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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

#140 of 2,539 Restaurants in Lisbon
#151 of 2,625 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 462 515
Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The oldest Japanese restaurant in Portugal, located in the charming...
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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  • 49
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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Near perfect !!!

Near perfect (review based in 1 visit) Bonsai is referred as the oldest sushi restaurant in Lisbon, with 27 years made in this location Is also one of the best The room is Japanese traditional ambience. You can choose from the counter, a table or a private tipical Japanese room The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Cascais, Portugal
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Cascais, Portugal
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Near perfect (review based in 1 visit) Bonsai is referred as the oldest sushi restaurant in Lisbon, with 27 years made in this location Is also one of the best The room is Japanese traditional ambience. You can choose from the counter, a table or a private tipical Japanese room The staff is attentive, professional and knowledgeable about the dishes... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Bonsai its a very traditional sushi restaurant. From the decoration, the mood of both rooms (the main and two smaller private rooms) to the food. The service is very attentive and available. You have a special day menu with a couple of dishes you can choose from, and the permanent menu that has also a lot of choices. Besides the... More 

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Lisboa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I simply love this restaurant, they have the freshier fish that I have tasted in japanese restaurants, Nowaday, there are a lot of japaneses restaurants in Lisbon, but none as the top quality of this one! The Sushi and sashimi are explendid, and the people is very nice.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
92 helpful votes 92 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 213 462 515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 37
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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!
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

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