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46 WEST RICHMOND STREET, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 668 3847
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I absolutely love this place.

I went there for the first time with Groupon voucher a few years ago – food was just beautiful – since then I’m a regular customer! Sushi always fresh and taste amazing! (gaijin-zushi: California & Dragon = 8 pieces) other dishes the same: Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Katsu are my favourites. Iced plum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Joanna C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went there for the first time with Groupon voucher a few years ago – food was just beautiful – since then I’m a regular customer! Sushi always fresh and taste amazing! (gaijin-zushi: California & Dragon = 8 pieces) other dishes the same: Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Katsu are my favourites. Iced plum wine and Cream Brule as a dessert!... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Waitress was excellent, ordered a few of the daily specials, deep fried soft shelled crab, wasabi chicken wings (bland) sashimi was tasty but not as fresh looking as I would have liked. Had a soup with a pork dumpling which was excellent-stand out dish to me. Tried the plum wine-would recommend it. It was lovely. Overall enjoyed the lunch out... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I ate here recently with a friend having invested in a Groupon voucher. I'll get the negative out the way first: price. It's expensive but let's be honest most sushi places are and I have to admit by the end of the meal I did not grudge it. The selection is great and the quality of the food is superb.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

lost count of how many times we have eaten here.. but without a doubt the best restaurant in Edinburgh, and I have eaten in most of them... been to both Bonsai restaurants and never once been let down, with or without a money off voucher its worth it.. the staff are always friendly and the food freshly prepared, for that... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not nice like expect , just like Japanese fast food . Not a good feeling to siting there during the meal food not nice and table not clean . Only one thing ok is Service . Think there is suit more with student not worker

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Prefer the other restaurant at Broughton street. If you havn't been worth a visit but could work out expensive without the money off voucher. Had a glass of water spilt over us at one restaurant and second visit was given a crab filled fish in error as a veggie not so good Attention to detail lacking a little Wouldn't visit... More 

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Fife
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here several times after being tempted in with an Itison voucher. It's compact, that's for sure. Our selection of dishes just managed to fit on our table. But if that doesn't bother you much, you're in for a treat. We normally opt for about five or six dishes from the fairly extensive menu. They're quite enough. Amongst our... More 

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Padua, Italia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

ok, the place is really tiny. Ok, it was four of us, and almost everything arrived at the same time, so that we could barely move on the table. BUT: we called about ten different dishes, and the average vote is very good, with some good bite and some very surprising excellence, like the okonomiyaki. So, all in all, pleasant... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great food although it can be pricey as its like a Japanese tapas style. Place is quite small so normally best to book especially at the weekend.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food is absolutely brilliant here, but the restaurant surroundings and service lets it down. I have visited twice and found the service lack luster both times. I would recommend ordering the plum wine if you have never tried it, it is gorgeous and I am now a huge fan. The table situation is quite dire though, so much so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 WEST RICHMOND STREET, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 668 3847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 am

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