Onya’s Beef Bowl Festival Should Go On Forever
Anyone here familiar with Yoshinoya (42nd btw 7+8th Ave)? It may seem like one of those crappy fast food joints but I actually like eating their beef bowl. I grew up eating it in LA., where they were cheap and open 24/7. Nothing like a decent bowl of steamy rice topped with thinly sliced beef and onions to cure that hunger after partying all night.
Yoshinoya was what I was thinking about when eating the egg and scallion beef bowl ($7.50) from Onya (47th btw 3rd+Lex). From now until I’m not sure when, Onya is doing a “Beef Bowl Festival” (the lady behind the counter said it’s been quite popular so she’s not sure how long they will have it but it’ll be a while). So what’s a Beef Bowl Festival? Let’s find out.
They’re offering 6 different types of beef bowls (original, egg and scallion, garlic leek, kimchi, grated radish and ponzu sauce and spicy miso vegetable) all for $7.50 except for the original which is $6.50 (these prices are for the large bowls, minus $2 for the smalls).
I got the egg and scallion beef bowl. This was good. Definitely don’t expect to be WOW’d but Onya makes a solid bowl of beef bowl. And the large did a good job at filling me up. The slices of beef were perfectly thin and fatty and so comforting to eat with the steamy rice. The scallion was a nice, it offered a bit of freshness and crunchy texture to the bowl.
The egg, still runny, gave a bit of creaminess texture to the beef bowl
This was total comfort food and just in time for the cold weather. Though I may never embrace the “goop” but I will definitely be back for more beef bowls.
Onya, 143 East 47th St. (btw. Lex+3rd) 212-715-0460