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The Bento Box sushi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1121 Military Cutoff Rd Ste L, Wilmington, NC 28405-3658
+1 910-509-0774
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

This place is my 9 year olds favorite restaurant in Wilmington. We sit at the Sushi Bar and enjoy the show. Serious food, friendly and consistent service, and people chefs that care about what they are serving. Quality, quality, and quality!!

Thank george9
Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Have dined at the Bento Box for both business and pleasure. The service and ambiance are great for being in a strip mall type building. They have done a lovely job with the outdoor seating. Best of all the sushi is top notch and ipleasant to the eyes.

Thank Joyfulltraveller
Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Best salt and pepper calamari ever. DIm sum very good didn't have a bad thing all night. Staff very friendly and prompt. Drinks are on the strong side, which may or may not be bad. ill definitley return.

Thank Mike W
Wilmington, NC
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I have written reviews for the Bento Box before. The great thing is there is usually something new to experience at each visit. We almost always start with the Crab Salad. After this Chef Lee told us he had just received a 250 pound tuna so we had a wonderful plate of sashimi, but what made it so special was... More 

Thank bmcfeeters
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Hands down, the best sushi in Wilmington. Consistent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere. There is something here for everyone to love, even for those who don't like sushi.

Thank emak1
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I have been to the Bento Box 3 times since they moved to the new location. They consistently offer great sushi and have a really diverse roll menu and the nigiri is always fresh. We had a wonderful, attentive waiter on this visit. The Bento box is always on my list of restaurants when I am in Wilmington.

Thank LondonLover719
Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Having visited the Bento Box, once before we expected to come dine in a great atmosphere with a wonderful server. This expectation was out the window almost immediately into our dining experience. After placing our drink orders- a jack and coke, a jack and sprite and their house mojito, it took about 10 minutes to receive these drinks, and after... More 

6 Thank ellekathleen
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

You will not be disappointed at all! Great place to bring a date, friends, or co-workers. If you don't sit right at the sushi bar, you can still see your food being prepared on the monitors around the restaurant. You must get the dessert pot stickers too!

1 Thank Mike R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?