Oms B

★★★☆☆
  • 156 E 45th St

    New York, NY 10017

    Cross street: nr. Lexington Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-922-9788

About Oms B

Hours
Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm; Sat, 11:30am-3pm; Sun, closed

Food

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In the sea of mediocrity that is Midtown lunch, Oms/b shines like a beacon of light. Unassuming balls of delicately seasoned rice are stuffed with incredibly flavorful fillings--grilled eel, kishu plum with yukari and white sesame seeds, and shrimp tempura with green tea salt, to name a few. If I'm anywhere near Grand Central, I'd go out of my way for these babies--they're the best in Manhattan, hands down.

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★★★★★

In the sea of mediocrity that is Midtown lunch, Oms/b shines like a beacon of light. Unassuming balls of delicately seasoned rice are stuffed with incredibly flavorful fillings--grilled eel, kishu plum with yukari and white sesame seeds, and shrimp tempura with green tea salt, to name a few. If I'm anywhere near Grand Central, I'd go out of my way for these babies--they're the best in Manhattan, hands down.

Pros: delicious

Cons: NONE

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The look of the rice ball is attractive and cute and innovative. BUT once you pick it up with your chop-stick, after a bite, it fall apart! Obviously those people working in this restaurant are not trained rice ball/ sushi maker. It's a shame for a sushi/ rice ball maker to make a "fall apart" sushi/ rice ball in Japan. I don't know what they think about it but for Japanese, it's just a lack of respect. I don't think I will pay a high price for a low quality rice ball.

Also, the service is the worst I have had in a Japanese restaurant (Japanese's service is always superb!) A girl took my order, then instead of checking me out and give me the food, she start serving another guy, holding up my order in her hand! So weird!

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★☆☆☆☆

The look of the rice ball is attractive and cute and innovative. BUT once you pick it up with your chop-stick, after a bite, it fall apart! Obviously those people working in this restaurant are not trained rice ball/ sushi maker. It's a shame for a sushi/ rice ball maker to make a "fall apart" sushi/ rice ball in Japan. I don't know what they think about it but for Japanese, it's just a lack of respect. I don't think I will pay a high price for a low quality rice ball.

Also, the service is the worst I have had in a Japanese restaurant (Japanese's service is always superb!) A girl took my order, then instead of checking me out and give me the food, she start serving another guy, holding up my order in her hand! So weird!

Pros: Nice to look at

Cons: Quality not value the price, poor service

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I've visited this small eatery / take-out restaurant twice, and while portions are indeed rather small at relatively high prices, service and presentation were fine. However, there is perhaps some communication-issue with the staff--or else just carelessness in preparation--at any rate, the first time I went, after selecting only items that were labeled as vegetarian, I was left with some doubts; the second time, after asking about this specifically and receiving verbal reassurances from the staff, I took my riceballs back to my office with me for lunch, only to discover shreds of beef in my edamame-riceball. Needless to say, as a strict vegetarian, this struck me as rather distressing--I attempted to contact the restaurant and alert them to what amounts either to mislabeling or, as mentioned above, extremely careless food preparation--but no one ever got back to me with either an apology or exlpanation, or any other attempt at rectification. I will be staying away from this eatery in the future and advise other vegetarians to do the same.

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★★☆☆☆

I've visited this small eatery / take-out restaurant twice, and while portions are indeed rather small at relatively high prices, service and presentation were fine. However, there is perhaps some communication-issue with the staff--or else just carelessness in preparation--at any rate, the first time I went, after selecting only items that were labeled as vegetarian, I was left with some doubts; the second time, after asking about this specifically and receiving verbal reassurances from the staff, I took my riceballs back to my office with me for lunch, only to discover shreds of beef in my edamame-riceball. Needless to say, as a strict vegetarian, this struck me as rather distressing--I attempted to contact the restaurant and alert them to what amounts either to mislabeling or, as mentioned above, extremely careless food preparation--but no one ever got back to me with either an apology or exlpanation, or any other attempt at rectification. I will be staying away from this eatery in the future and advise other vegetarians to do the same.

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My friend took me here a few months ago, and I was addicted to their rice ball for a while. I went there about 5 times. The servers are REALLY REALLY sweet. The food is really good, but I think the ball are a bit overpriced. Just three ball weren't filling; so, if you order a bunch, it can get quite pricey. My suggestion is if you want an actual meal, then definitely don't come here because you will spend quite a bit of money to feel full. However, if you want to snack on something light, then this is definitely a place to try. I highly recommend the shrimp popcorn, lobster salad, and tuna rice ball. (I couldn't pluralize "ball" because it's listed as an inappropriate word.)

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★★★☆☆

My friend took me here a few months ago, and I was addicted to their rice ball for a while. I went there about 5 times. The servers are REALLY REALLY sweet. The food is really good, but I think the ball are a bit overpriced. Just three ball weren't filling; so, if you order a bunch, it can get quite pricey. My suggestion is if you want an actual meal, then definitely don't come here because you will spend quite a bit of money to feel full. However, if you want to snack on something light, then this is definitely a place to try. I highly recommend the shrimp popcorn, lobster salad, and tuna rice ball. (I couldn't pluralize "ball" because it's listed as an inappropriate word.)

Pros: Food, Servers

Cons: Prices

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In Short
Petite Japanese women wearing bright bandanas run this small and immaculate white-tiled shop. A couple of tiny tables line one wall, but most patrons opt for take-out. OMS/B is an abbreviation for "omusubi," or riceā€¦

 

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