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Bento Kitchen Cravings
310 N Clippert St Suite #6, Lansing, MI 48912, United States
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Sa
Review №1

I have eaten at Bento several times since their opening and I have never had a less-than-stellar experience. Their food and frozen drinks are simply incredible; the dumplings are the best I've ever had, their Thai tea freeze is perfect, and their new Spicy Chicken with Cheese entree is SO GOOD I hope it will be a permanent menu item because I am going to CRAVE it! Staff is always kind helpful and fast. Bento is a Lansing gem.

Ma
Review №2

Some really delicious, well prepared and presented Asian dishes. Friendly and attentive staff. A place I will look forward to coming back to often as an awesome variation on the "usual" lunch/dinner choices!

Ti
Review №3

I LOVE BENTO! The food here is fabulous, and not just a few items, but everything; I love the bulgogi fries, the chicken dumpling soup, spicy chicken bowl, and taro freeze. On top of that, Bento has the best customer service of any restaurant I have ever been to. Ever. The owner is so friendly, she knows me, and many customers, by name and always checks in with how you (and your family and friends are). You absolutely can't beat the food or service here, if you haven't tried it yet, do yourself a favor and go!

Ca
Review №4

This is literally the best and most underrated Korean/oriental restaurant in Lansing if not in mid Michigan. The food tastes fresh, meat is juicy and fresh, and the service people are very nice and welcoming. But above all the food tastes so good and the menu so comprehensive. You like Asian food or American food with a twist? This restaurant has it like Bulgogi Burrito or Brisket Quesadilla and so much more. If you have time just go there!

Em
Review №5

The manager (I think she is) is amazing. She has always had excellent customer relations but today she took it to another level! She remembered an error that Uber had committed nearly 8 months before and wanted to correct it. I have NEVER experienced something like that.Great place on the Lansing/East Lansing border. Unique, Delicious and accurately priced. This place hits cravings without breaking our normal healthy diet. We will resume our weekly trips!

Eu
Review №6

Food is good, service is good, prices are reasonable and restaurant is clean. You order and pay, find a table to sit at, and they bring the food out to you.

Ma
Review №7

The student discount on Wednesdays has me stopping by weekly. I like the teriyaki tofu rice bowl and appreciate that they serve vegan kimchi alongside it. The purple rice is a nice touch, too.

B
Review №8

Food and service was outstanding as always! New Peach Frappe drink was delicious.

Co
Review №9

My wife and I had stopped here for takeout yesterday, and were very impressed with the service and food quality. I ordered the Bulgogi Quesadilla with a side of fries. It came with a side of guacamole. The quesadilla was delicious both with and without the added guac, with a nice flavor coming through from the bulgogi. My wife ordered the Jjamppong. For transportation came with the noodles and soup in separate containers, which was nice for being able to manage proportions. She was very happy with the flavor, and it was spicy which is what she was hoping for. Staff was friendly and we recieved our food quickly. We will definitely be coming back.

El
Review №10

Honestly so delicious. This is a fusion place that KILLS the game. The bulgogo beef burrito is genius and the catsu chicken sandwich is the best fried chicken sandwich around. Their building is clean and their staff is following safety guidelines! Love, love, love!

Oa
Review №11

I been here twice and it never disappoints. I always get the taro smoothie, it's nothing like I've ever tasted. It's the best drink ever. The bulgogi rice bowl and teriyaki chicken bowl is good, especially with purple rice. The Korean bbq wings come in a good size and it's flavorful. I just want to try more things off the menu. This is definitely a place you should try.

Do
Review №12

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Not only do the have customer rewards, coupons, and weekly specials, but the owners are DELIGHTFUL! Everything on the menu is SO flavorful and filling.

Is
Review №13

Was great to go back and have an early dinner. Love this place and very nice staff. Thanks again!!!

Ki
Review №14

My new favorite! Omg I ordered the chicken ramen and the shrimp rice bowl special. Both were so delicious.

Ti
Review №15

We stopped in here tonight for dinner. Two of the three of us had not been here before. We tried the chicken dumplings, spicy chicken rice bowl, tonkotsu beef ramen & miso chili ramen. So good! Staff was great. Definitely give this place a try.

J
Review №16

Foods are delicious! People are very nice in the front, and the place are so clean! Will definitely come back again!!

Jo
Review №17

Great service and exceptional food.You won't be disappointed

Kr
Review №18

We really enjoyed our lunch today. The young woman at the counter was friendly and helpful explaining the menu options. The service was fast and the portions are large. The dining area and bathrooms are clean. We will come back again.

Da
Review №19

Service was great and a friendly staff. The appetizers were great! The ramen brother was rich but lacked flavor but I wont hold it agaisnt them.since they are a Korean restaurant.

Sa
Review №20

Delicious home-cooked Asian dishes. Definitely the first place to go for authentic Asian or a mix of something new. Come over and try it, you won't be disappointed.

Bi
Review №21

Food is delicious and prices are reasonable! Will definitely come back here!

Da
Review №22

Awesome food, friendly staff. Even gave us two free shakes as samples when we were curious about a flavor (not small samples, full size shakes!). Just amazing all-around, definitely go try it. Five stars by a long shot.

Jo
Review №23

This place is amazing. Their burritos are heavenly and the bulgogi Bibimbap is to die for. I only ordered to go because of the lockdown, but they were still super kind. Korean food is so flavorful and the creativity of Bento really adds to the experience. I'll be a regular, for sure.

an
Review №24

My wife really loved her orange chicken rice bowl. I had this sweet and spicy chicken rice bowl and it was more spicy than sweet for sure, borderline too spicy. The chicken was amazingly seasoned and cooked, it was tender and juicy, and had a flavor and life of it's own even underneath the sauce. We really liked that it was grilled chicken instead of fried. Staff seemed really nice and the restaurant was very clean. I'd love to try it again, maybe try ramen and my wife will most definitely be back. I would recommend trying it.

Te
Review №25

1st Time, I'll definitely be back! Food is fresh & hot! Restaurant is clean & hospitable staff! Keep up the great work!

Er
Review №26

I loved the bugolgi. I liked that it was steaming hot with the sauce bubbling when it came out. The service was fantastic as well. Would rate 5 but the lack of sides knocked it down a point (they said they introduce soup later in the season)... Very clean but not a ton of room, so I wouldn't bring a huge family dinner here.

Te
Review №27

I appreciate the staff and the wonderful food they provide us

Ca
Review №28

I've been here twice and loved it with times!

La
Review №29

FINALLY SOME VEGAN OPTIONS IN LANSING. I rarely write reviews, but I was very impressed with this place. I think negative reviews should honestly be disregarded completely. First impressions, the place is incredibly clean. The woman who took my order was super nice and informative. She offered me water while I waited for my food. Very reasonably priced for portion. Fresh, made to order food that was quickly made. Very delicious. I would definitely go again.

Br
Review №30

Delicious. Friendly staff. Very clean. Amazing experience.

Ki
Review №31

This place is AWESOME. I have been twice now and have gotten the same thing. 1st time I ordered Spicy wings and the beef ramen. 2nd time, 2 orders of spicy wings and one beef ramen. I had to order 2 this time so my hubby wouldn't take mine.The restaurant was super clean, nice atmosphere, fast and friendly service and EXCELLENT food.Definitely will be back!!!️️️

Mi
Review №32

Excellent selections! Great value and great customer service! Have been here a couple times already. The purple rice is so good! Today, I couldn't resist the Kalbi and mandu (dumplings). So much more I want to try! Not enough meals in the day! Got some ramen to go for my husband. He loved it! IG @withlovefrommiche Follow me for Michigan eats!

Ra
Review №33

Great food! Great staff! I love their Spicy Chicken. The owners seem like great people too, always welcome you with a smile and are very friendly. I recommend this place to anyone.

ra
Review №34

Love 5 j.g e food

Mi
Review №35

Once of a kind experience! The food was very delicious and served out fast. Great customer service and the bulgogi fries were tasty. Very clean and I definitely plan on returning for more!

An
Review №36

Simply the best. Bento KC has quickly become my new go-to restaurant in Lansing. Food is super fresh and is always so fast! The consistency of each experience is also impeccable. Highly recommend the bibimbap and you should dine-in for the full experience. Lastly- I just have to shout-out the nicest server there, I think her name is Lacye. She's the one with colorful hair and the big smile. Can't say enough good things about Bento and the amazing staff!

Ju
Review №37

Food was delicious. The owner spent some time explaining some of the foods and shared some samples. Clean, friendly. Told students they get a discount on Wednesdays.

La
Review №38

Amazing food, the mix of Mexican and Korean blends perfectly together! The cooks are phenomenal and so is the staff! The manager works very hard to maintain such a clean, nice environment!

Ma
Review №39

The owners are good people and they make really great food. I've been telling everyone about how tastey everything is here. Can't go wrong!

Su
Review №40

The food here is wonderful. I had Bulgogi, purple rice and vegetables. Yum, yum! The service is fast and excellent. I'll be back.

Te
Review №41

Love the food and friendly staff!

Bh
Review №42

Great food and friendly service

Da
Review №43

The Korean Spicy Wings and Edamame were great appetizers took my girlfriend who enjoyed the pork ramen and I had the spicy seafood soup both absolutely delicious. Also finished off the night with mangonada and strawberry mango boba smoothies as well.

Am
Review №44

Amazing food, great portions! I have super strict dietary needs, she made me the best lunch I have had in a while. My husband does not have any restrictions and we both left full and happy. We will definitely be back.

An
Review №45

Had the beef ramen. The beef was delicious but did not like the noodles. I think I will try something else next time. But it was a very clean quiet, place with friendly workers. Food came out fast.

Ma
Review №46

A rare gem in Lansing, they specialize in Korean-mexican cuisine which I have never seen before. Their mangonada boba tea with chili pepper bobas was insanely good. Treat yourself to the loaded kimchi bulgogi fries, and do not pass on the ramen, the bowls are HUGE!!!

Ma
Review №47

Super clean. Not just furniture and floor clean, but the atmosphere is clean if you know what I mean. Service was great and food came out fast and delicious! Definitely going back!

Mi
Review №48

Amazing food, quick and delicious. Have lots of gluten-free options.

Ka
Review №49

Food is delicious, plenty of choices including some unique fusion items. Most categories have vegetarian options. Food came out exceptionally fast and service was friendly.

Bo
Review №50

Had the bento box for dining in. Excellent and lots of food. It was a little expensive but they have specials for far less. The staff person was helpful and friendly.

Ch
Review №51

Fast, friendly service. Very clean. Most importantly, the food is excellent. I tried the Bulgogi Burrito. Great food value.

Mi
Review №52

Love Bento Kitchen. A light quick lunch of delicious food for a good price. The lemonade is awesome.

Ti
Review №53

Wow! My 1st time in & this might be my new spot permanently! 1st - it smelled SUPER clean! Next, they were super helpful since it was my 1st visit. I ordered Spicy Chicken Rice Bowl. OMG!!! Delicious!!! It was seasoned so perfectly I didn't need the Korean BBQ sauce that came on the side - but adding it was even more delicious! Having a DAILY SPECIAL makes this more budget friendly so I can stop in more often! Oh! The mochi ice creams are so fun! Perfect after a spicy bowl!

Ca
Review №54

They have really good, healthy food. The manager is really nice and helpful. It's a great place to try Korean food. It's new, and so clean. The veggies and chicken are the best.

Me
Review №55

Staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu, food was insanely good! Horchata was awesome and the coffee smoothie made me swoon! At first a little off putting being that it's Korean and Mexican fusion but take my word for it get the Kimichi Bulgogi Fries, Bulgogi Burrito, the kalbi, literally anything it's all amazing. You won't regret it!!!

Jo
Review №56

Love the food. I have ordered Chicken Teriyaki several times. This last time there was a lot of fat in the chicken. I am only hoping this review will help them to be mindful on removing the fat before serving . Other than that the bowl is very good. The purple rice is awesome and the vegetables are fresh.

Pe
Review №57

Food was in my opinion kind of a mess and seemed to come all mixed up. Their “Korean spicy shrimp soup” (which wasn't bad!) was served with what tasted to me like ramen broth.... the “spicy seafood ramen” had some tomato based seemingly Italian-tasting broth which in my opinion did not taste as if it were intended for ramen.... and nothing was especially flavorful or complimentary or very good. Service was very friendly and very kind and the place was comfortable, and the prices were fair, hence the 2nd star!

Sh
Review №58

Spoke to owner and she was such a wonderful individual! Food was amazing and definitely worth many more vists to come to try out some of the other dishes. If you've never had Korean. This is a great place to try because of the diversity on the menu. My wife and I will be coming back in the future!

Za
Review №59

Genuinely some of the best chicken katsu I've had in a long time. The staff had that friendly mom and pop feel, and the food was fast, hot, and really well portioned. Definitely enough for a couple meals, or a meal and a snack later. If you're feeling this type of food, give it a shot! I certainly wasn't disappointed.

As
Review №60

We came here on a whim and I was not dissapointed. Everything was delicious! I can't wait to come back!!

Ri
Review №61

Delicious food with great service

Jo
Review №62

Great bulgogi. !! You need to try this.

Co
Review №63

Great new spot for a quick lunch or dinner. Food was great. Love the texting service they have when your order is ready for pickup!

Ma
Review №64

Delicious ramen, could use more flavor in the broth though. The bulgogi fat parts reminds me of little caviar or "bubbles". Freaks me out and I no longer eat it because of the appearance.

Ho
Review №65

Everything is so good. The staff is wonderful.

Ja
Review №66

Food is delicious! Hot meal to table. Friendly staff. Definitely a must go to place when in Frandor.

Ly
Review №67

Just tried for the first time. Orange Shrimp. And oh! My! Goodness! So good! The veggies were fresh, the flavor was spot on, and the purple rice is really good.

Ca
Review №68

Great food and Friendly staff!

As
Review №69

Amazing food! You'd never think Korean and Mexican could fuse so deliciously but it works amazingly!

Dr
Review №70

The food was amazing. The chicken egg rolls are the best!

Ma
Review №71

Bentos is my new favorite restaurant! I ordered the teriyaki chicken rice bowl with purple rice and just let me say Amazing.Who ever reads this review, I say give this eatery a shot..... You won't be disappointed.I will definitely be back

Je
Review №72

Excellent food and customer service! I have ordered the Rice Bowls which are amazing. You get so much food for the price! The Spicy Chicken Quesadilla is my favorite. Their Mandoo (Dumplings) is about as good as Chen's! Thank you for opening next door to us!

Ad
Review №73

The food and service were phenomenal and we will definitely be going back to try all the delightful items on the menu!

To
Review №74

Spicy chicken was great! They do a student discount on mondays that helps take the edge off. Will definitely be back if I'm in that area again.

Xa
Review №75

I really enjoyed my boolgolgi burrito and what I could steal from my girlfriend's pork bone soup (gamja tang).

Mi
Review №76

Awesome food, great staff

De
Review №77

4+ stars for food, and the proprietors seem like a great couple. Part-time cashier is about as passively-aggressively rude as I've experienced; and that's saying something in this town...

Pa
Review №78

Bulgogi burrito better than chipotle

Yv
Review №79

I have been to this restaurant Many times already and there has not been an item that I've tried that I have not liked. I will continue to try the menu to I've eaten everything on the menu. I think the proportion size is perfect I always have leftovers. Everyone that I've recommended this restaurant to as enjoy what they ordered.

Ro
Review №80

Some of the best Korean food I've ever had. I can't recommend this place more to anyone looking for some good Korean food.

Mi
Review №81

Great food! Unique lunches that taste great!

To
Review №82

Ate there for first time today. Service was great. Food was amazing. Had the chicken teriyaki bowl. The lady behind counter explained everything and was very kind. She knew her stuff. Great service. I can't wait to go again. I was kinda upset when my food was gone it was so good! Lol. The eating areas were very clean with customers inside. Everything was organized and labeled including the condiments. A friend of mine brought food from there few times and suggested I try it. It's affordable! My bowl was 8.00. I got alot in that bowl. I didn't get paid or anything for this review. I genuinely loved it there and the food. Def going to be a fav. Oh and it tasted home cooked authentic. That's what made it really stand out to me. Not gonna get this kind of food at any other asian restaurant. They also have texting service to tell u when it's ready for pick up. But I ate in. She brought it out to me streaming hot. The veggies were amazingly fresh. Well everything was. There chicken did have little bits of fatty pieces but not enough to pull it off. Everything was completely cooked. They have wifi and flat screen tvs on the walls. The outside doesn't look like much and it's quite simple and the interior was nice but simple also. Wish I had thought to take pics but I was so amazed by the food when she set it in front of me I dug right in lol. I asked how long it would take to be ready. She said 7 to 10 min and it was like she said.UPDATE AUG 1.19 : BEEN HERE NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE ORIGINAL REVIEW. THEY HAVE A WHITE GIRL WORKING TODAY AND SHE IS NOT PLEASANT. THE NORMAL LAST IS HERE NOW EATING LUNCH. THE WHITE GIRL DIDN'T SMILE AT ALL. CAME ACROSS AS IF SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HERE. I ASKED FOR MY SAUCE ON THE SIDE LIKE I ALWAYS DO. SAY AT TABLE SHE BOUGHT FOOD. I ASKED WHERE IS THE SAUCE. SHE POINTED TO THE BOTTLE ON TABLE AND IN UN PLEASANT WAY SAID IT'S RIGHT IN THIS BOTTLE. I ALL FOR SAUCE ON SIDE BECAUSE I DIDN'T PLAN ON EATING IT ALL IN ONE SITTING. WILL STILL COME HERE BUT NEXT TIME I WILL LET THE MANAGER KNOW THIS NEW YOUNG LADY NEEDS TO BE FRIENDLY AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE BENTO HAD BECOME KNOWN FOR.

An
Review №83

Great food, friendly wait staff, clean

Ri
Review №84

Wonderful sauce for the bibimbap!

Ro
Review №85

Amazing food and Exceptional Service!

Co
Review №86

The bulgogi burrito is great. The staff is super friendly and the food comes out fast, hot, and fresh. My friend got the bulgogi bibimbap and it came in a stone bowl. Try the purple rice, it's awesome.

On
Review №87

Spicy wings and orange shrimp rice bowl were fresh and good i will be back for sure. place is nice and clean,

sa
Review №88

Excellent little Asian flair menu. Fast food but gooood. Service excellent!

Ja
Review №89

Fast service, good quality and flavor! Ordered the spicy chicken rice bowl, will be back!

Ta
Review №90

Lansing is flooded with the same chain food until BENTO came to freshen it up. The food I ordered I had never tasted before,, only heard of but the owner gave us samples today just so we could try some stuff. We ate in and I even took food home to try all the different selections. The service and food was outstanding! The service, freshness, Horchata and Bimimbap were AMAZING. Cant wait to go back!

ni
Review №91

Great food, friendly staff, and reasonably priced. I'll definitely be back!

Ke
Review №92

Their vanilla comoro decaf tea is the best I've ever had.

Ju
Review №93

Let's start with this: $6 Bulgogi Burritos!That was one of the most uniquely delicious burritos I've had. The tenderness and taste of the bulgogi, the accenting flavors of the spicy sauce, the softness of the rice, the crunch and freshness of the vegetables - all make a good Mexi-rean fusion.Their menu is decently priced, atmosphere is not horrible, and servers are fairly helpful. I seriously hope this place sticks around because I'd love to spend nights grubbing here!Thanks, Bento!

Br
Review №94

Love the food so much! Staff is super friendly and atmosphere is really nice change for frandor.

Ma
Review №95

I had an appetizer and the chicken katsu curry. Everything was super fresh and hot. Bento has a simple menu with some Korean dishes such as bulgogi and their rice bowls. Inviting, clean decor and friendly staff will have me returning.Technically there was a small error as I ordered it "for here" but got it "to go", but the person who took my order apologized super fast and gave me a coupon, even though it wasn't that big of deal.It's obvious that this new place is really trying to stay here with so much effort being put in at the front of house and back as evidenced by the food. Perfectionism.(On 1/17,18,19th they're having a grand opening event with some cheaper prices on their best sellers. Come check 'em out.)

TE
Review №96

We order the asada burrito and it was very good we will be back. i love horchata and i have to say that bento's horchata is one of kind, i never ever taste horchata as good as the one. service was awesomethanks

ML
Review №97

Stumbled across this new place and very glad I did. excellent bibimbop! very fresh.

Do
Review №98

Came for lunch and was so impressed, came back the next day for dinner!

Hu
Review №99

Heathy and fresh with awsome personalities :)

Wi
Review №100

A new local gem!

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4.9 Rating
  • Address:310 N Clippert St Suite #6, Lansing, MI 48912, United States
  • Phone:+1 517-580-8103
Categories
  • Asian restaurant
  • Asian fusion restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Korean barbecue restaurant
  • Korean restaurant
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Ramen restaurant
  • Tea house
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:11:30AM–8PM
  • Wednesday:11:30AM–8PM
  • Thursday:11:30AM–8PM
  • Friday:11:30AM–8PM
  • Saturday:11:30AM–8PM
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
Offerings
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
Crowd
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
Planning
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
Payments
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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