Restaurant Review: Omusubi Gonbei

Details: Located at 370 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017. Official site is

Score: 7/10

Omusubi Gonbei is a Japanese supermarket with packaged goods, refrigerated food, food made earlier in the day, and freshly made food. It’s a relatively cheap place to get some decent food in Midtown east.

So this place has the market portion in the back where you can get meat, vegetables. snacks and other market stuff. Towards the right is a place where they make hot noodle soup.

Towards the left as you enter are bowls of premade, heated food. These are mostly rice bowls with some meat on top. Prices are around ten dollars per bowl, give or take a few dollars.

In the front is where they sell omusubi, which is just bundles of rice with some kind of topping or filling. These bundls of rice range in price depending on the topping or filling. They price somewhere around two to fifteen dollars. There are also a few other things like tempura and karage.

I’ve tried a few of their hot bowls and some musubi. It’s all okay. The hot bowls aren’t made fresh and if you don’t get one early, you’ll probably be getting a bowl that’s been sitting there for a while. Even if you do go early, leftover bowls from the day before are often included in the display.

Overall, this place is good. It’s relatively cheap Japanese food that offers something slightly different from the other restaurants in the area.

Score: 7/10

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