Zen Bento

1000 W Main St, Boise
(208) 388-8808

Recent Reviews

Fadi awesome

Honestly, the food here tastes like it was probably a microwaved frozen winco package or something ?

Mathew Wu

Had the something spicy, friend had the mac and cheese, and the vegan option. All three gave us horrible stomach pain and diarrhea.Take that as you will.

Atmosphere: 2

Food: 1

Service: 3

wrong name

Over priced, poor customer service, bowl was lacking flavor, no one was smiling. Blond girl slammed my to go bowl down hard, didn't saw a word.

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1


Don't pass this place by. Excellent!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Jennifer Burns

The food is great. The workers I’m sure work very hard, however they are hardly ever open.They also don’t offer DoorDash or Uber eats. They change their hours for summer and winter. It’s essentially only a place you can go for lunch or and EXTREMELY early dinner. The hours aren’t great in my opinion, but the food is amazing!

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 3

Recommended dishes: Chicken Bento, Salmon Bento

Group One Sotheby's International Realty

Zen Bento is one of our favorites! We order from them quite often for large group lunches in the office. They are always super quick and helpful...and the food is always delicious! Today, we had an order for 12 people and they had it done in 30 minutes plus put everyone's names on their orders so it was easy to sort through them. Highly recommend! :)

Food: 5

Service: 5

Kim Courtney

Just wish they were open more hours!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Zen Salad

Wade Dorrell

I wish the bowls had more up-front variety choices given fairly high price. Rice, steamed veggies, meat ,and a sauce is what you're getting if you order off the menu as is.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 2

Service: 4

Becca Owens

Always delicious. I've always ordered the Chicken Bento with Bonzai sauce, and it is so good. I crave it sometimes, and always make sure to get it when I'm downtown. I recently broke the mold and ordered the Hawaiian Bento with teriyaki sauce - also very good. It reminds me of the plate lunches in Hawaii, and I could never find anything close to that until now. As far as one reviewer saying the food is pre-cooked??? You can smell the chicken on the grill from a block away! And you can see them outside grilling in the warmer months. It's all fresh and so good!

Parking: Street parking can be tricky, so plan on either risking it in the loading zone or just walking a couple blocks.

Gabby R

Great for a quick and healthy lunch!


Good for a quick bite because everything is pre cooked. If you're used to someplace like Happy Teriyaki, you are going to be disappointed.


Zen Bento is a great place to pick up lunch. I eat here just about every week on my in office days. Zen Bento was cool before "bento" was cool.

Carolina Helsing

Love Zen Bento. My fav rice bowls ever. Rice with chicken veggies and sauce. Cant beat it

Cindy Kimsey

I love zen bento! Great food, many meat options including tofu. My favorite is the salad, though I have tried several dishes. All yummy!


Instructions weren’t followed, asked for extra chicken and no veggies in one bowl, got cold chicken with veggies. Chicken was not cooked thoroughly and was cold.

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