The Bonsai Bar

4.3
15 reviews
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€30 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
A unique and inviting space with beautiful leather seating, neon lights, cool tunes and first class table service. For people who simply want a stylish and sophisticated meeting place. The worlds best sake, shochu, wines, whiskies and beers are in abundance. All of this with Japanese influenced cocktails and Dylan's version of Japanese bar bites, we know you'll be impressed!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Mon, Tue, Sun 17:00–22:30
Wed–Sat 16:00–23:00
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dylan McGrath
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
What 15 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PD
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

36e using a taste.ie voucher, that included the bonsai box with delicious cocktail and finished off with a glass of sake. Can't go wrong

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EB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The cocktails are a little over-priced but the Japanese food served in the bar area is amazing!

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ZH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and food. Asian fusion cuisines are very creative and very delicious.
Strongly recommend the ice cream sandwich and the mayo with crisps. Cocktails are full of surprises! You never know how to combine wasabi into a cocktail until you try BONSAI bar!
Recommend to all the foodies!

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B
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was amazing food definitely recommend here, the service was very good and the tasting menu was really good

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P
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic flavour in both food and drink, good value but not cheap.

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K
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish the service was absolutely incredible. Ewelina, talked through the whole menu and pushed going for the small bites menu so we could experience multiple dishes as it wa or first time.

Cocktails were right up there with the best in Ireland for flavour and balance.
Would like to see more of them being made with Japanese based alcohols instead of the bought out rail but creativity and presentation is the best I’ve seen.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited the Bonsai Bar for a birthday date, and had a gorgeous night. The service was really exceptional, our hostess made great recommendations and was very attentive. The food was delicious and as we were there before 8pm, the value was very good.
Delicious cocktails too.

Definitely recommend!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The staff was very accommodating as we booked a table at the bar instead of the restaurant upstairs. They managed to finds us a table while we were having drinks at the bar. I'm not a fan of Japanese food but our customer wanted to try some for the evening. We had a terrific waitress who was helping us with the dishes of choice and she was spot on, such great taste and variety. Can wait to come back for a special occasion and definitely will have more business related meals there!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious cocktails and great service. We will definitely go back!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charming staff and excellent food - a bit pricey but worth it for a special
Occasion

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DO
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great service here. Really enjoyed the drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Despite making a booking via open table, we were told on arrival we only had a ‘drinks reservation’ which wasn’t the case. Very little done in an effort to correct the situation and resulted in us leaving as we had no other option.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Booked this lovey bar on Opentable with the intent to have a light tapas meal and cocktails with my wife one Friday night after work. Having ordered our first cocktails, we asked for the food menu. When the waitress returned she explained that they on Friday and Saturday nights they only serve food till 7pm. I did not complain, thinking that I stupidly must have missed that notice when booking. Once home I checked but can still not see any advice about this. I would be interested to know if anyone else is able to easily spot this. It is either very unclear or this place is misleadingly inviting bookings on the basis of food being available. Beware......

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious Manhattan !!

Hard to find a good one in the city

Will be back

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L
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails, not too expensive. Lovely decor, music not too loud so great for a catch up.

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