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The Bento Box sushi

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1121 L Military Cutoff rd., Wilmington, NC 28405
+1 910-509-0774
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: The menu offers food from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Korea. The...
The menu offers food from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Korea. The focal point of The Bento Box is the sushi bar where guests can interact with the Sushi Chefs to create a unique dining experience or you may enjoy the private dining room for an intimate small group, the outdoor patio with its zen rock garden and water fountains or the sake lounge. The Bento Box sources as much organic and sustainably grown product as possible. Whether it's salmon from Scotland, hamachi from Kyushu Japan, or free range chicken, organic vegetables, and natural pork from North Carolina, we continuously seek out the best products to serve our guests.
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Traveled from NJ for our son to attend a baseball camp at UNCW. It was easily the BEST sushi we've ever had! Our waiter, Brandon, was attentive and friendly. Chef Lee was a joy to meet! The sushi chefs were so much fun to watch! If you go, I highly recommend sitting at the sushi bar- the sushi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from NJ for our son to attend a baseball camp at UNCW. It was easily the BEST sushi we've ever had! Our waiter, Brandon, was attentive and friendly. Chef Lee was a joy to meet! The sushi chefs were so much fun to watch! If you go, I highly recommend sitting at the sushi bar- the sushi chefs are... More 

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Thank Reneetravels
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi is outstanding! I recommend sitting at the sushi bar, so you can watch as the sushi is prepared. It is super entertaining. The sushi is a work of art. The had chef and owner is super friendly and made great recommendations. You have to try this place!

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Thank ErinDaught
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Sushi was outstanding, really enjoyed the sweet potato roll, never would have thought about trying something like this but waiter made the recommendation and I have been back 2 more times and I get this one every time along with a few others. Selection is great and the atmosphere is very nice as well. Very friendly staff and the sushi... More 

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Thank Michael W
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

He has expanded the menu since last visit; more Thai-like bowls. Place was packed Friday night but got a table in ten minutes. Had never had toro tuna so had two pieces, didn't want to know what it cost. Much darker than regular tuna, good but not great. I had the chicken Thai bowl, more than I could eat so... More 

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Thank Rick S
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Danielle was our server and she was great - very attentive! The food was wonderful! I had the Pu Pu platter-Tasty especially the shrimp. Nice ambiance.

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Thank Moe9
Wilmington, NC
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

First the restaurant is clean, modern, crisp, and very well staffed. Service is excellent. But the star of the show is the SUSHI. It just tastes fresher than any place I've ever been. I ask the Chef and he told me they go to great lengths to buy only the best and freshest seafood. He even brought out a giant... More 

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Thank RTWin80Days2008
New Orleans, Louisiana
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206 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I really enjoyed the Chicken Teriyaki box. My wife had various sushi rolls and they were all very good. Friendly service. Clean location. I would eat here again in a heartbeat.

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Thank localyokel1976
Hampstead, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner, first time here. We sat at the sushi bar and got to ask questions to the sushi chef which made our dinner an experience, not just a dinner. Sushi was fresh and delicious. We will be back for sure...

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Thank MawMaw33
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

As fresh as can be and all chef's are artists. Boss Chef Lee is superlative! Always great fish presented with flair and fun.

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Thank Peter B
Southport, North Carolina
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The Restaraunt was empty when we were seated. Our waitress gave us a pot of tea and disappeared. Finally she takes our order. She brings out our seaweed salad and my husband asked for utensils another patron came in and he never got his utensils, he ate the salad with the chop sticks when she came to clear the plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1121 L Military Cutoff rd., Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-509-0774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The menu offers food from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Korea. The focal point of The Bento Box is the sushi bar where guests can interact with the Sushi Chefs to create a unique dining experience or you may enjoy the private dining room for an intimate small group, the outdoor patio with its zen rock garden and water fountains or the sake lounge. The Bento Box sources as much organic and sustainably grown product as possible. Whether it's salmon from Scotland, hamachi from Kyushu Japan, or free range chicken, organic vegetables, and natural pork from North Carolina, we continuously seek out the best products to serve our guests.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?