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About Chef Chikara Sono

For many of fans of Chef Sono, he is not just a chef - he is an artist, an entertainer, the producer of unforgettable food experiences.  A beloved NYC-based chef, Chikara Sono has led the Kaiseki revolution in NYC to offer diners the whole experience of food - the beauty, the freshness, and the cycle of life - through his cooking.   

He is formerly the Executive Chef at multi-year Michelin Star restaurant in East Village, Kyo-ya, for 12 years. While at Kyo-ya, his dishes have received critical acclaim, receiving a three-star review from the NY Times (NY Times Review). 

To continue his life work of "Delivering happiness to all", he is now behind the Omakase Bento Box movement - his creations will now be available via Brooklyn Ball Factory, and can be ordered online for delivery. 

Whether it's foraged and found mushrooms from Seattle or fresh Tuna Belly from Japan, his mastery and skill in bringing out the ingredients' true flavors will be showcased in his bento boxes.

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Bento Boxes Available for Purchase or Delivery

Produced and cooked by Chef Sono and the team at Brooklyn Ball Factory. We have multiple options for your needs. Please see below. 

All seasonal, photos are for images only; items subject to change.  

Irodori Bento - $43 per box

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Irodori Bento comes the bento box + miso soup + dessert (pictured is dorayaki)

Chef's Omakase Bento - $60 per box

With careful attention to seasonality and the best ingredients available,  Chef Sono will create one-of-a-kind "omakase" bento experience. Format will be similar to Irodori, but the content inside will be upgraded. Below is a sample. 

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How to Order

We accept  pick up orders at Brooklyn Ball Factory from minimum 2 bentos; deliveries will be minimum of 10 bento boxes. Limited to 25 bentos per day.  Please email with your contact info to order the bento box and we will take it from there!

Photos curtesy of Ken Hikofu (instagram)