Bonzai

Bonzai

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles310 reviews
Excellent
119
Very good
102
Average
36
Poor
30
Terrible
23
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Shampers
Peterborough28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We visited Nottingham yesterday afternoon for my child’s birthday treat. We spent 30 minutes walking past restaurants - struggling to make a choice. Hidden behind some scaffolding was Bonzai. I recognised the name of the restaurant from my pre-trip Google search so we chose to eat here. Now, here is a lesson in don’t judge!!! When we first walked in, I felt unsure - we were seated next to a busy table so I opted to sit next to my child, but was asked to move seats by the waitress and we then placed our order. We struck up a conversation with the waitress, and probably kept her attention for too long actually. My child is learning Japanese and since the restaurant is Japanese, really wanted to know where the waitress was from - sadly, not Japanese! But very proudly Vietnamese, and super impressed at our language learning. Our food arrived - one dish at a time, and I don’t like eating before everyone has their food. The food was very good, my child opted for a pork noodle broth ramen, and declared it ‘incredible’! I chose Katsu chicken curry rice bowl, it was very nicely cooked and tasty. In all, our waitress was fabulous, very friendly, very polite and just lovely! I think she enjoyed our visit as much as we did. Customer service shouldn’t just be about standing around and checking if food is ok, creating warm connection in this way boosts the experience for me. My child was smiling all the way home! So, I didn’t take her name - but please tell her thank you so much! 💐
Written 9 March 2024
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Sam L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Amazing. Perfect service, while very busy. Great food, great staff, great price. I would recoment to anyone. A Nottingham must.
Written 16 February 2024
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Max
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Been here many times whenever I visit Nottingham. Sashimi is absolutely incredible, service is excellent today we were served by Dan he was super helpful
Written 27 December 2023
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andebweb
Nottingham72 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Knowing that this restaurant is very popular we booked 2 weeks before our visit. On arrival (on time) we were told that we would have to wait for half an hour as they had let too many walk-ins in. Not good enough.
Written 26 November 2023
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Florence S
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
the food is amazing and service was very fast! i only think they could improve on seating and extending their restaurant since the food is so good it is a shame that it is very cramped and the door always seems to be opening.
Written 25 November 2023
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kcfhenderson
Nottingham7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Unfortunately on a Saturday it is a cash only restaurant but once we had fixed this issue the food was absolutely lovely. The service was a little slow but the sushi, tempura and katsu curry made up for it. Delicious lunch, great value and will return. As a practical note, the women's cubicles are absolutely tiny!
Written 22 November 2023
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lauriecrow
Nottingham79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
At one time I'd have rated Bonzai as the best Japanese restaurant in the area. Service was never particularly swift but the food was consistently brilliant and the place had a great atmosphere. Fast forward to the present and the food is still good, even outstanding at times. Sadly the restaurant itself is beginning to look very tatty. Shabby decor, ripped seat covers and general feeling that is not been well maintained. The toilets, in particular are pretty grim. One bowl overflowing in the ladies and no paper on the dispenser. I do wanted to love Bonzai having had some fabulous dining experiences in the past. However, I cannot overlook how run down it now feels. Please sort out out guys - I will then gladly return, with my family and friends.
Written 18 September 2023
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James T
Lincoln2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
Absolutely amazing evening, had a mix of a vegetarian avacado dish along with an udon noodles dish, both absolutely delicious, cannot fault the food at all, but the service was the show stopper tonight. Two lovely members of staff on tonight, both fast, friendly and efficient. Only caught the name of the younger man, Dan who was exceptionally amazing. Will definitely be back soon!
Written 11 September 2023
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Robbie D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
Absolutely fantastic place, the best Japanese food I have had ever! The service from Dan ( I believe) was nothing short of brilliant. Thank you and I will be returning.
Written 11 September 2023
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Emma R
Beeston17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Really enjoyed the food and service, I went for a set menu whcih was very good value for money (but so much food I couldn’t finish it!) I definitely want to go again to try the bento box, the ramen and the California rolls which all looked amazing so a few more visits are definitely in order.
Written 9 September 2023
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Hannah W
Nottingham9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Main came out before starter. Katsu chicken was dry and tasteless, fried squid was like rubber and had to be sent back. Chicken skewer starter was undercooked and mushy in texture. Place felt grubby and seat cover was very ripped. Service was fast and inattentive.
Written 8 July 2023
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Carll84
Nottingham15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
I live nearby and always wanted to try the food here and it didn't disappoint. Top quality food I will definitely eat here again! Highly recommended!
Written 1 July 2023
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Catherine
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
The best sushi in Nottingham! Wow We order via Uber eats at least 3 times a month! Never disappoints
Written 4 May 2023
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Louise B
Nottingham7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
I've been coming to Bonzai since 2008, that's actually 15 years now! Sometimes the service could be better, but the food never misses the mark. The Korean Spicy Udon with Beef would be my last meal on earth if I got to choose. When I lived in Asia I would always come home to it and make a beeline for Bonzai. Maybe you can give me the recipe? ;-) Really good lunch menus too. Earlier this April I had the Udon shiyo noodles and they were amazing. Huge portion of tempura Inc king prawn. Sushi wonderful as always!
Written 22 April 2023
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Sophie
Nottingham17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
This has become one of my favourite spots for food in Nottingham! Prior to going here, I would have said that I don’t like sushi, having only tried sushi from buffets and the supermarket, but I loved the sushi here. The sushi is fresh and the portion sizes are generous. They also have a range of other dishes. In addition to the sushi, we also tried the noodles; you can choose the type of noodle, the meat and the sauce to go with it. The atmosphere is calm and laid back. When visiting outside of peak hours, we haven’t needed to book.
Written 1 April 2023
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