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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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5:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 97
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bento just gets Better and Better!

Chef Lee continues to surprise and impress me. Last night I had eel and king crab. The crab was absolutely out of this world FRESH and oh so GOOD! I'm craving it right now as I write. Just the memory of it makes me want more. Oh well, looks like I'm going back again tonight....

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
RTWin80Days2008
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Wilmington, NC
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Southport, North Carolina
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Restaraunt was empty when we were seated. Our waitress gave us a pot of tea and disappeared. Finally she takes our order. She brings out our seaweed salad and my husband asked for utensils another patron came in and he never got his utensils, he ate the salad with the chop sticks when she came to clear the plate... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While we have been to the current location, a rather significant expansion of the original site, we had not noticed the large outdoor seating area. It is nicely done and, at this time of year, has live music on Thursdays. Our arrival at the restaurant was underwhelming as two young hostesses debated about which table/waiter should capture us. As some... More 

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

While I admit that the sushi is very good, I find the owner to be unfriendly to guests and demeaning to his employees. Are you asked the owner to give me and two guests A sampling of sushi and the bill was over $200. I never expected anything close to that cost. I was really disappointed that he would do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The fish was fresh but the rolls are small for the price you pay. The food is good and the service was fine, the waitress would not look at me and only talked to my husband which was weird.

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Wilmington, NC
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Chef Lee continues to surprise and impress me. Last night I had eel and king crab. The crab was absolutely out of this world FRESH and oh so GOOD! I'm craving it right now as I write. Just the memory of it makes me want more. Oh well, looks like I'm going back again tonight....

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Wilmington, NC
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We dine in NYC, Baltimore and DC regularly We are so lucky to have a world class restaurant much less a world class sushi restaurant in our area ( and I can walk there!) I have written many reviews of Bento Box because they embody what I enjoy about going out to a fine restaurant. Excellent food that is truly... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The fish is fresh caught daily which makes some of the best sushi in wilmington! very nice and formal place, great for business or even a date!

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Over rated and over priced. Only reason why we went is because we have a gift card. Sushi rolls are very very small and their cucumber roll literally just had one piece of cucumber with rice that's it. The place was loaded with flies. We were one of three tables and the place was very loud. My daughter reported steak... More 

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Oxford, NC
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have eaten here many times but I have never submitted a review. This is the best sushi around. The fish is fresh and expertly prepared by Chef Lee and his staff. We had the sunomono salad which was very tasty; the seaweed salad which was tasty but a little small; the Port City roll, Palm Beach roll, the spider... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Bento box definitely has the best sushi in town. We go pretty regularly for their specialty rolls. We have ordered off the regular menu once, and it was extrememly expensive for what we got. $10 for 4 dumplings! When you can't fill a 3 year old up for $10, there's a problem. Food was pretty good, but I left feeling... 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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?