Bento-Ya

Sushi specialist on Sheikh Zayed Road 12 Reviews

Cafeteria-style Bento Ya is a place where even those on the tightest of budgets can enjoy a meal at a bargain price. The restaurant’s always buzzing and the fact it attracts plenty of Japanese expats suggests the food is authentic and tasty. And it is. The thick-cut nine-piece salmon sashimi slides down a treat and is beautifully fresh. For something more filling, the sushi (including crunchy shrimp rolls and California makis) may not be the best in the world, but the rolls are large, and the drizzle of mayonnaise on select varieties gives them an extra kick. Fans of anything deep-fried should get their chopsticks into the ebi tempura – while the batter is quite thick, the prawns are huge. But if that doesn’t sway you, you can’t go wrong with the pan-fried seafood yakisoba – at only Dhs50 a pop, that’s dinner for two at under Dhs100.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 343 0222
  • Travel: Behind Sketchers shoe shop

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: lita on 07 Jan ' 12 at 20:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

You can have tasty Japanese food. Especially I love Ramen!!!

Posted by: Yacoub Bassiso on 26 Sep ' 11 at 09:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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I love this restaurant, me and my wife go to it regularly and we enjoyed a lot of the authentic dishes. Nothing fancy, just good authentic Japanese food.

Posted by: Jigga N on 30 May ' 11 at 07:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

You can always find exciting new menu offers...I LOVE their food....So affordable and brilliant.

Posted by: Roberto on 20 Mar ' 11 at 11:24
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great food available also with delivery. Average location. Nice outdoor because no traffic on the road

Posted by: for ever on 06 May ' 10 at 09:40
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the restaurant excellent and the service also very good . i request every one to visit this restaurant

warm regards

Posted by: Karlo Alfredo on 03 Mar ' 10 at 07:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One word? Fantastic!

Posted by: Andy Hanson on 05 Feb ' 10 at 13:06
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

bento-ya used to be a great restaurant but seems to have slipped badly. Even the freshness of food has suffered baly. May be its a temporary thing. Who knows.

Posted by: Sushi Lover on 06 Sep ' 09 at 20:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

By far one of the best and most authentic sushi restaurants in the UAE. Their menu is filled with never heard or seen before authentic japanese dishes. Their Sashimi is fresh and mouth watering. I'm a sushi and food fanatic and could not care less for the decor to be honest. The decor is simple and feels like you're in little restaurant in Japan. At Bento-Ya, it's all about the food for me. I've tried Zuma, So Cho, Benihana and Wasabi and Bento-Ya is the best one far without putting a whole in your pocket. Well priced, good service, Grade "A" fish and a good menu.

Posted by: bella on 13 Jul ' 09 at 06:06
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A little japanese resturant hiding on Sheikh Zayed Road; the size and the decor of the place makes you feel you are in an authentic japanese resturant. The best Maki in Town i dont recommend you venture into chicken or beef. The eel with rice is the best dish they have. If you are a big fan of Maki this place offers the best and the most "cost efficient" in town! enjoy!

Posted by: mirna on 28 Jun ' 09 at 08:11
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The place looks old and nasty, but once you taste the food, you simply loose sense of your surroundings. Great food and Great value of money!! The california maki is one of the best, wafu salad,...! love the placE!

Posted by: Jon on 12 May ' 09 at 16:55
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We ordered a sushi platter, and now feel sick because of it. Also had a not very authentic nebanyaki udon. The grilled salt makrel bento. was decent, although the fish lacked flavor.

Posted by: Sam on 19 Apr ' 09 at 17:00
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Really good quality and good value sahimi. The sushi rice is a bit overcooked so best to go for the sashimi which is perfectly cut. Also their tick Udon noodles are good as is the grilled mackerel and the Unagi (eel) . A traditional japanese resaurant.

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