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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 - 10:00 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, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Wish I lived in Wilmington so I could go every week!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Dana K
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Mission Viejo, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?