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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, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 92
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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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
Lunch visit ... Wow! What a surprise!

Chef Lee is a masterful bladesmith! Apparently one of the first (if not the first) Americans to complete a sushi masters apprenticeship ... his selections when requesting Omakase ... are flawless. Some chefs will give you at least one piece of sub par fish or something that is not selling well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
paulevansmedia
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Chef Lee is a masterful bladesmith! Apparently one of the first (if not the first) Americans to complete a sushi masters apprenticeship ... his selections when requesting Omakase ... are flawless. Some chefs will give you at least one piece of sub par fish or something that is not selling well ... not so at Bento Box. Check out the... More 

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St. Croix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the few places that has vegetable dumplings on their menu. I was disappointed in what I received. It was plated well, but $10 for 4 steamed vegetable dumplings was unexpected. There was not much flavor to the food, either. I also ordered the vegetable fried rice and also was disappointed with the portion size and the lack of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! The seafood displays are simply beautiful and the sushi offerings are artfully presented and equally delicious. If you are not into sushi, they offer an array of tasty alternatives. I particularly like the caterpillar roll and the sashimi. The tempura is wonderful as well. There are many choices of mixed drinks and if you enjoy Saki,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When a client suggested we have lunch at a sushi place in a strip center, I was a bit hesitant. I'm so glad that I went along. The sushi is amazing! It was awesome seeing the owner checking out the fish shipment that had been delivered that morning. I will definitely be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visited Bento Box twice on a recent business trip. The first visit I ordered the standard sashimi bento box. The food was obviously meticulously prepared and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fish. Everything seemed pretty perfect down to the ripeness of the veggies and the dressing on the salad. Overhearing the Chef's discussions with customer's... More 

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My best friend took me to The Bento Box in Wilmington on my recent visit to see her (she lives in Richlands, just outside of Jacksonville so we made the drive). Lee - the owner - was working the sushi bar. What a great guy; I just LOVED hearing how he came to open this wonderful restaurant. My friend said... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Bento Box in the Forum shopping center was a real treat. It was very clean, the staff were polite and helpful and the food was delicious. There was a huge selection of sushi, which I don't eat but was assured by friends it was fabulous, delicious tempura dishes and other Asian specialties. Since I don't eat seafood I ordered... More 

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Fairview
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First visit and it won't be the last. I love sushi and this didn't disappoint. Sat at sushi bar- fish looked amazingly fresh and it was prepared with care by some knowledgeable men! Watching them cut and build these yummy rolls surely added to our experience. Had the NY and Fire rolls and a Suonomo salad! Loved every bite. Waitress... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my favorite sushi place in Wilmington. It is not unusual to see a large tuna freshly being cut. They take the time to explain what they are doing especially to my kids sitting at the sushi bar. My favorite roll is the Miami Vice Roll which is sweet and savory. I also love the bento box with the... More 

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Omaha
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We moved to the Wilmington area about two years ago and have been pleasantly surprised at the number of high quality restaurants. At the top of our sushi list is The Bento Box. Located in a strip mall across from a major shopping area, the restaurant is tastefully designed with a great sushi bar, an ample-sized restaurant and additional outdoor... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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?