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“Quality food for cheap prices”

Obento Japanese Express
Ranked #420 of 1,116 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese
Description: Obento Japanese Express is a Sushi and Hot Food takeaway & Sit In restaurant in the heart of Belfast City Center. Delicious Japanese Food.
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Description: Obento Japanese Express is a Sushi and Hot Food takeaway & Sit In restaurant in the heart of Belfast City Center. Delicious Japanese Food.
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I'm a regular at Obento for their good sushi and fast service. Although the place is small, the upstairs area is clean and welcoming. The food is cheap but good quality, especially their tempura bento box and sushi bento box which are both popular. Do try their asian soft drinks such as lychee or mango. I had these on a very hot day (24C in June) and they were more refreshing than a bottle of coke. Staff hospitality can fall a bit short sometimes but this varies per visit. Once Obento expands to a larger sized restaurant, thus no longer becoming an "Express", it would certainly be above par than Sakura in Botanic Avenue.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

I took my family to Obento for a late lunch and was impressed by the fast, friendly service. The bento boxes and noodle soups that we chose had a really authentic taste and the portions were a good size. I lived in Japan for over a year and really value places like this which don't only do sushi, or 'asian fusion'. The only room for improvement I can give is that the rice could be a different grade, more suited to Japanese food, however it was delicious just like everything else. Highly recommended.

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Thank whomp66
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I used to get takeaways regularly from Obento when I lived in Belfast. Its a good Japanese food joint, however the sauces they provide, like the soya or the Wasabi, dont have that kick in them.

I also tried their ramen, but that was also so-so.

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1  Thank Sarmisthaguha
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I had the bento box to go. Came with miso, salad, gyoza and nigiri. The gyoza, was put onto of the salad as got super soggy and had to throw away the one on the bottom. Salad dressing was creamy! Not usual light dressing common at Japanese restaurants. Nigiri and miso were ok, but not enough to make me go back.

Thank 611_mcd
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I had a delicious sumptuous salmon sashimi as a snack and it was good!! A wee gem of a place and certainly worth finding. Great value and service

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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