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The Bento Box sushi

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$$ - $$$
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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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is it, a restaurant that has all of its wheels on the ground, especially its fresh seafood! We were more than pleased & impressed by the food & service at Bento Box Sushi. It is a most positive experience from the moment you enter, until the very end of your excellent meal. Beautiful atmosphere, friendly service, & a cordial,... More 

Thank agolfpro2
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't you just love it when you're travelling and stumble on an amazing restaurant? Bento Box was such an unexpected pleasure. The sushi was excellent - fresh, artistically presented and delicious - some of the best we've had this side of San Francisco! Add to that attentive, pleasant service, reasonable prices and a real bonus - meeting and chatting with... More 

Thank Linda R
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to eat and hang out with your friends or family, The Bento Box is the place to go! The staff was very helpful and polite. The atmosphere was great! The food was even better than the people and the atmosphere!

Thank Lakesha M
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Try the Korean beef skewers. They are amazing! I liked the bento box. It had higher quality sushi and teriyaki chicken that is a real chicken breast and sauce on top. They have excellent sushi made to order. The interior is very simple so maybe not a great place for a first date. They have a nice outdoor garden with... More 

Thank Rubyredapple
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went to lunch with family. Disappointed that most of their drink menu was sold out / unavailable. Wait staff not as attentive/kind/personable as I've come to love about Wilmington, but THIS FOOD, Y'ALL. WOW! The whole meal we kept saying how GREAT everything was, and we were so confused why this restaurant wasn't rated higher overall in TripAdvisor for Wilmington.... More 

Thank Rebekah S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Crazy busy. Did not have a reservation so sat patiently after putting our names down with a few other souls. You've all been there wearing your cloak of invisibility as others come in without reservation and get seated before you #annoying. Left after 30 mins . No plan head of house. 4 seats at the sushi bar empty. #dissappointed #pissedoffwife... More 

Thank Foxmazing
Ridge Manor, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

So with the great reviews and the fact this place was super busy I was thinking it would meet the expectations. The decor was nice but very loud. The sushi was just ok. We certainly have had better and for 13.95 per roll, I would have expected better.

Thank Jturnerfnp
Oxford, NC
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278 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Bento Box offers the freshest, most tasty sushi around. I highly recommend and have never had a bad meal here.

1 Thank NCSmokey
Wilmington, NC
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Amazing sushi and sashimi, rolls and apps. Bar is happening. Best sushi in the area, maybe on this coast. Chef Lee is a star!

1 Thank rtmcintyre3
Wilmington, NC
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I'm fortunate to be able to eat in many restaurants around the world. Here in Wilmington we are very lucky to have a restaurant of the quality of Bento Box. We enjoy sitting at the sushi counter and letting the Chef suggest anything he has special for that night. A joy to look at and even better to eat!

1 Thank bmcfeeters

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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
USD 3 - USD 17
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?