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Bonsai Restaurant

35 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-218 1292
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible25%
2 Mar 2017
“Tasted better than expected”
25 Jan 2017
“Sushi Lover”
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
35 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Unfortunately most of what food we selected from the menu was unavailable. Not a good start. Finally we selected adamame beans as an entree and salmon as a main. The latter was served with salad and rice and miso soup. The beans were well cooked...More

Thank GrahamChristchurch
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The best sushi in town. The bento box is always good if you are wanting a little more than just sushi. Always made fresh.

Thank xbirdx
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Will never go back. Do not recommend! Non authentic Japanese food in taste and presentation. Interior very shabby. Quite dissappinted.

1  Thank madgenie81
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went in for dinner at 7pm, their sign said they close at 8pm. After waiting ages to be served, we're told we couldn't have a dine-in dinner but they could do takeaways. Why bother having closing times if your going to close whenever you want.

1  Thank TePukeTravellers
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I have been popping in for the last couple of years as a treat for my daughter who loves Japanese food. The interior really needs tidied up. Service has slipped and are now not very accommodating for slight menu alterations. Recently the rice has either...More

Thank asf051
Reviewed 18 January 2016

My colleague and I were looking for a place to have tea and finally selected Bonsai after searching around some other possible choices of different cuisines in the area. At first I didn't recognize the place but after a while it dawned on me that...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 10 November 2015

There are certainly good and bad points about Bonsai Restaurant. We'll start off with the bad: no space to move or even sit down to eat without being bumped into, the staff look like they want to be elsewhere, and the decor is ghastly. But...More

Thank Anony M
Reviewed 17 September 2015

whilst John Cleese nailed Palmerston North, if you ever want to put someone off Japanese cuisine, bring them here! Misappropriate description of wines abounds too, Mount Difficulty turns out to be Roaring Meg, the screaming ho at Bardot prices!

1  Thank Tim O
Reviewed 10 May 2015

My partner and I went for lunch recently at this restaurant in Invercargill. Started off badly with the person taking my order at the counter trying to overcharge me. Then when our lunch arrived the food was greasy and lukewarm, the rice was cold and...More

Thank pjc195410
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Alright been there last Thursday Walked in the shop saw heaps of flies on the roof lol oh my gosh can't believe a sushi place having such an unhygienic environment. Service is absolutely nasty, there was a lady being so rude to me and my...More

1  Thank Happy9818680
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Esk Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 1292
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