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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 131 668 3847
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sushi” (70 reviews)
“bento box” (15 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. The restaurant is relatively small and it was buzzing. Great value fantastic Bento Box and beer, and served so well by Alex.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This used to be the ultimate meet up place for me and my friend. Everything from food to atmosphere is amazing, it is cozy and very cheap for the value of food. The salmon teriyaki is always my go-to!

Thank Suzie J
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love it! I would call myself a regular in this restaurant (I have so many locality stamps from you guys I think I could make you bankrupt!) Haha anyway, nice laid back service. Small restaurant..great variety and tasty food! Lunch menu is around a...More

Thank Olaya T
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Everything in bonsai is 10/10. It has such a unique vibe, and the food is delicious. Its quite a small place, and luckily for us generally not too busy when we go, so I think the most I've ever waited for my food was 15...More

Thank Amaya L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Just back home from a magnificent meal this evening at Bonsai. Cannot fault the food/staff in any way. Attentive and friendly. Thanks

Thank S M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I was treated to this dining experience by my son. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. I got the taste for sushi whilst working away from home and read the previous reviews and can't believe some comments. Best one was bringing your own pastry /...More

Thank Stewart G
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited here a couple of days ago. I must say we had a lovely time! It was a quiet evening, but that just was perfect for us. From the really beginning we felt welcomed. The waiter was super nice and polite. The food absolutely...More

Thank Luca E
Reviewed 22 October 2017

There is not one part of my visit to Bonsai Bistro that leaves me with anything positive to type! This is the 2nd worst dining "experience" I have ever had. Surroundings - no space in between tables, squashed in like sardines and obviously making the...More

1  Thank SubjectiveFoodie
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Think we must be the best family customers ever as we keep returning. We all love the bento boxes as gives you everything you need for lunch, keeping our 2 hungry boys satisfied every time. Highly recommend as there's something for everyone even if you...More

Thank EdFamily121
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Great little find... Service was a little slow but Hey they were full !!!... Breaded pork cutlet was lovely... Pop in and enjoy

Thank FrankieTheButcher
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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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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