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Bonsai Grill

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553 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
+1 703-553-7723
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Toulouse, France
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I, and anyone that knows, loves this place. Hands down the best quality sushi. I suggest getting the boat and taking the reminder to go. But, eat the boat to go is just sooooo good!

Thank John D
Little Elm, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

wow!!! very fresh sushi and sashime ever I had .I miss it already.Yam yam I liked food on the boat. I wish had picture of it.. I will go back again and again.

Thank injustine
Fairfax County, VA
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The actual name is Crystal Bonsai Sushi, to distinguish it from Bonsai Sushi in Shirlington. I could also call it our "To Go" sushi place because we've done carry out quite often. Either way, we've found the sushi to be fresh and tasty. It is small -- maybe five seats at the sushi bar, maybe ten tables inside and a... More 

Thank UmpChap
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been going here since they opened. They always make us feel welcome and it is the restaurant of choice of our children for special occasions.

Thank MCWC
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Event sushi and great service. Unfortunately a guy was on his cell phone yelling into it at the next table. The staff refused to tell him to be quiet so I finally did. Ruined my meal.

Thank JudgeJulie1
Oberlin, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and I was never disappointed. As the matter of fact I tend to compare my other sushi experiences with BONSAI and these guys always win. I love their lasagna style rolls and the Vegas Roll. Bento combinations and Sashimi Deluxe are on my top 5 list. Fresh Salmon and Tuna. Good rice in... More 

Thank Marcin P
Arlington, VA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is a miserable sushi place. I have been sorely disappointed twice now. Everything that is supposed to be crispy is soggy, and the tuna and salmon was mushy.

Thank uncboysocal
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We had several sushi rolls, shumai, gyoza, chicken yakadori. They were all delicious. The restaurant is tiny, but we called at 5:45 on a Sunday evening and had no problem getting a reservation for 6:30. This restaurant is great if you love sushi! Kid friendly. No children's menu, but my son had the chicken yakadori appetizer and rice and he... More 

Thank operagirl2015
Washington, DC
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780 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We have always been happy at the Bonsai Grill. The sushi is fresh and well served. This is a small neighborhood place with not many tables and a small outdoor seating area. We tend to order a sushi or sashimi boat, which comes loaded with an assortment of the usual fish and rolls. A great dinner for two. Soup and... More 

Thank jxx9595
Tucson, Arizona
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251 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Small place with decent service. Full sushi menu. Food was good but not as fresh as the sushi I am accustomed to. Good beer selection.

Thank Zack M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-553-7723

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?