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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

#356 of 3,424 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
+351 21 346 2515
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Today
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, not the best Japanese food you can ever have. But it took 55 minutes to have our order on the table. And the appetizer came after serving 3 main courses!

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1 Thank Rahy50
Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I went there with a friend of mine that is also a japanese food lover like me. The interior looks quite authentic and a soft music on a background makes an atmosphere but the light is so bright that all of a sudden the feeling of coziness disappears. We took oysters as starters and they had quite strong taste because... More 

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Thank Olillia
Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Food is very good,service friendly and at decoration is simple. Some improvements for the speed and for the climatization since the full dinner has been with strong air conditioning which didn't allow enjoy the full experience. But again, with proper warm clothes the food is really really good. One suggestion is when you make the reservation try to get the... More 

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Thank sgosgo
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I live in London. There is no sushi that's good in London. It blew my mind. Get the mixed sashimi. If you're feeling greedy, the sushi/ sashimi combo. Not cheap but top notch.

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Thank Karoline1988
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The quality of food was good, some dishes could be cooked much better, portions were extremely small for the price they asked. Lots of positions from menu were absent. The service is very very slow - 2 hours from order and to last dish is too much. Two dishes the waitress even forgot to bring. The interior of the restaurant... More 

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Thank Anastasia O
United Kingdom Essex
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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.

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Thank JacobEllw
Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Adrian B
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank fbarata75
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Claudio S
Monthey, Switzerland
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Sara G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $37
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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 21 346 2515
Description
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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