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Bento Ya Masako

31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
+1 607-936-3659
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
15 Aug 2016
“The BEST authentic Japanese food around.”
23 Jan 2016
“Great little place, a bit out of the ordinary”
Closes in 14 min
11:00 - 15:00All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I make it a point to visit this place at least quarterly. It is upstairs on Market Street. It is delicious. She practically cooks it right in front of you. Did I mention delicious? Cash only though

2  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is a very odd little restaurant with great Japanese food. You walk up a steep flight of stairs and then in through a door. Right there where you walk in, a little older Japanese woman is cooking up a storm and taking orders and...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is the one place you can eat in Corning NY for a fantastic (authentic) Japanese cuisines. I really enjoy them all, very delicious, reasonable price (very cheap), fast, and friendly. I suggest to bring some cash and you will need to climb to up...More

1  Thank 123ru_0k
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Bento Ya Masako is open a limited time during the day. The food is prepared by one woman in an open kitchen where you can see everything. There is a limited menu but SO GOOD. You have to try the offerings here

Thank Laurie148
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Bento is run by a retirement-aged woman that knows everybody! You walk up the stairs to the restaurant, which seems to be a converted apartment. My wife and I had the sushi, which came with ~10 pieces for $16. It was the best sushi around...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 15 October 2015

When I worked in Corning, Bento Ya Masako was one of my regular places to eat lunch. We just called it "the Japanese lady" because the food is cooked right in front of you by Masako-san, the proprietress. Tasty and healthy, traditional choices.. mmm.. good...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Wish I could give this place a better rating because the food was fantastic. But you have to close your eyes at the cleanliness of the place. The kitchen is open for all to see and it is a disgrace. The box holding the chopsticks...More

1  Thank ga_flatlander
Reviewed 15 August 2015

When I worked in Corning years ago this was our place to go. It is still my place to go, nothing has changed in 20 years, the food is still very reasonable and super tasty. The owner goes out of her way always to accommodate...More

Thank redhare54
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is the most authentic Japanese restaurant that you'll find in Corning. The hours are strange because the owner shops at the markets only on certain days. The place can be closed for weeks when the owner goes overseas. The place looks like a loft...More

Thank Seven_Ws
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Love Masako's bento lunches. I am a local and pick up lunch on a warm, sunny day and eat it outdoors in Centerway Square. I honestly have yet to find something I don't like at Masako's.

Thank kat44488
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830-2614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Corning
  • Phone Number: +1 607-936-3659
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