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First Look: BENTO – Oviedo

One of my favorite restaurants BENTO recently opened their 6th Orlando location in the Alafaya Square Retail Plaza near Planet Fitness, Publix and Chase Bank.

Located just few miles north of UCF, this location is the perfect quick-casual spot for both families and students alike.  By concept and design, BENTO creates an inviting, sleek, and friendly dining experience.

BENTO offers a fresh approach to classic Pan-Asian dishes.  They strive to honor timeless flavors and techniques with a refreshing twist and with an extensive menu, there is something for almost every craving from delightfully sweet boba teas, wok-fired noodles to freshly made sushi.

BENTO was founded in the summer of 2002 in Gainesville by the Tung brothers, Jimmy and Johnny, with managing partners like David Yu joining the team as the family-owned company grew.  BENTO is now in at 16 locations — going on 17 with BENTO Tampa coming up in less than a month.

They are also opening stores in Dania Beach, Wellington, Jacksonville Riverside, Downtown Jacksonville, Sarasota, and Lake Nona before 2020 comes to a close. Additional Orlando locations opening in the future include one in the Mills 50 area, and at Disney’s Flamingo Crossing.

We were invited to check out the new BENTO in Oviedo and were pleased to see all the safety precautions in place including masked employees, social distancing markers in the floor, digital menus, tables socially distanced, and all the food packaged in recyclable containers.

I used to work for The BENTO Group back when I was in college and I enjoyed everything they made.  During my visit I ordered some of my long-time favorites including the Pao Pao Spicy Cream Noodle Bowl with chicken and udon noodles and the Sushi Combo Box that comes with 8pc California Roll and your choice of two 4pc Classic Rolls (Rainbow Roll & Mt Fiji Roll).  I also always order a side of their delicious spicy mayo sauce and dip pretty much everything into it.

BENTO is offering a special offer for the whole month of September.  Receive a FREE mini poké bowl with $25 online order when you use the code “POKEPARADISE” on the mobile app or

For more information about the new location, visit:

Bento – Oviedo
15 Alafaya Woods Blvd Ste 107
Oviedo, FL 32765
+1 (689) 999-4423

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