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The Bento Box sushi

1121 L Military Cutoff rd., Wilmington, NC 28405
+1 910-509-0774
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Ranked #35 of 554 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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.
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Bento Box is Americanized Japanese/Asian that underwhelms. Starting with appetizers: Laotian lettuce wraps are a major rip off -- the "pork belly" bits were few and far between. Otherwise, some cornbread scraps (not listed in the description) in a rusty romaine leaf. The Chirashi Salad is a good idea, adequately executed. The tempura udon, on the other hand, was a... More

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We just went to the Bento Box and Chef Lee prepared us a magnificent sushi and sashimi platter. We sat at the bar, and he overheard us asking the waitress about the choices. So we asked him to make the choices, half sushi, half sashimi, eight pieces for each of us -- his choice. I said I was skeptical about... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Go see the Fish Slayer! We return here every trip to Wilmington, this was out 3rd and once again it was a fantastic experience!

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had never eaten here because my wife never liked sushi. The first time we visited I ordered a signature roll and she ordered fried rice. She didn't like her rice but loved my roll. A couple of weeks later she was ready to go back and we both ordered signature rolls. Both were delicious.

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Wilmington, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have heard that The Bento Box is the place where celebs who are in town filming go for sushi. I hope they get better service than we did this past weekend. Our server kept disappearing, and we couldn't get drink refills in a timely manner. And the sushi? Well it was okay, but pricey. Think we will stick to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is my 9 year olds favorite restaurant in Wilmington. We sit at the Sushi Bar and enjoy the show. Serious food, friendly and consistent service, and people chefs that care about what they are serving. Quality, quality, and quality!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have dined at the Bento Box for both business and pleasure. The service and ambiance are great for being in a strip mall type building. They have done a lovely job with the outdoor seating. Best of all the sushi is top notch and ipleasant to the eyes.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Best salt and pepper calamari ever. DIm sum very good didn't have a bad thing all night. Staff very friendly and prompt. Drinks are on the strong side, which may or may not be bad. ill definitley return.

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Wilmington, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have written reviews for the Bento Box before. The great thing is there is usually something new to experience at each visit. We almost always start with the Crab Salad. After this Chef Lee told us he had just received a 250 pound tuna so we had a wonderful plate of sashimi, but what made it so special was... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Hands down, the best sushi in Wilmington. Consistent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere. There is something here for everyone to love, even for those who don't like sushi.

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Additional Information about The Bento Box sushi

Address: 1121 L Military Cutoff rd., Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone Number: +1 910-509-0774
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
Cuisine: Japanese

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