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Bonsai Grill

553 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
+1 703-553-7723
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“miso soup” (4 reviews)
“sushi” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
553 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
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Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Sushi was good. Price was very right. We sat outside as the evening was nice. Service was good even though there was only one server. Menu is not huge, but covers most tastes.

Thank EAN_Diver
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Ordered the Salmondon. Which is a very simple dish of sashimi of a variety cuts of salmon over rice. The salmon is firm, clear, and without scent. Fat lines are thick on all cuts. So care was taken on selecting the fish. Portions were generous....More

1  Thank texasaero
Reviewed October 31, 2013

wonderful small restaurant. stuffs are very friendly and knowlegable. Quality and quantity of food are amazing. I have been having sushi for a long time. In this restaurant, I had red snapper belly for the first time. it is a very wonderful experience.

Thank jetiger
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been in sushi bars in Tokyo and other cities in Japan that are about this big (meaning, small). Bonsai is one of about a dozen little restaurants in a block of 23rd Street in Crystal City, a section of Arlington. This block is a...More

Thank UmpChap
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a great pick up place. Easy to get to and very friendly staff. The resturant is pretty small, so I can see it getting really crowded if I pick up much later than noon. The food is always ready when you call ahead...More

Thank jennawilliams1975
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We found this place while on a business trip back in the early 1990's and have eaten there every time we have traveled to the area, and it has been very consistent. They offer both Sushi and a traditional Japanese menu. We don't eat sushi,...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We've eaten here twice, which tells you that the place is okay. The fish is fresh and well presented. Each time, we ordered a Bonsai Boat, which was just a bit more than two hungry people could eat (but we managed). For what we got,...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Had a sushi craving while on business, so I figured I'd give Bonsai Grill a try again. Much better this time. Friendlier and prompt service. The spicy rolls were nicely presented, not too spicy, and all-in-all pretty tasty. I guess it's worth giving second chances...More

Thank TomL911
Reviewed July 2, 2012

A very respectable sushi place with good quality fish and great consistency, Bonsai! is a Japanese restaurant well worth adding to your week-to-week routine. They aim to please, and they usually do.

Thank Hammerabi
Reviewed April 20, 2012

The atmosphere of the resturant was very clean and nice. Although the venue was nice, the service was somewhat slow. My young daughters commented that the waitress never smiled. They seemed a bit understaffed which may have contributed to our waitress's demeanor. The sushi was...More

1  Thank TomL911
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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