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“on their Szechuan beef noodle soup” 3 of 5 stars
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Bento
3832 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
3523778686
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Ranked #110 of 470 Restaurants in Gainesville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“on their Szechuan beef noodle soup”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I started to try out their Szechuan beef noodle soup about 3 years ago. The soup is quite delicious. However, the noodle portion becomes smaller and smaller over the years. The quality and texture of the beef fluctuates. On a rainy day, it is a good choice. The interior design of this place is nice.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Asian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is really better than those woks series and panda but most of the dishes are still Americans Asian. If you want to taste some good food, this is a good please to taste it. But if you want to taste the authentic Asian food, you need to really carful on what did you choice. On average, the price and food quality is still worth it.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great stop from Atlanta to Orlando”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We travel from Atlanta to Orlando on I-85 frequently. Although Gainesville is a small city/town, it is a "college" town. University of Florida is here. As a result, there are lots of good to great restaurants. Bento offers many Asian variety of foods, from Korean to Japanese to Chinese to Thai. After driving for 6 hours, it is a great place to stop and have some food with Asian spice! You can only have so much hamburgers and fried chicken before craving some Korean spice rice bowl! Also, after Bento, you can go to the yogurt shop next door for some desert!

Visited October 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Udon soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I love this place. The chicken udon soup is great, the chicken is fried covered by a crunchy panko crust which is great. They take a little time to serve but worth the wait. I recommend it to everyone.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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“Average Coconut Chicken Curry- Varied Sushi - Cockroach in Restroom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I had the Coconut Chicken Curry Bento Box. It had noodles, a mini salad, the chicken coconut curry, rice, green beans, and for some reason a Rice Krispie treat. The salad noodles and rice were perfect. The curry coconut chicken was so-so. It wasn't very good, too average. I was confused why there was a rice krispie treat because it had nothing to do with it. We also had the Zombie Roll which was unique and I liked it. I have never seen sushi with tiny red caviar and some fried green vegetable. It tasted good and I liked the variation of sushi. However, there was a cockroach in the men's bathroom. I told a woman and she said she'll do something to get it out.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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