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46 WEST RICHMOND STREET, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 668 3847
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Ranked #753 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $21 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Myself and my husband were in today. I ordered a teriyaki duck and couldn't finish even a tiny slice of it as it was undone and had a horrible sickening smell and taste!! I had to order sushi instead as I couldn't eat the duck. As we asked the waitress for the bill, she asked if we enjoyed the food... More 

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Scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Japanese is not my favourite but I must admit the food at Bonsai Bistro was very tasty. We had a selection of hot dishes with rice. It was not cheap but fortunately we had a voucher. The meal came to about £40 for 2 with a cup of tea and a coke. The restaurant is like a student cafe and... More 

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Additional Information about Bonsai

Address: 46 WEST RICHMOND STREET, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 668 3847
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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