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4040 S. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22206
703-824-8828
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent sushi within walking distance of many hotels

VERY pleasantly surprised the other night when I had a sushi craving, and ended up at Bonsai. In town for vacation, we needed a place within walking distance. They had a few things on the menu that aren't normally on a sushi menu. Fatty salmon, fatty hamachi, and fatty tuna (I know, toro is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Chicago
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

VERY pleasantly surprised the other night when I had a sushi craving, and ended up at Bonsai. In town for vacation, we needed a place within walking distance. They had a few things on the menu that aren't normally on a sushi menu. Fatty salmon, fatty hamachi, and fatty tuna (I know, toro is common everywhere, but this stuff ended... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We live within walking distance of this place and we come here once a week. We love the service (fast and courteous) and the sushi is pretty decent for this area. Also, the wine is cheap and the sake is really good.

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We are regulars. Have been for years. We keep coming back even though I moved further away. The reason is that the sushi is so fresh and good here. Also, I like that you can dine out in the front during warm weather and it is nice to sit and people watch in Shirlington. Inside is great, too. The service... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Their sushi is inexpensive and quite tasty! I usually order the shrimp tempura roll and eel roll - both extremely delicious!

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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

this place has rather a chinese than japonese atmosphere.some of the servers are kind and professional, but the person in charge of them does not seem to be so. the sushi was ok, but nothing memorable. fast food type soy sauce. good location, though, in shirlington, a small, cozy promenade area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

When we moved to Shirlington, I was worried that good sushi would be hard to come by, but I was wrong. Bonsai is not only good sushi for Shirlington, I believe it to be some of the best sushi in the DC area. The Bonsai roll and the spicy tuna tempura are my favorites, but everything is good. The use... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

There are other good Japanese restaurants in DC area, I wouldn't make it a point to go there. Before we go to a movie in Shirlington and want something Japanese like, I have eaten there. It is OK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We ate here because it was close to our hotel. We are glad we did. It's a small place, only about a dozen tables and a small bar. They give you big pieces that are fresh and price is good for Sushi. We would go back!

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The beef teriyaki was superb! The sauce was unlike any teriyaki I've ever had, different texture and way better flavor. I also had the teriyaki scallops appetizer, and along with the great teriyaki flavor, the scallops were outstanding too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We went for an early Sunday dinner. It was just outside and one couple inside meanwhile adjacent guapos and alladins eatery were busy. We started with a sushi plate and a shrimp tempura roll. Both were very good. Reviews on yelp were accurate that the sushi size were small relative to other sushi places but it was nice to have... More 

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Additional Information about Bonsai

Address: 4040 S. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22206
Phone Number: 703-824-8828
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4040 S. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-824-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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