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101 E Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2722
+1 208-765-4321
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for restaurant week. The sushi was superb, the food was okay - the ribs were a little overlooked, dessert was delish and the drinks were okay - heavy on the liquor and unbalanced flavor. The service was well below par. We had to wait too long for refills and the waitress was not very authentically friendly. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Amber M
Rockford, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wait staff for our table was new and still training. The wait time was a bit long, but the food was very good.

Thank tmitchells1220
Troy C, Manager at Bonsai Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the food. You are very correct, we have started hiring wait staff to be ready for the summer. They are doing a good job but are definitely still learning. Sorry for the wait times hope to see you soon! The Bonsai Team More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the wife and I tried the all U can eat and loved it! you order off a menu 3 items at a time, so when they arrive they are fresh! there's a variety of appetizers, Japanese salads, sushi rolls, and entrees and they always arrive at your table Fresh.

1 Thank Bill B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times--3 times in the last two months. Generally speaking, good Thai menu and great sushi menu. I've had very good meals here but there is definitely a high degree of inconsistency. Some meals have been very different from one day to another, both in terms of which veggies are in the dish to how spicy a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

They try and copy cat a lot of PF Changs plates but don't quite succeed. They are good and a nice atmosphere. If you have kids ask to sit downstairs. They have an indoor Koi area and the kids will LOVE it.

Thank rebekahp86
Boquete, Panama
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Terrific choices of seafood and sushi. The tastes were refreshing and tasty. Excellent wine list great views.

Thank Wildbst
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have tried Bonsai several times throughout several years and every time I do I regret it. Expensive tasteless disappointment. The Chinese food is just flat out bland. Skip this place!

Thank Keith P
Troy C, Chef at Bonsai Bistro, responded to this review

Keith, We apologize for your dissatisfaction. Obviously it is not our goal to create anything but great food. We greatly appreciate your attempts though. More 

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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went here to try, this place; after seeing many ads in newspaper. Food good, but prices too high.

Thank US N
Troy C, Chef at Bonsai Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for trying us out and enjoying the food! Concerning our pricing; We use a lot of organic ingredients, non GMO and products from local farmers. It is a challenge to to use higher quality ingredients in the Asian market and still keep fair pricing but we feel it is worth it. We do have some great promotions though.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great family place, and the food was out of this world if you like Pan Asian. Definitely great on a cold winters night.

Thank Mark J
Tri-Cities, Washington
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was seat yourself when we arrived so we did as told. It took over 20 mins for someone to finally come and give us menus and water. And no, it was not busy at all; there were maybe 3 other families in there when we arrived. The food was delicious, the portions in our opinion were a little small... More 

Thank Komm57
Troy C, Chef at Bonsai Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. They really help us to better service. I see what happened in your situation. As you said, were not busy. The team member that had you seat yourself did not communicate this to the server on the floor. When this happens a guest can be over looked as each server thinks that it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2722
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: +1 208-765-4321
Bonsai Bistro is located across the street from the Resort is an upscale Pan-Asian restaurant with a world class sushi bar. Great lake views to include front row seating to events on the lake. Separate lower dining room with a 4000 gallon koi and turtle pond. Water features flow through an outdoor garden during summer months.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?