For delicious sushi and a cozy atmosphere on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus, look no further than 1510 Como Ave SE. Nuzzled right in the midst of a college student neighborhood of Minneapolis, Obento-Ya offers a delightful assortment of various sushi rolls as well as bento boxes, all at a reasonable price for a college wallet. Although not as good as a deal as Kiku Bistro in uptown (their happy hour specials are unreal and run all day on Saturdays and Sundays) this place is the best for the location for UMN students with a good menu variety and welcoming atmosphere.
The rolls pictured above include their spicy trio (tuna, salmon and yellow tail with a spicy creamy sauce), a bistro roll (shrimp, cucumber, kanpyo, egg custard, yama-gobo and shitake) and a California roll. My only complaint is that they do not serve Philly-Rolls (which I am embarrassed to admit is my absolute favorite) because they do not have cream cheese.
Definitely check out Obento-Ya if you’re on campus and craving sushi. Delicious, great service and convenient location all together make this place a great one to stop in to.