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Bonsai Japanese Restaurant

3401 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94027
650-367-6547
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Ranked #22 of 234 restaurants in Redwood City
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2013
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Menlo Park, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Delicious. Ate here with some friends, got the giant boat of stuff plus a few other things. Service wasn't fantastic and a few orders were mildly messed up. Definitely fun seeing the sushi chef showing off his giant hunting bow too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! The sushi is wonderful! I am not from this area but I drove past this restaurant and saw lots of people going in and the parking lot was full. I was very happy that I turned around and came to Bonsai! I would go back again!

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San Francisco, California
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59 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Being a foodie I am always looking for the best sushi place...and after having tried the trendiest, the most expensive one (Fuki Sushi), the hundreds of sushi bars sprouting along El Camino Real and beyond, well, after 12 years of experiment only ONE place has made it to the very top and stayed there with total consistence: Bonsai. I even... More

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rochester
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The atmosphere and the food is fantastic. I used to live out here, and I hated sushi... until I tried it here. Now I can't get enough of it. Haven't found a better place anywhere. Samurai roll and white tuna rolls are the best!

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Bonsai has been a favorite for years starting when it was on Redwood City, The current location in Atherton on the El Camino carries on the excellent Japanese cuisine. In my opinion it is the best on the peninsula. The fish is noticeably fresh and prepared to our preferences. The owner knows how to make our visit special.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Went to Bonsai with my wife for a dinner without kids and had a terrific time. Kenji (Mike) was preparing sushi and make everything exactly to my wife's order. He had a New York Steak prepared for me that was as good as Flemings. Not being a fish eater, I even enjoyed the crab salad. Will definitely return soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

Nice atmosphere. Good tempura.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

Yummy Japanese food. But they have moved to Menlo Park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Used to be really good and decent pricing. Now, it's just another edible Japanese-food place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

Regular - sushi is sushi... I always get tempura though.

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