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Online Bento Shopping Guide 
29th-May-2007 09:42 am
Muhammed Ebi
All the stores were added to this list at the request of at least one member of the community in order to avoid referring people to bad sellers/stores. If anyone has a bad experience, please let me know and we can remove them from the list or start a list of stores to avoid.

eBay stores & sellers:
Southampton Creations - bento boxes and accessories

Store In Japan - bento boxes and accessories
Nagomi, Inc - bento boxes
Tokyo Gift – bento box sets
Seller bamboo70 – bento box sets
Jbox/Jlist on eBay - bento boxes and accessories (some items are shipped from USA)
Japan Souvenir - traditional and thermal bento boxes - BUYER BEWARE: click here, here and here for details.
Bento Yum Store - Sells complete matching bento sets. Prices range from about $22-$30, shipping included.

The Bento Store – bento boxes, accessories and cookbooks
Bento Obento Shop - bento boxes, accessories and tools
Kitticorner - bento boxes
hellokittie76 - bento box sets

Jbox – bento boxes and accessories

Asian Utensils - accessories and cookbooks
Amazon - thermal lunch jars, laquer bento boxes and cookbooks
Utsuwa no Yakata - mostly pottery and tableware, traditional laquer bento boxes
Resuable Bags - laptop lunch kits, other lunch containers that are good for bento, and To-Go Ware bamboo utensils
Snapware - larger bento-style boxes and plain, undecorated boxes
Laptop Lunches - plastic laptop lunch boxes and accessories
Sugarcharms - bento boxes and accessories.

Many local asian food markets have the same items available as well; please see the geographic shopping guide.
29th-May-2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
This is an admin repost so Ye New Maintainers can keep the guides up to date. Please post suggestions to this entry (as opposed to the previous one, which we can't update).
12th-Oct-2008 12:06 pm (UTC) - New Online Bento Store
I would like to have my Obentolunch4kidz store added to your bento store list. I ship from an FPO/AP address. Shipping takes 7-10 business days. I have many bento accessories, boxes, sets and even some edibles like furikake! All items are from Japan and are authentic. Like items from SANRIO, Daiso, San-X, Lock & Lock and Ban Dai! New items are added everyday and I ship to the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Canada, UK and Australia! Most all items have FREE SHIPPING as well! Items are shipped within 24 hours of orders being placed. Items for kids and adults alike!
www.obentolunch4kidz.ecrater.com I have happy customers from different countries who would be glad to vouch for my service and products!
1st-Jun-2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
The person that went on a custom shopping trip for me to get me all my bento gear has opened up shop and is selling bentos at my blog. She ships from Japan and sells complete matching sets. Prices range from about $22-$30 (including shipping.)

Bento Yum Store - http://www.bentoyum.com/?page_id=2
1st-Jun-2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
20th-Jun-2007 02:14 pm (UTC) - Erm
You wouldn't know where I could find a Nightmare Before Christmas bento box would you?
I could only find one, and it came with a baby spoon and fork, I was kinda hoping for ones with chop sticks...

Also, thanks for these links, i'm having so much fun looking at all the cute bentos and the little sauce bottles X3
27th-Oct-2007 03:06 pm (UTC) - Re: Erm
My friend JStuffSale on ebay sells them. :D And if she's sold out at the moment, she will go pick one up for you.

And I want her added to the list. ^^ She sells bento, accessories, sets, cooking pans...and a whole lotta cute stuff. <3
4th-Jul-2007 01:53 am (UTC) - SugarCharms
I found this while searching today. I haven't ordered from them as of yet, but they have a nice selection at good prices.


I've not found anything bad about them by googling them. I may try to order some things this weekend.
7th-Jul-2007 08:42 pm (UTC) - Re: SugarCharms
Ordered from there earlier this week, just got my box.

They include 5 sushi grass deviders and a fish sauce bottle with every bento purchase.

They have pretty fast shipping and wrap everything in pink tissue paper and a brown ribbon. ^_^

I'm gonna order more from them now lol.
Re: Sugar Charms - Anonymous - Expand
5th-Aug-2007 05:13 pm (UTC) - bento obento store
Just a warning, but the bento obento store on ebay has been listing a lot of things recently that are from the dollar tree. Little 1/4 cup containers with lids and some take and toss knock offs that she is selling for a lot more than they are at the dollar tree. She has a lot of other good stuff, so just a warning to be on the look out.
28th-Jul-2008 06:29 pm (UTC) - Re: bento obento store
Yeah, there's definitely a good bit of stuff that I've seen/bought in Dollar Tree that she's selling for WAY more.
20th-Sep-2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
What about the adventures in bentomaking store? adventuresinbentomaking.com/store . There are some great stuff that's pretty inexpensive!
26th-Nov-2007 05:11 am (UTC) - Los Angeles bento shopping
Hello everyone!!!
Just bought a Mini Bento set from Zojirushi and I just joined the community too!
Anywho, for anyone that's in Los Angeles, you can shop around in Little Tokyo at many grocery shops like Mitsuwa and Marukai to find some really great deals on lots of the accessories too. They even have some $1 type stores that sell lots of Japanese products.

Thanks moderator for a great community!
10th-Dec-2007 03:12 am (UTC) - adding people to the online bento store list
HI! How do you add someone to the online bento store list?
14th-Dec-2007 02:39 am (UTC)
I bought 3 bento boxes from a site called ModCloth. Just search for snack and there ya go!



I bought all 3 and I love them!
12th-Jan-2008 02:10 am (UTC) - The Bento Store Closing
Hey guys! In 2005 while living in rural Japan, I started The Bento Store as the first store dedicated solely to bento boxes and bento accessories. After 3 wonderful years, I have finally decided to close my store to pursue a career in my hometown of Lexington, Virginia. I will be slowly selling off the rest of my stock on Ebay and BidVille as time permits, so look out for some great deals!
19th-Feb-2008 08:32 am (UTC) - Tokyo Gift ripped me off
If you order from Tokyo Gift, be sure to get insurance. I ordered a veg cutter from them, and did not ask for insurance. I assumed it would be well-packed (in a box). No,they mailed out a hollow aluminum object, packed in an unpadded PAPER ENVELOPE. The cutter was crushed and unusable when it arrived. I mailed it back to them at my own expense, with a polite letter in English and Japanese, asking for a replacement. They never responded. It's too bad; they have a nice selection, but I'll never patronize them again.
25th-Feb-2008 02:07 pm (UTC) - Jlist
I ordered my first bento from Jlist, and after 5 days when nothing happened (didn't get any reply that they sent my package), I sent them a mail asking for information.

I didn't get an answer.

I sent another mail 8 days in. Didn't get an answer to that one either.

Finally, they did ship my package *10 days* after they had extracted the money from my account (and 11 days since I ordered). Mind you everything that I ordered was in stock. I wanted fast shipping, and paid the money for it, but what's the point if it's sent way past the time you thought it would get here.

Not ordering from them again.
12th-Mar-2008 04:56 am (UTC) - New Store Opening
Here's a new online Bento store!


I'm the owner, and would love you guys to check it out. We're not perfect, but we'll try to get you what you need!
4th-May-2008 04:28 am (UTC) - Re: New Store Opening
I must compliment your store. I order from there, got my order fast and when I had a question it was answered quickly and easily.
I would definitely buy from here again.
13th-Mar-2008 04:40 am (UTC)
DealExtreme has bentos from time to time. I just bought this one!
26th-Mar-2008 10:27 pm (UTC) - New Online Bento Source
Hi All,
I have had so many requests to do personal shopping, I have opened an online store for bento and accessories. It is still very new, so I will be stocking it with alot more stuff in the coming days. Shipping is a flat $4 for the first item and $1 for each additional. I am just trying to help everyone get affordable bento supplies without outrageous ebay prices! Thanks and if there is something in particular you are looking for, just ask!! http://bentocrazy.com/
28th-Apr-2008 07:44 pm (UTC) - Re: New Online Bento Source
I just got my stuff in from your store today :) I love everything so much, thank you! I highly recommend her store everybody! :)))
<3 Becca
7th-Apr-2008 06:48 pm (UTC) - Re: New Online Bento Source
I can vouch for the bentocrazy shop. I ordered on 3/26, it shipped on 3/31, and arrived on 4/4! Everything was in perfect condition and she even included freebies!! I will definitely shop from her again and encourage others to as well!
13th-Apr-2008 12:06 am (UTC) - Re: New Online Bento Source
I'd like to vouch for BentoCrazy, too. I put in an order last week to take advantage of the free bento, but I asked her to hold the order a couple days in case she added anything more in the store I wanted. She did, and not only that, she went out and got the things I was looking for, threw in an extra free goody, and everything came quick. She also let me change part of my order. She shipped on a Monday, I received the box on the first Saturday after. Best of all, the freebies (box and extra goody) were right in the theme of what I was looking for! She's an awesome seller with reasonable prices and shipping.
15th-Apr-2008 03:37 am (UTC) - Another Cool Online Bento Store
Ichiban Kan (http://www.ichibankanusa.com) also has lots of bento items.
They keep a blog at http://blog.ichibankanusa.com to post updates on new products and what not.
25th-Jun-2008 10:20 pm (UTC) - Re: Another Cool Online Bento Store
This is a good store. They ship fast and item price and shipping are EXTREMELY reasonable. I would definitely order from them again. They have nice items at dollar store prices.
21st-Apr-2008 05:29 am (UTC) - Opened a new shop
Hi everyone.
I opened up a new shop at megasuperbento.ecrater.com
I have tons of feedback on Ebay, Makeupalley, Laundromatic and Etsy under the user name ohhhhhthehorror.
4th-May-2008 03:39 am (UTC) - Re: Opened a new shop
http://megasuperbento.ecrater.com/ now ships to the US and Canada!
20th-Jun-2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
http://www.ichibankanusa.com/ I found this today, the prices are pretty good.
27th-Sep-2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Agreed - I have placed 2 orders with them; they are amazingly low priced!
1st-Jul-2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
I've been using www.bentocrazy.com for all my purchases. I think their prices are good, the shipping is cheap and it's been really good for me.
4th-Sep-2008 10:53 am (UTC) - Bento Accessories
You can check on http://bentostore.multiply.com for a lot of cute bento accessories ...
16th-Sep-2008 04:51 pm (UTC)

Online store in the UK, very useful for us Europe-based bento lovers! They ship bento utensils worldwide and foods to most places in Europe. They carry Daiso bento utensils.

2nd-Oct-2008 06:51 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much!
I was getting rather desperate browsing all those sites and finding out that none ship to Europe.
28th-Sep-2008 12:22 pm (UTC) - New online Bento Store
Ships for FREE to USA and Canada! Also ships to the UK.
2nd-Oct-2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
It's a shame there aren't any UK sites listed - so I'll have to recommend the one I use - www.japancentre.com
The service is great, and not only are there bento boxes, there are plenty of accessories - and the all important sushi rice which you don't seem to be able to buy in any quantity in UK supermarkets.

Can you tell me if any of the above ship to the UK?
27th-Feb-2009 04:12 am (UTC) - Daiso Online!
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet, but Daiso now has an online store in the US. However, the store sells everything in bulk, like 10 or 12 piece packs. A group order or a swap might work, or e-baying the extra. Anyway, here's the link, enjoy:

1st-Mar-2009 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Daiso Online!
hunh. wonder if we could do mass orders and swap circles with that as part of the community.
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