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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 - 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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Wilmington, NC
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank bmcfeeters
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I had the Palm Beach Roll which was made from conch - very tasty and unique. I also had traditional sushi - Tuna, salmon, Ikura, and others it was very good. Good service.

Thank AlexNicholas
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Wilmington for years, but had never tried any sushi in town. Based on location and reviews I decided on the Bento Box. Went in for lunch and it was moderate to slow. The menu offered pictures and descriptions of the rolls, and a small after thought like section for Nigiri/Sashimi. The word Nigiri doesn't appear... More 

Thank AndyMc65
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife an I eat at the bento 2 to 3 times a week ,we tend to sit at the sushi bar , to watch chef Lee and others make rolls and other delightful creation.Staff is always spot on. !!!Food is always fresh .Chefs Lee s twist on the rolls always makes for enjoyful eating experience +++LOVE IT

Thank grouperman41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely fantastic. Chef Lee makes a get together with friends a memorable dining experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I had gone to this restaurant my last trip to Wilmington in January and liked it so much I went back with my husband. The service is very friendly and attentive, foods fresh and very good, and the decor is calm and clean. If you love sushi as we do you won't be disappointed.

Thank Lauren T
Wilmington, NC
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 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
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 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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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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!

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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?