Where to Go for Bento

Seattle spots that offer traditional Japanese bento consists of à la carte rice, veggies and fish or

Fuji Sushi
Fuji Sushi has an array of vegetable dishes to pack into its bento lunch special; the perfectly seasoned veggie udon and a new rich ginger tofu beckon. The bento box comes with two entrées accompanied by sides (salad, rice, decadent miso and a California roll), so you don’t have to choose. $8.95. International District, 520 S Main St.; 206.624.1201; fujisushiseattle.com

The bento at Kisaku has selections that change every day. Often included are the tangy gobo salad with chicken yakiniku stir-fry and a California roll. Consider yourself lucky if the day’s side happens to be the crispy korokkes, panko-encrusted potato croquettes. $9.95. Tangletown, 2101 N 55th St., Suite 100; 206.545.9050; kisaku.com

The lunch bento at Sushiya offers plenty of smoky meat options for the fish-phobic, plus a variety of sides, including savory plump gyoza, a deep-fried pork dumpling. $10.50–$11.95. Downtown Bellevue, 300 110th Ave. NE, Suite 104; 425.467.1453; sushiyabellevue.com

The teriyaki chicken and ginger pork are popular at this Queen Anne hot spot, but we long for the sundried tomato beef. Thin slices of beef are stir-fried, then smothered in a tangy, house-made tomato sauce; all boxes come with miso, salad, California rolls and tempura. $9.50. Queen Anne, 11 Mercer St.; 206.282.2333; obasansushi.com