Cheap Eats 2018: Donburi


Photograph by Scott Suchman.

It’s tempting to tear through the Japanese rice bowls at these spots—they’re that tasty. But slow down and you’ll marvel at the elements inside: the sticky short-grain rice, the beautifully fried meats (go for soy-sauce-marinated chicken or thin slabs of pork), and either of the two sauces—the sweetdonburi glaze or the addictive curry. Also good: Fried shrimp; salmon sashimi; bowl with thinly sliced rib eye; eel bowl.

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