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46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ, Scotland
+44 131 668 3847
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sushi” (69 reviews)
“bento box” (15 reviews)
“teriyaki” (11 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 1 week ago 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

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 24 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
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Teens and I always seem to lead with sushi when in a new city. Bonsai was close and we really liked the old and new Japanese atmosphere. Good food with reasonable price. Outstanding server and great chef. Worth a visit if your looking for a...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Nondescript from afar, and adorned with a vast array of Japanese culture and anime motifs inside, Bonsai somehow manages to feel endearing, rather than tacky. Their primary value proposition is assorted £4.95 lunch dishes served in generous portions with miso soup. Their katsu curry hits...More

Thank tsukihana
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I decided to go out by myself and get my sushi eve. Food was good, the service it's been ok. I've got a classic sushi and sashimi mix, it's been a nice experience. I will be back with no doubt as soon I will be...More

Thank annarg1
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Me & my boyfriend had the bento box, which offers a great variety of food! Good food and a nice atmosphere, not too busy as of the beaten track!

Thank hvj1995
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous food & swift, friendly service. Eating here was a really lovely experience. The booth we sat in was a bit cramped but who cares when the taste buds are buzzing and the food continues to deliver culinary fireworks dish after dish.

Thank Profberty
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We loved every minute, from the food to the service. We tried pretty much everything as we couldn't decide what to have......all washed down with some warm saki. We will return on next visit to Edinburgh.

Thank carbsakey
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
USD 21 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 10:30 am
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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