£8 for £20 Worth of Authentic Japanese Food for Two at Bonsai Japanese Bar Bistro

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Japanese cuisine, including sushi and traditional griddle-cooked dishes
  • Lively restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh
  • Fine selection of Japanese wines and cocktails
  • Open seven days a week

The Fine Print

Expires 29 May 2011
Minimum 2 diners per Groupon. Advance booking essential, do not need to quote Groupon codes. Not available for takeaway orders. No cancellation policy. Offer valid on food only. If bill exceeds £20, the remaining amount must be paid in full.

Evil abusers of the ancient art of Bonsai have been shrinking public amenities, replanting town halls in small pots and cultivating miniature civil servants. Support sustainable pruning with today's Groupon: £20 for two people to spend on authentic Japanese dishes for £8 at Bonsai Japanese Bar Bistro.

This central Edinburgh bar and bistro offers fuss-free great tasting food, served up on simple lacquered platters ideal for sharing, and delicately flavoured with zesty marinades and sauces. Deep fried dishes include crispy tempura, gyoza parcels and marinated pork in breadcrumbs. These light and tasty morsels of authentic Japanese piquancy are complemented by dainty sides of pickles, edamame and steamed bread filled with roast pork or vegetable puree. Sake and plum wine are on offer together with Japanese cocktails of exotic blends of fruit juice, tonic and shochu, while traditional griddle dishes, sweet teriyaki, soy broths and wide selection of sushi and sashimi wrap up in a seaweed roll this exquisite menu.

Seasoned sushi lovers can dine out on authentic sashimi and a host of authentic treats with this Groupon, £20 for two people to spend on any of Bonsai's dishes for £8. Try tuna maki (£3.95) or California gaijin (£6.95) alongside seasoned rice with a mackerel topping (£2.95) and such fried dishes as prawn tempura (£5.95) or sample smoky treats like seared scallops (£6.95) and wasabi beef (£6.95) from the traditional Japanese griddle.

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The restaurant has been reviewed by a number of its customers who have been impressed by the wide range of dishes on the menu. Qypers gave Bonsai four stars out of five, whilst ViewEdinburgh users were also positive.

Went here for a birthday night out. There were about 25 of us and they coped admirably. Lots of different platters, lots of different taste treats. Often left wanting more when sushi's on the menu but there was so much choice and the plates kept coming I was completely satisfied. Will definitely go again.
enbrennan, Qype

I can't believe I have lived in Edinburgh for this long and have never been to Bonsai! I will most certainly be back. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was very fresh, tasty and just the right sized portions. We also tried a few Japanese beers out but the hot sake was definitely a favourite.I would absolutely recommend Bonsai to anyone.
paulpatr, TripAdvisor

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