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Bonsai

#608 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Southside & Holyrood
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46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 131 668 3847
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12:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 am
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved every minute, from the food to the service. We tried pretty much everything as we couldn't decide what to have......all washed down with some warm saki. We will return on next visit to Edinburgh.

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Thank carbsakey
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Bonsai with our children (son 9 & daughter 7). Our son doesn't really eat sushi, but we'd like to continue to expose him in the hope that'd he'd find something he likes. We picked up a small savory pastry for him, just in case, so he has something to eat. We asked the watress if that was ok,... More 

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Thank edinburghNB
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always fresh, yummy and just amazing food! Everytime I'm here - The best place to go if you like authentic Japanese food!

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Thank Joanna C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Happened to find this place on my break from work and I'm so glad I did as the food was excellent and the price was great too. £4.90 lunch special £3.50 Japanese cocktail Would recommend!

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Thank rohzay
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Very fresh, tasty fish & seafood. They always have specials and the grilled eel roll is so good. It's so hard to choose, everything is nice! My kids (9 & 5) also love the food in here. The toilets could do with better lighting and freshening up.

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Thank Chantal G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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426 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Small restaurant in a studenty/casual style atmosphere. Seats aren't too comfortable though and squeezing into the seats was challenging. Only one waiter for the whole restaurant so service was lacking. We were sat in a corner furthest away so hardly got any attention and frequently had empty glasses. Food was really good though. It was all freshly made, tasty, good... More 

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Thank kittyivan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Very compact restaurant which didn't make for a comfortable dinner even though quite relaxed surroundings inside. Food was very good though as was the service and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Gingeroadonis
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It's a small restaurant , very nice and friendly .I had a nigiri , the salmon was fresh and the rice well cook .✌🏻

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Thank Cecilia M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Visited for late night supper roughly 11.30pm. Staff were very helpful with good advice on menu choices . Food was fabulous. Very tasty and plentiful .Even though it was late and we were the last customers we never felt under any pressure to hurry. Enjoyed coconut ice cream and saki sorbet too. Can't wait to go back .

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Thank kayMwg
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This pace is tiny but always serves very nice sushi . It has got outside sitting area which we usually prefer to avoid the kitchen's odor indoors. Their sushi dishes are quite diverse and nicely done. Probably the most reasonably priced sushi restaurant in Edinburgh . Every time you visit them you can also get points to achieve discount on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $31
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 3847

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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