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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
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

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 

Thank Michelle S
Hampstead, North Carolina
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

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 

Thank JenniferSN2013
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 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 

Thank schrager
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank MasterVT
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 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 

1 Thank GoUglyEarly
Reston, Virginia
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 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 

1 Thank CrabbyTom
Poughkeepsie, NY
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171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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 

1 Thank Weyden
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 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!

Thank Susan W
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We had never eaten here because my wife never liked sushi. The first time we visited I ordered a signature roll and she ordered fried rice. She didn't like her rice but loved my roll. A couple of weeks later she was ready to go back and we both ordered signature rolls. Both were delicious.

Thank David B
Wilmington, NC
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I have heard that The Bento Box is the place where celebs who are in town filming go for sushi. I hope they get better service than we did this past weekend. Our server kept disappearing, and we couldn't get drink refills in a timely manner. And the sushi? Well it was okay, but pricey. Think we will stick to... More 

Thank ChacaNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?