I wasn't feeling my bagged lunch one day. I wanted Japanese food. So I went and ordered from my staple joint in Midtown: Aoki. They're fast, nice, and the food is good.
I tried their bento box for lunch which is $12 during the midday rush. I picked the unagi (eel) which came with white rice, salad, soup, and house roll. That day's rolls was spicy tuna. I opted for pick up to get a little bit of exercise that day. When I opened my bag, I was surprised to see such a large bento box. The container itself was about 12x12 inches. What I wasn't surprised about was the quality. Everything was fresh, light, and delightful.
First, the soup. It was okay being your normal miso soup. Not bad, not great. It satiated whatever craving I had for miso.
And now, onto the bento goodies. The eels was really nice. The glaze was savory and sweet, the fish was meaty, and there was more than enough for me to enjoy. I appreciated the pickled radishes on the side.
234 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036