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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

#255 of 3,283 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
+351 213 462 515
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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United Kingdom Essex
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the food was good and the service was very friendly. The menu was in Portuguese, English and Japanese. The food itself was very authentic Japanese and really reminded us of our recent visit to Japan.

Thank JacobEllw
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a few hours to spend in Lisbon with my wife and we were looking for a...how to name it...good lunch. First we wanted some local place but this one was the one which inspired...trust (that's the first star). We ordered the "executive lunch menu". To be honest: the sushi was more than fresh (almost alive), but only two pieces.... More 

Thank Adrian B
Lisbon, Portugal
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant had already been endorsed by several friends. With all the justice and responsibility that friendship implies. Fantastic ramen, and good sushi and sashimi. Everything served in a traditional presentation, but with very good execution and ingredients. A reliable option. €20/€25 pax.

1 Thank fbarata75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

They serve ramen on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month...Make sure you reserve before since the portions are limited. Very good and authentic. I recommend.

Thank Claudio S
Monthey, Switzerland
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

A group of 8 had dinner in one of the private rooms. We went for trying and sharing many appetizers and main courses. The food was fresh and delicious and we didn't stop eating during our 3 hours stay. The staff was genuinely kind! Reserve in advance

Thank Sara G
Leiden, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We went here for lunch, but we did not use the lunch menu. Instead we ordered sushi. The fish was very fresh and of good quality, but the price was very high (9 euro for a single tuna temaki) Staff was helpful and friendly.

1 Thank E A
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I went here for the very first in October. Since I love sashimi I got straight here after I saw some pictures online... If you look at the picture I posted you can easily understand that I wouldn't been able to find a better place to enjoy some fresh-cutted slice of amazing sashimi. Definitely the best sushi I've ever had.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Birthday lunch with friends. Decided to go for their usually cool 10 euros menu. It was totally ok, but just a bit weaker than other times: perfect rice, pretty ok fish and a regular tempura ball (fried together into kind of a smash). But, contrary to other visits, the worst this time was the service. When we arrived the not... More 

1 Thank crisiscrisis
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, terriyaki dishes plus a sushi counter where you can sit and watch the dishes being prepared. Hot & cold sake served in the tradition square boxes.

Thank LindaBamford
Sydney, Australia
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We have been in Lisbon for a month and are desperate for something other than typical Portuguese "Cuisine", which really means that almost every restaurant in all of Lisbon has exactly the same menu on the same day with the same vegetables boiled within an inch of their lives. So when we spotted this Japanese restaurant we were pleased as... More 

2 Thank Sue P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 213 462 515
The oldest Japanese restaurant in Portugal, located in the charming neighbourhood in Bairro Alto. Serves a wide variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi with amazingly fresh local catches, hot pots(sukiyaki, mizutaki, shabushabu), street food(takoyaki, yakitori), not to mention tempura and teriyaki. Ippin ryori(Today's specials)on the wall a must see!

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.