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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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the outside you couldnt tell what you were getting into. The waitress seemed to have a little bit of an attitude but we did not let that ruin our dinner. We chose four different rolls and they were done to perfection. A carafe of Saki was added and a few hot entrees to finish our meal. Presentation was great,... More 

Thank Mehylander
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Closed at 6:30pm on a Monday? Bummer! Guess I should've called before walking all the way over here. Everything else on the block was open and busy. Guess I'll try out the diner instead...

Thank Elizabeth P
Bethesda, Maryland
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have now dined here twice together with our son and his family, and our shared opinion is summarized in the title of this review. Sushi and sashimi are quite fresh (as they ought to be). The udon is remarkable for the abundance of ingredients in addition to noodles and the exceptionally hearty and flavorful broth. If... More 

Thank APM_01
Toulouse, France
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
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
Reviewed 18 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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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 23 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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

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Restaurant Details

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