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Bonsai Restaurante Japones

Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
+351 21 346 2515
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (14 reviews)
“ramen” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner. Staff is very friendly and the service is kick. Would definitely recommend it and will visit it again. It's also close to the bares in Bairro Alto so it's perfect to have a drink either before or after. It's a bit...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Bonsai serves genuine authentic Japanese food unlike all the overrated fusion Japanese out there. Reservation is recommended and this place will not let you down. Staffs and chefs are extremely friendly and I always had a good time eating there.

Thank NeoOng
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great value for money with lunch menus. A quiet environment with careful prepared dishes for the regular and ocasional costumers. A slightly used ambience gives it genuity 15 euros for a high quality meal without the fuzz of the neighborhood is definitely a place to...More

Thank Mifgaspar
Reviewed 24 March 2017

In a city full of sushi restaurants at every corner, Bonsai comes as a really great surprise. On the outside it doesn't look like much, but on the inside you're greeted with a really nice place with typical japanese decoration and really nice staff. The...More

Thank Rui P
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We came here because of the good ratings for lunch. After arriving a cook told us they are close for lunch since a few weeks. Their chef has had an accident. I'm sorry for the chef. But please change your opening hours on facebook and...More

Thank SilverlakeLA
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Even from Japanese standard, the quality of the food is more than excellent. I am honestly happy to be in this restaurant. Sashimi and Sushi were all so fresh and so tasty. Try tuna and horse mackerel at least. Wer Japanisch Essen mögen, sollen dies...More

Thank Kaz T
Reviewed 8 December 2016

marvellous japanese authentic cuisine; tasted like in Tokio. Very fresh. i loved their sushi, tempura, braised duck, soups, green tea tiramisu

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Food was ok, not the best Japanese food you can ever have. But it took 55 minutes to have our order on the table. And the appetizer came after serving 3 main courses!

2  Thank Rahy50
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with a friend of mine that is also a japanese food lover like me. The interior looks quite authentic and a soft music on a background makes an atmosphere but the light is so bright that all of a sudden the feeling...More

Thank Olillia
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food is very good,service friendly and at decoration is simple. Some improvements for the speed and for the climatization since the full dinner has been with strong air conditioning which didn't allow enjoy the full experience. But again, with proper warm clothes the food is...More

Thank sgosgo
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and
theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from
the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at
PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Rosa 248 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-391, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 2515
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The oldest Japanese restaurant in Portugal, located in the charming neighbourhood in Bairro Alto. Serves a wide variety of dishes from sushi and sashimi with amazingly fresh local catches, hot pots(sukiyaki, mizutaki, shabushabu), street food(takoyaki, yakitori), not to mention tempura and teriyaki. Ippin ryori(Today's specials)on the wall a must see!
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