About Bonsai Bistro - Richmond

Japanese food is a trend that continues to grow around Scotland and the UK, with legions of diners wising up to the raw fish wonders of sushi, sashimi and nigiri and the cooked meats of teppanyaki – cooked on a traditional Japanese grill – and teriyaki, marinated in soy sauce. The folks over at Bonsai Bar in Edinburgh – particularly their outlet on West Richmond Street in the Old Town – are known as superb purveyors of the cuisine, so book a table now and head on over.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bonsai Bistro - Richmond
48 Richmond Street, Old Town
Edinburgh EH89DZ

Menu Highlights



Wakame Salad

Seaweed and vegetables in soy vinaigrette

Snow Crab Salad

With tomato and yuzu dressing

Beef Tataki Salad

With daikon kimchi and corriander

More about Bonsai Bistro - Richmond, Edinburgh

As the trend towards high quality Japanese restaurants continues, Bonsai Bar in Edinburgh is increasingly becoming a flagbearer for the cuisine in the Scottish capital. Close to the University of Edinburgh on West Richmond Street, as well as near to the many theatres and clubs of the Old Town – perfect for a Festival season snack – Bonsai Bar is classically-designed, well-priced, and above all, offers a superb example of Japanese cuisine.

Let us talk you through a meal at Bonsai Bar. Begin with a selection of deep-fried dishes – chicken katsu or a tempura dish – before cleansing the palate with some raw fish specialities, found on the sushi and sashimi sections of the menu at their West Richmond Street in the Old Town. If you’re feeling like a really big feed, then add a yakitori skewer or a grilled teriyaki dish and you’re well on the way to a great Japanese meal. Reserve in advance to secure a table.

45 Bonsai Bistro - Richmond Reviews

45 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Elain B.3 months ago · 3 reviews

Great value food. Lots to choose from on the menu as well as specials on the blackboard. Good quality food and helpful friendly waiting staff.

lesley f.3 months ago · 3 reviews

We come here alot, excellent as always. love the new place! much bigger than the last next door. try the gyozas, amazing! bento boxes are fab too, reccomend to anyone!

Ruth S.3 months ago · 1 review

I absolutely love this restaurant! The food is great, it's got nerdy decor, and it's reasonably priced. I love it and would recommend it to anyone!