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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 #20 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $14
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
1 review
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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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been to the Bento Box 3 times since they moved to the new location. They consistently offer great sushi and have a really diverse roll menu and the nigiri is always fresh. We had a wonderful, attentive waiter on this visit. The Bento box is always on my list of restaurants when I am in Wilmington.

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having visited the Bento Box, once before we expected to come dine in a great atmosphere with a wonderful server. This expectation was out the window almost immediately into our dining experience. After placing our drink orders- a jack and coke, a jack and sprite and their house mojito, it took about 10 minutes to receive these drinks, and after... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You will not be disappointed at all! Great place to bring a date, friends, or co-workers. If you don't sit right at the sushi bar, you can still see your food being prepared on the monitors around the restaurant. You must get the dessert pot stickers too!

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at the bar back in May and had a great experience. The rolls were very good and tasted fresh. Also, the drinks were delicious! We were a little suspicious based on the exterior because it didn't look like there was anyone inside, but once inside we realized they just have a dark tint on... More

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Worcester, MA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While visiting Wilmington we stumbled upon this place. Don't let the strip mall location prevent you from trying it. Cool atmosphere - the place was hopping on a Friday night. There was a long wait so we ordered take out and ate at the beach. Portions were perfectly sized. Spicy tofu paid Thai - wow what a kick! The Thai... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Service was top notched, cool atmosphere, and great food! The dessert is a must have, got to try the fried dark chocolate. I had the peanut dipping sauce. We are just visiting but if we lived here this would be our sushi spot for sure!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Truly enjoyed the pad Thai. Lots of choices of sushi and Asian dishes. Gluten free choices are clearly marked.

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Hampstead, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Chef Lee and his staff are all too notch. The freshness and texture of the sashimi cuts here are always off the boat fresh. Chef Lee has a video camera over his station that allows guest to watch him prepare food. I enjoy having an early lunch here and watching as Chef Lee breaks down the fresh fish as they... More

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Wilmington, NC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I know I have written before about how the good the Bento Box is. I went again early on Monday and it was even better than usual. To start with I got to watch Chef Lee prepare a fresh piece of Bluefin tuna. He was explaining the different parts of the fish to me and I tried some of each.... More

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