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Sushi Bento

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Haarlemmerstraat 191 | 2312 DP, 2312 DP, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 566 1136
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Hours:
Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We used to eat from sushi bento at least once a month for 5 years. I had friends visiting from abroad who I also took there. We all agree that the fish is extremely fresh. The scallop and salmon melts like butter ! The place itself is small and intimate. The food is exceeds your expectations. It is hands down... More 

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Thank bella7753
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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289 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny little sushi restaurant, it seems mainly thriving on take away. The sushi is of average quality compared to Dutch standards. A big disadvantage is that they don't serve alcoholic beverages. On a positive point, the green tea is good. The place is extremely small so don't count for sure on a seat. Some sushi certainly had... More 

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Thank Herman S
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bento is a low-profile place in a lesser-crowded part of the Leiden shopping area. One might think this restaurant looks shady, but in this case the looks are totally deceptive: this is the best sushi place in Leiden - which, I dare say, has got the best sushi I've ever tried. Freshest ingredients, generous portions, instagrammable food, amazing taste, reasonable... More 

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Thank Valeria N
Caerwent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place purely by accident on the Leiden high street, quaint, tiny and quiet is just what you need to get away from the real world. Service was pleasant and available in English and Dutch. The sushi was just amazing, nothing like the chain restaurant stuff at all. We had California rolls and a set menu which was just... More 

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Thank Dylan B
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go, if you want to have a really good sushi in Leíden. The place is small, but you can order to take away.

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Thank AnabelMos
Leiden, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I really don't want the world to know how good Bento is. It's small, cheap and excellent, and I visit the place twice a week on average. I'd up this to three if I could. But why sound the trumpet? The last thing I want is to find myself without a table there! But what can I do? Lie about... More 

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Thank Ping C
Leiden, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Well, so far that is. But compared to Shabu Shabu or the Albert Heijn XXL Sushi Bar it is. Good quality sashimi, nicely cut, and the sushi rolls are not too firm. I would not recommend eating in, it is not really cosy, the door opens a lot into the room for people like me... For takeout it's ok, but... More 

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leiden
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I tried several sushi bars and take away in Leiden, and this one is by far the best one. Very small place, so don't go there if you are in group. They hardly can serve 10 people at their tables. I always order and pick up (they do not deliver). Very fresh fish, perfect rice!

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Thank jules c
Leiden, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

i guess it might help if you're dutch. one of the rolls had mayo and something like dutch salad dressing resembling 1000 island dressing. i left most of it... and people talk about the 'good value'? really? have you ever eaten across town(straight back down harlemmerstraat towards the center/station and over the bridge, then on your left right after you... More 

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Thank isaac m
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This year I discovered this small restaurant in Leiden and I have been there several times already. They have room for probably 18 guests so be sure to make a reservation, but you can always order for take away. You can see the cooks prepare your food and the food is great. Never had so much salmon/tuna/other fish on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haarlemmerstraat 191 | 2312 DP, 2312 DP, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 566 1136

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?