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“Beautiful place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bonsai Retaurant & Cafe

The Bonsai Retaurant & Cafe
30 Roe Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Ranked #39 of 1,531 Restaurants in Perth
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The way the venue is set out is fantastic - it's a little rustic and has a warehouse sort of feel, but it is very nice. The food is absolutely amazing! The staff are well informed and extremely welcoming. Pricing is reasonable as well. We shared a variety of the hot, cold & fried shares: salmon sashimi bites, red wine pork belly kakuni, takoyaki, creamy prawn spring-rolls and oyster panko - all so fresh and yummy! I would not hesitate to return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jill40Jill40
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A lovely surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

One of our adult daughters recommended this restaurant. Walking into the venue we were pleasantly surprised by its spaciousness, attractive decor and modest noise level. It seems there are not many venues in Perth which can boast these three features.

The food is Japanese with a twist, which added to the enjoyment. The menu includes many dishes which are designed to be shared. Given the "tapas" size of the dishes it is recommended that 2-3 dishes per person are ordered. We and two friends opted for "share" dishes: salmon sashimi bites, pan fried mushrooms with karashi-su-miso sauce, Cajun spiced baby squid, beef asparagus (we ordered a second plate of this because we enjoyed the first so much), agedashi eggplant and mochi, crispy skin duck (two serves because it was so good), steamed rice. The flavours were great, interesting and accessible.
The wait staff were young, friendly and quite attentive. It was refreshing to find this level of service from young waitresses.
We also enjoyed being able to have a conversation without struggling to hear what the person on the other side of the table was saying.
The cost was reasonable too.
This is a place that we have recommended to others. We shall be returning in the near future.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolute favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Whats not to like about this place. The food is delicious and a little bit different, the service is some of the best in Perth, great wine list and good location near the State Theatre etc. Its has such a nice atmosphere and that is enhanced when the traditional music is playing. You always feel like an honoured guest but not in a stuffy way. We usually have a mix of cold and hot share plates but the main meals look equally good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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