Review Summary

9 based on 16 reviews
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    Back again to Bonzai - tried the salt and pepper king prawns - spicy but nice - and the yakatori chicken skewers, which were tender and tasty in the teriyaki sauce.

    Again an excellent meal - tried the tempura mix for a change, very good, especially the prawns. And well done for re-introducing the mixed sashimi.

    One of my favourine places purely because the ramen and service are both excellent!

    The change of menu seems to be a bit of a backward step. Not much has changed, but there is a better layout that is easier to understand. Didn't like the change in the Sashimi - there is no longer the choice of fish, but rather a fixed selection which is not flexible. Bring back the choice, but as ever a great meal.

    LOVE this place! Always great service. Pricing is quite standard.

    Took a new customer along - the was the same as mine, an absolutely fantastic meal with new tastes and textures. The Kimchi is great at Bonzai!

    Back again - tried the teriyaki chicken this time and the dumplings - excellent.

    Still the best. Thank you!

    Helpful service and very tasty!

    Back again - need I say more!

    Having already placed three previous reviews, there is little more to add other than yet another excellent meal - ideal for a very hot day as well.

    Great food, friendly staff, nice relaxed vibe. Second visit not disappointing. Best fresh sushi.

    Once again excellent all round at Bonzai - the shashami is superb. Don't know what else to add!

    Very good all round experience at Bonzai, lovely food!

    Second visit - again excellent food. Will be going again soon.

    An excellent experience at Bonzai in Leicester - quality of food is brilliant and well presented. Staff are very helpful. I recommend the Sashimi, or the boxed meals.

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We say…

The sister restaurant of the very popular Bonzai in Nottingham, Bonzai Sushi Bar in Leicester is a cute Japanese restaurant found on the corner of Hotel Street and Millstone Lane in the city centre. Only a stones throw from Leicester City Cathedral as well as Highcross Shopping Centre. This location means that the restaurant is perfect for a lunch or dinner break during a day out in the city. 

Laid out much like the classic Sushi restaurant, Bonzai Sushi Bar includes the conveyor belt where many of the freshly prepared dishes will be moved slowly around the dining room giving you plenty of time to view and choose the dishes you like the look of best! Bonzai offers traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, noodles and bento boxes. Bonzai offers a wide range of Japanese dishes from classic sushi dishes such as Nigiri, Gunkan and Temaki rolls. However there are also a number of different platters and Bento Boxes available for those who have difficulty in choosing their favourite dish! The colour of the food is certainly an element that stands out when you first enter the restaurant with wonderful bright and vibrant colours adorning each plate. Reasonably priced and with a great range of fresh fish available, Bonzai is bound to tempt even those who haven't tried Japanese food before. Even for those who rather eat vegetarian, the range of dishes available means that no one will feel left out!

So whether you will be visiting Leicester for the day or you are the hunt for the next little independent restaurant then Bonzai Sushi Bar in the city centre is perfect! Close to shopping district as well as the nightlife within Leicester city centre, Bonzai may be the next little gem you have been looking for!

last updated: 14 Nov 2019
23 Hotel Street, Leicester, LE1 5AR
0116 251 8230