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1306 University Blvd. E, Tuscaloosa, AL
+1 205-758-7426
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

In all honesty, Tuscaloosa doesn't have much to offer when it comes to Asian cuisine. In sync with the city's other similar restaurants, Bento's service and food prove decent (but nothing to write home about). I ordered Bento chicken with mixed vegetables and steamed rice. The dish also came with Miso soup and a salad. I'd eat at Bento again,... More 

Thank addicted2travel4life
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Worth going just for the bento sauce. So good. Not a great building and it can get pretty crowded so go early. Personally, the shrimp and steak hibachi is my favorite

Thank Cole B
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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80 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love the food at Bento and they should be rated in the top 10 however they somehow are not keen on hiring good waiters and therefore the service sucks. they need to get their act together.

Thank william m
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Visited for first time with my two daughters. We ordered spring rolls, and they were delicious. They ordered teriyaki chicken, and they had no complaints. I ordered a sushi roll. After both of my daughters finished eating, and we waited for another 15 minutes, at least, I flagged down a waitress, who was not ours, and asked her to check... More 

Thank Nicole R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Truly a great local favorite. The Sushi is authentic and fresh prepared to order. The location is a have to both locals as well as University Of Alabama students.

Thank Skip_Baumhower_Photo
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Bento is a Ttown favorite with the locals, tourists and college kids alike. Its always crowded with a wait but normally its shorter than it looks and the food is worth it. You get a ton of food for not much money and its all delicious.

Thank Sarah R
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

I have been to Bento's 30+ times and continue to go often. I actually stopped visiting Bento's due to the poor service and switched to Hokkeido on 15th street. When the April tornado came through and wiped out Hokkeido I was forced to go back to Bento's. I was pleased to find out the service had improved and I now... More 

Thank MoraTheExplora
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2009

I am a frequent visitor to Bento's and I have to say they have THE BEST SUSHI in Tuscaloosa. It's always fresh, the rolls are large and just very yummy. The rainbow roll and sunday morning roll are some of the best. The Teriyaki Shrimp dish was devine. Large serving of shrimp, along with tasty fried rice, noodles and veggies.... More 

Thank VeeBee66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1306 University Blvd. E, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: +1 205-758-7426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?