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1000 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702-4131
+1 208-388-8808
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11:00 - 19:00
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Boise, Idaho
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I always order Salmon Bento with sesame ginger sauce. It's very good. If you want something quick but not regular fast food, I recommend this place.

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Thank stf125
Boise, Idaho
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

They don't carry the salmon every day and when they do it goes FAST! it is that good! A tad pricey, but quite yummy.

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Thank Rlboise
Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

I've been here a couple times and am not really a fan. The sauces taste watered down and a few times when I got my bowl it was lukewarm instead of hot.

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Thank HonestReview2015
Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Zen Bento is a great spot for lunch! If I'm ever served a 'last meal' - it'll be a zen salad! The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The ingredients are always top-notch, never a disappointment! We eat here at least once a week! Wish they had more indoor seating!

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Thank halfofvamh
Redding, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Cabbage Salad with Chicken was quickly prepared with pleasant counter service. Lipton tea was industrial blend - nothing special.

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Thank E K
Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

I've had at least 2 dozen of the Hawaiin Bento bowls here, they are dirt cheap and taste excellent. I am a sucker for rice, Teriyaki flavors, and chicken thigh meat. This has all three, so I am always happy. One of my fav lunches downtown Boise, overall. Light, doesn't slow you down or make you tired.

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Thank BubbaWatson
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133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

I love going here but am beginning to get irritated with the price of the add ons. Just to add peanuts and scallions to my bowl. Those items should be complimentary!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I combined a couple of the flavor options and it tasted great. Just wish the portion size was larger.

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Thank wiley1199
Odessa, TX, USA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Zen Bento has very limited seating so you might want to try to go at off-peak times, but the simple but easy menu and quick service are a big plus. Very affordable and a great place for lunch or early afternoons.

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Thank Martha K
Port Angeles, Washington
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

You basically have two choices...a 'bowl' with chicken or beef or veggies, rice and a salad with the same. Skip the bowls, order the salad with the seared Ahi. Melts in your mouth...not in your hands. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice lunch together as a family. Not going to be in my Top Ten but still a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702-4131
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-388-8808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?