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“Fantastic!”
Review of Bonsai

Bonsai
Ranked #1,271 of 2,504 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Went here with a Groupon voucher & we weren't disappointed.
Bonsai has a great atmosphere, great staff & delicious food. It is on the expensive side if you have 2 or more dishes each, but we had no complaints.
Everything was beautifully presented, fresh & mouth-wateringly good.
Drinks were on the expensive side as well, but of high quality.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time & will definitely be visiting again.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
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edinburgh
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“Absolutely love the new Bonsai!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

I am a big fan of the original bonsai at the pleasance, now I have a choice of 2 - couldn't be happier! Also there are different specials at the new bonsai - can't wait to try them all!

  • Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Authentic Japanese”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a lovely little restaurant, it's not particularly comfortable but they did accommodate our seating arrangement which is adjacent rather than opposing or side by side. The service was very good, we had a money voucher and we were not disadvantaged at all. Ordering the food was quite an experience, there doesn't seem to be a standard size of portion. However we managed to request quite a few different courses ( that's not obvious, probably a Japanese thing) after discussion with the superb staff. A great meal, reasonably priced and delivered with a smile. We should have asked for plates and cutlery, but the thrill of grabbing rice grains individually with chopsticks of inferior quality all added to the fun experience. Would certainly recommend and I am definitely going back to work my way through the menu.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Ruisi H
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Amazing food, great service, absolutely loved it! Everyone has to visit Bonsai! I recommend the soft shell crab. ;)

  • Visited November 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely feast”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We used a Groupon £20 discount voucher but basically ate our way through menu spending another £45!! The service was good, the only complaint being lack of plates. When we were sharing everything it was tricky eating from the same bowl or plate. Should have asked I suppose. Dragon roll was great and so was the prawn roll. Spicy tuna excellent and scallop dish was probably our favourite. The price included a bottle of wine and we tried the Saki (didn't like that) but the iced plum wine was delicious. Overall a very nice culinary experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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