONIGIRI BONGO

I don't think that the price is reasonable because even though they do use high-quality and tasty rice, they are not generous with the toppings in the rice balls.

Think about it: For 860 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.

Restaurant name
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

Business hours
11:30 am - 0:00 am
Sundays are closed. (except national holiday)

Website (in Japanese)

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創業55年の老舗 大塚おにぎりぼんごのHPです。 大塚駅北口徒歩2分。テレビ雑誌新聞等でお馴染みのおにぎりぼんごです。 寿司屋のようなカウンターで「ふっくらとした暖かいおにぎり」を提供しています。出来たての昭和の味付けのおにぎりをぜひ食べに来てください。

It is located near Otsuka 大塚 Station on JR Yamanote Line 山手線 in Tokyo.

Photos were taken in 2017. The prices are changed as of November 2019.

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