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BENTO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

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Neighborhood:
Inner Vesterbro
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Helgolandsgade 16, Copenhagen DK-1653, Denmark
+45 8871 4646
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 118
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice bento, nice cocktails and friendly staff

Came here by myself while on a business trip. Staff were friendly and actually Japanese. The bento was very nice as was the sushi. Slightly expensive but you get a 10% discount if you pay cash. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
James R
via mobile
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here by myself while on a business trip. Staff were friendly and actually Japanese. The bento was very nice as was the sushi. Slightly expensive but you get a 10% discount if you pay cash. Would highly recommend.

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Thank James R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Definitely not a budget place, but you get what you pay for. True japanese cuisine with no "adjustment" to local taste buds. Authentic and unique.

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Thank Piotr R
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My last dinner in Copenhagen before heading back to Singapore. This is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night. The service was excellent. I felt like that I was dining in a tradition Japanese household. I was greeted and welcomed by a close knitted Japanese family. The food was also delicious and beautifully presented. You can see from... More 

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Thank AliceK78
københaven
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Very nice small restaurant. Sushi and bento r fresh. Not cheap but good quality. Cocktails r nice too.

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Thank Lin L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Found this place by accident a year ago during a visit to Copenhagen, found the food and service very good. Decided to go again two days ago on another recent visit. To my surprise the young waiter (son of the owner I presume) received me remembering my previous visit. The food and service remains of very good quality.It offers a... More 

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Thank Sami M
Madison, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Bento is SUPER authentic and our waiter, on the older side, was a riot. The service here is above average , related to Danish standards. The environment is cozy, the home made ginger beer was fun and the Mixed Sashimi plate was awesome. Each piece of fish just melted in your mouth and rice and miso soup were included, all... More 

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Thank Rebecca H
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very high standard of Japanese food with some special dishes. Very friendly and helpful staff. Small so would need to book at weekends.

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Thank Lesley H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I searched a good Japanese restaurant for disconnect after a workday. Thanks tripAdvisor for your help, I finally decided to try this one and.. What a surprise !!! Relaxing atmosphere, tasty food, the staff very helpful and attentive. During this evening, I did a nice travel until Japan, and I will come back, for sure ! ;)..

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Thank gaialys
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fantastic food, but very expensive...another case of you pay for what you get. Nice people and service.

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Thank Dani24-DC
Aalborg, Denmark
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my friend and first thing we noticed was how warmly welcomed us one of the staff crew. They were very helpful in explaining all the dishes. There is a big variety of them and I would say that it isn't a cheap restaurant but it is worth its high quality. I would definitely go there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Helgolandsgade 16, Copenhagen DK-1653, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Inner Vesterbro
  • Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
  • Phone Number: +45 8871 4646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner Vesterbro

Neighborhood Profile
Inner Vesterbro
This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.