In the past month I have had the fortune of lunching at Bento Boss, above Clifton Down shopping centre, twice and both times the food has been excellent. We have been lucky enough in Bristol to have Yume open in the last year, a great place to go for Japanese food and now I am happy to report we have Bento Boss as well. Although Bento Boss is more pan Asian in it's menu, with nods to Malaysia, Indonesia, China and so on. The decor has really been given a lease of life since I was last in this restaurant space, very light and welcoming.
As the menu is pretty extensive it might take you quite a while to decide what to order however I strongly urge you to try one of their baos. Fluffy steamed dough served with a plate of the meat of your choice and toppings so you can build your own, the meat is so tender it is heavenly I personally loved the pork belly one. The bento boxes range from about £9-£14 and are pretty generously portioned some with tempura as well as sushi as their accompaniments. Ramen and stir fries are also available. Their sushi was also pretty good with a good range of fish to sample the bento box I ordered was pretty large and I was very full by the end. The slices of fish could have been a touch thicker but this is a minor gripe really.
|mixed bao fillings
As you can see this food is pretty impressive, if your mouth is not watering at the thought of those baos you have greater will power than me. What is most astonishing is the £3-3.50 per bao price tag these are good value. Also if you like mochi then you have the choice of a number of flavours I personally adore the coconut ones. They also do a range of tradtional ice cream flavours such as red bean paste, green tea and black sesame.
|Large sushi bento (£12)
So I urge you strongly to check out Bento Boss it is really very delicious and if you don't want it to suffer the fate of so many restaurants sited in this location before, then support it, you won't be disappointed by the food it is right up there with some of the best Asian food in Bristol. Currently Bento Boss does not have a website or Twitter account but you can view their Facebook page for more info.