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Bonsai

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 131 668 3847
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sushi” (73 reviews)
“bento box” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this place in the attempt of satisfying our Sunday Japanese food craving, and it was a success! We got the dark dragon rolls, takoyaki and meatballs skewers, along with some gyoza and rice. Everything was perfectly cooked and well presented. Definitely going...More

Thank Giulia P
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This place is a regular haunt for my friends and I. The menu is good and the lunch time specials are great value. I also appreciate the loyalty card that you get stamped every time you spend more than £10 and which earns you a...More

Thank cstravels2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This was the first place in Edinburgh that I tried sushi, and we have been back many times since (and have introduced others to sushi here!) The decor is delightfully eclectic but has a casual and laid back vibe, too. The place is quite small,...More

Thank RagingSunbear
Reviewed 29 August 2018

After the Royal Mile walk and a stop at one bar, we came here for dinner. The place is really small but has good interior. Being a fan of sushi, I could only say that the food is average. One thing that fails me was...More

Thank imeej
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for an early dinner while the Edinburgh fringe was on. Menu was big, lots of selection. We had a chicken katsu curry and chicken teriyaki, both were amazing! So delicious and very well priced. We ordered some rice and yakisoba noodles too,...More

Thank Kvenables226
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Bonsai was one of my firm favourites when I lived in Edinburgh and I always make sure I squeeze in a visit when I’m here for the fringe. I visited with 2 family members and it was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were...More

Thank kjobl97
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had our last dinner in Edinburgh, and since my eldest loves sushi, we chose Bonsai. We all loved the food, and the service was pleasant. Highly recommended!

Thank michlal
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

As we were a hurry (Edinburgh Fringe booking) the owner ensured that our order was quickly processed and dispatched - and what great food it was. The eel sushi was particularly tasty and good value. Highly recommended.

Thank somersetfolk
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Great freshly prepared food, the soft shell crab sushi roll is the best! Relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. It’s a favourite.

Thank MollyJardine
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We bought a Groupon voucher to use here and were not disappointed! The restaurant is quirky and totally different to so many other of the food options nearby. The sushi was good value for money and we ate until we were stuffed without breaking the...More

1  Thank cm2333
Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 10:00
Monday
12:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 10:00
Thursday
12:00 - 10:00
Friday
12:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 3847
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