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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 462 515
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Ranked #204 of 2,419 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $37
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, Late Night, 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went here to taste the only ramen in town (better reserve only on the 1st and 3rd saturday of the month) and it's just great. The pork is very tender and the other ingredients really make it confy. The daily dishes (from the cork board) are really good and at good price. The decoration is very japanese with "bambooed"... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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107 reviews 107 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We came to Bonsai following the tripadvisor travellers advice and all of them were absolutely right!!. We are japanese food lovers, we've been in japan and had early breakfast at tsukiji fish market, travelled around asia and always try japanese food in every city we visit. In Bonsai you will find tradition in place, excellent pieces and an excellent chef... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I haven't been to a Japanese restaurant since being in Japan a few years ago. I couldn't have chosen better than this restaurant all be it in Lisbon! The food was authentic and absolutely lovely. The fish was so fresh as were all the vegetables. The restaurant is not difficult to find but is not in the city main streets;... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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