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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 131 668 3847
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sushi” (70 reviews)
“bento box” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite Edinburgh restaurant. The food is amazing and staff are great. Any excuse to take friends here too. Plus some great offers available.

Thank mrmchugh
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Good service though a bit slow at some points. The food was brilliant as always and plenty of choices for both myself and my coeliac (gluten free) partner. Was around £30 for a full meal but we were both very full afterwards. Definitely recommend!

Thank jasonbeggs
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The gyoza were better than what I've had in Japan! The bento box is very yummy. Would definitely recommend.

Thank ac2716
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We both had the bento set for dinner which was very good- selection of mains and sushi with soup and salad. The Salmon was delicious

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Food was really nice and great service! Would defiantly recommend! We had some dragon rolls gyōza etc and everything was lovely! 😊

Thank beccyg90
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here many times with family, friends and with my partner. Loved it every time. The service is generally slightly slow but the food is filling and tasty. They have a good amount of coeliac options (gluten free) which is great for my partner...More

Thank jasonbeggs
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:30
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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