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The Bento Box sushi

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1121 Military Cutoff Rd Ste L, Wilmington, NC 28405-3658
+1 910-509-0774
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wilmington, NC
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think Bento Box is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in as I have said here before. The last 2 times I visited were exceptional again. I'm so glad to see Chef Lee using very local ingredients. We had a great wahoo tartare that had been caught that morning. The soft shell crabs were from Hampstead... More 

Thank bmcfeeters
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like spicy sushi, so I tried their 'spiciest' item on the menu simply called 'PAIN'. The sushi was tasty, but not hot enough despite extra hot pepper oil. Hey Chef..... I plan to be back in Wilmington soon so you better turn the heat up! Otherwise, this place is great! My daughter (who lives in Wilmington) raves about it... More 

Thank Catman22
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its the BEST sushi I've had - hands down! Chef Lee takes GREAT pride in the freshness, the combination of flavors, and the presentation! Service can be spotty, some of the staff are fantastic and make a good connection, others, get the motions correct, but fall short of the "it" of great service. We will continue to enjoy the sushi... More 

Thank blueskylancero
Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never had a bad experience at Bento Box. Chef Lee is always very welcoming and has a loyal local following. I appreciate that he requires a high level of service from his staff and sets the bar high for the quality of food and overall experience provided at Bento Box. That's what keeps us coming back for more!

Thank Lisa R
Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by a local couple. We loved the environment, but that was about it. Food was pricey and you didn't get much. I ordered Chicken Pad Thai and a California roll. My roll was half the price of the gourmet california roll off the premium page and there really wasn't much difference to justify the added... More 

Thank charleybea
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Every time my family and I visit Wilmington, we make sure to go to Bento Box. We love to sit at the bar where we can watch as the sushi is prepared right in front of us. The restaurant owner is super friendly, and so knowledgable about the sushi. The sushi is fresh, well presented, and oh so tasty!

Thank ErinDaught
Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

They gave us an awesome table, super private and we could laugh and catch up. We had so much fun. I had the Alaskan. It was delish. Everyone's food looked awesome. It was a blast and I can't wait to go back.

Thank Eliseccu
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Sat at the sushi bar and asked sushi chef to prepare sushi dinner for me. I wanted him to prepare his choices. Food was excellent and was such a pleasure.

Thank esjin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Anyone who thinks this is good sushi has never had good sushi. The rice is not cooked properly and the vegetables and fish are cut too large. There is also zero flavor. I also ordered a dim sum sampler -8 dumplings and it was $17.95 - they were greasy and broken (see picture). They tasted ok but that is over... More 

Thank Melissa M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After living in Wilmington for over five years, we cannot believe we waited this long to go to this amazing restaurant. It is a culinary experience. The wait staff (Heather, whom we highly recommend) is helpful, friendly, and efficient. She knew the menu, and helped us in having a meal that was exactly what we wanted .We started with the... More 

Thank karinocity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $17
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Military Cutoff Rd Ste L, Wilmington, NC 28405-3658
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-509-0774
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?