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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 462 515
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Ranked #254 of 2,297 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $37
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: The oldest Japanese restaurant in Portugal, located in the charming neighbourhood in Bairro Alto. Serves a wide variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi with amazingly fresh local catches, hot pots(sukiyaki, mizutaki, shabushabu), street food(takoyaki, yakitori), not to mention tempura and teriyaki. Ippin ryori(Today's specials)on the wall a must see!
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Spanish first
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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Dined here on our first night in Lisbon. Really lovely staff. The food was really good too and I tried some new things. The slow cooked pork belly on the specials was brilliant. All reasonably priced too, not sure why previous reviews have said otherwise. Definitely recommend.

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Rabat, Morocco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sure! The soba noodles are great, so is their tempura and agedashi tofu BUT the desserts are killer, namely their Green Tea Tiramisu. Just order it, think later.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was searching for some nice japanese food in Lisbon as i wanted a better quality than those unlimited sushis restaurants, even if i had to pay a bit more. I have to say it went way over my expectations, the food was really nice and also well presented. You can order sushis and sashimis if you're happy with that... More

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Bonn
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We came across this place by accident as we walked this beautiful area of Lisbon. We had the daily special which at 10 euros included miso soup, rice, salad, Kara age, and 2 pieces of sushi. Authentic food and atmosphere. My partner(Japanese) was very pleased to come across this gem in Lisbon.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant for 2 years. The sushi here is just perfect. The fish is well selected, and they cut it perfectly. You can really feel their experience on each piece. And they aren't much into fusion sushi. If you like cream cheese on your sushi rolls, this is not the place. Here you will find the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We extra went there because of all the good reviews and then it was closed for a month!! Disappointing!! But is was easy to find. Pity that we couldnt try the food.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was a latger restaurant than I had guessed from the small entrance. We enjoyed several Japanese dishes but the sushi deserved special mention. A little bit small delicate shushi was pressed a piece of sushi into shape by a big Portuguese It was very nice to me, Japanese, who love sushi very much. It is very rare to have... More

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Saarbrucken, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We wanted to eat sushis in Lisbon, as a Brazilian friend told us that the best sushis he ever had were there. We found this one on Trip Advisor, because he had good reviews and we were in that area, so not really planned. Yet it was the best meal we had on our holidays. The fish was excellent, the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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157 reviews 157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You can book a "private" with low tables on "tatami" (traditional Japanese flooring of residences) which is one of the habits that country. There are in the menu the best known and most popular dishes of Japanese cuisine. I ate only several entries: Lotus Tempura, ceviche, oysters and others, which were fantastic. For 2 persons it was around 50€ with... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My first time at Bonsai and I must say this restaurant deserve my Excellent rating. I tried Umeshu (Japanese prune liqueur) as aperitif which was so tasty. Then I tried Aji Tataki (Saba Tartar) which was also so fresh. You do not need any sauce to go with it. For the main course I had Eel over rice and it... More

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Additional Information about Bonsai Restaurante Japones

Address: Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 462 515
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 37
Cuisine: Japanese

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