Citysearch Editorial Review.
Inspired by the Bento box concept, but not in any way bound to it, Bento 415's owners, have given the term "boxed lunch" an all new--and totally brilliant--meaning. Yes, lunch is still served in a cute box, but unlike traditional bentos, the contents are dictated by cuisines from around the globe, and around the city. Named (and influenced) by specific San Francisco neighborhoods, bentos, such as The Mission, include a finger-licking smoked skirt steak sandwich on a mini brioche bun, a side of jicama salad, and fresh, juicy slices of grapefruit, sprinkled with chili powder. So far, the eatery offers four types of bentos: The Mission, The North Beach with Italian goodies inside, The Haight and its all-veggie nibbles, and The Chinatown, featuring Asian items, of course. More neighborhoods are expected in the coming months--it'll be interesting to see what the Tenderloin will taste like.