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“Decent neighborhood sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bonsai Grill

Bonsai Grill
553 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202
703.553.7723
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Ranked #206 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Washington, DC
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“Decent neighborhood sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We've eaten here twice, which tells you that the place is okay. The fish is fresh and well presented. Each time, we ordered a Bonsai Boat, which was just a bit more than two hungry people could eat (but we managed). For what we got, it was something of a bargain. Service here is okay. If you are in the area and want sushi, no reason not to come here. There are lots of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and this is as good as or better than any we've tried. It all depends what you feel like eating.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Better on 2nd Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Had a sushi craving while on business, so I figured I'd give Bonsai Grill a try again. Much better this time. Friendlier and prompt service. The spicy rolls were nicely presented, not too spicy, and all-in-all pretty tasty. I guess it's worth giving second chances to previously so-so restaurants.

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“Good sushi at decent prices and quick service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A very respectable sushi place with good quality fish and great consistency, Bonsai! is a Japanese restaurant well worth adding to your week-to-week routine. They aim to please, and they usually do.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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“Ok, not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere of the resturant was very clean and nice. Although the venue was nice, the service was somewhat slow. My young daughters commented that the waitress never smiled. They seemed a bit understaffed which may have contributed to our waitress's demeanor. The sushi was just ok. Good for a quick sushi fix.

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“Possible THE BEST sushi we've had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by on Friday evening for some takeout sushi. We tried the spicy California, spider & shrimp roll all of them were excellent! The freshest sushi I think we've ever had! The staff was friendly & helpful. We'll definitely be back!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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