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Bonsai

4040 S. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22206
703-824-8828
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Ranked #206 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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270 reviews 270 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011 via mobile

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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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010 via mobile

Surprisingly good. Nice service.

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