Reston, VA

Reston has a new Japanese restaurant. Bento House Sushi, Noodles & Grill opened its doors last Saturday.

Owner Eric Zhou said he spent months looking for the right “high-concentration” location that offered a mix of businesses and residences. He found what he was looking for at 11790 Baron Cameron Ave., in a former chiropractor’s office at the Home Depot Center).

Zhou spent five months renovating the space, which now offers no-frills Japanese at very reasonable prices.

“At Reston Town Center, restaurants are very expensive,” said Zhou, a Restonian who has managed several franchise restaurants but is setting out as an owner for the first time. “I wanted to open some place with a good environment and consistent, quality food.”

All of the dishes are made on-the-spot from fresh ingredients, he said. By offering fast food-style service, the savings is passed on to the diners, who can get a full meal at Bento House for about $10.

Some of the specialities:

Bento Boxes: Choice of chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon or tofu (with rice or noodles and mixed vegetables) $6.15 to $8.95. Deluxe bentos, add four pieces of California Roll and a Spring Roll for about $1.50 more.

Sushi and Sashimi, $1.75 per piece.

Traditional Rolls (i.e., California, Avocado, Spicy Tuna Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll), $4.50.

Speciality Rolls (i.e., Rainbow Roll, Dynamite Roll, Volcano Roll), $10.95.

Bento Ramen with pork belly $9.95-$10.45.

Salads and sides such as edamame ($3.50), tempura ($4.95) miso soup ($1.95) and seaweed salad ($3.95).

Bento House is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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