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“Delivers but is not cheap”

The Bonsai Retaurant & Cafe
Ranked #131 of 1,639 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Delivers but is not cheap”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Bonsai provided us with prompt and polite service. We had a number of shared dishes, the food was delicious and nicely presented but very small portions. But be warned it's not cheap and I enjoyed a souvlaki on the way home.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Perth, Australia
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357 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great for pre-theatre”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

A large group of us dined pre-theatre.

We had the $40 banquet. It comes out as multiple share dishes and there was more than enough food. The food was delicious and well presented, but not outstanding.

Service was excellent. The manager ensured that dietary requirements were met and also checked to get food started so we would be on time.

Once started, it was pretty much free-flowing.

Also a good selection of sake and beers.

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Perth, Australia
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Second visit just as good.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was our second visit to Bonsai and it was just as good as last time.

We filled our belly with fantastic food, sake and wine and had nothing but excellent service the entire night. Our waitress was pleasant and cheerful and engaged in conversation when needed as well as provided excellent sake recommendations.

The pork belly was stunning, the prawn spring rolls excellent and the crisp duck was superb.

I highly recommend making a reservation and settling in for a good night! Prices are very reasonable considering what other restaurants are charging in Perth.

We'll be back again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice meal but felt a little rushed”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Went here for dinner last weekend. Initial impression was great atmosphere and friendly service. They were quick to take our order, which was great, but we did have to ask them to return in a few mins as they a little too quick. Food came out in a timely order and was all delicious, I probably thought the sashimi wasn't the freshest, but I'm no Japanese expert. The only downsides were the drinks, once we were finished our glasses were quickly taken away and we weren't offered another drink, a tad annoying half way through our meal. The other con was that they had a large party in the same room as us who were obviously noisy and hovering around closely instead of taking a seat. Didn't impact us too much but there were tables who were closer and the people were pretty much leaning in their chairs. Again, didn't impact our meal but I would probably ask for a table in one of the front rooms with my next reservation. Overall, it was a great experience and we would return.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank RissG
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Perth, Australia
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227 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

A great restaurant with nice food and friendly service. Good to go with a group or just a couple. Atmosphere is good and the food is not unreasonably priced. I would go back again.

Visited May 2014
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