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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 #33 of 557 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Always delicious. I can't even describe how happy it makes me when we dine here! Perfection. Take out is good too. It's little pricey but totally worth it. I love sitting at the sushi bar and watching all the action go down.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Having read great reviews, we decided to try Bento Box for lunch. Fantastic! We sat at the sushi bar and immediately noticed the beautiful fish displayed in the cooler. Not wrapped, not on plates, just a beautiful array of fish cut ready to prepare. The fish is flown in from various locations (the salmon is flown in from Scotland). We... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
Cuisine: Japanese

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