Bonsai Thai and Sushi opened at 14240 S.W. 8 Street in 2006, and since then it has become a local favorite. So much so, that recently a new location at 15734 S.W. 56 St. in Kendall.
The restaurant is known for its fast, fresh, and authentic sushi rolls served in a fun, eclectic, and comfortable environment that makes you feel right at home.
In addition to the ever-popular sushi, Bonsai has lots more Asian favorites to look forward to. An amazing lobster fried rice and tom kha soup have some people raving, both around town and online. Curries are also delectable and available in red, panang – which is a bit sweeter than most – and masaman, with creamy avocado and crunchy cashew nuts.
Other menu highlights include the Lobster Bomb — a lobster tail tempura roll with crab salad, avocado and spicy mayo and tobiko topping and served with sweet, tangy eel sauce. The Bonsai Marinated Beef and pork are served at your table on a hot, sizzling plate so be careful. Bask in the scent of roasted garlic, soy and that special Bonsai sauce for a little bit as it cools down. And no, there is no finding out the secret of that sauce, just enjoy it for what it is.
There are so many types of rolls to order that you’re sure to find some that interests you. The Ninja Roll with salmon tempura, crab salad, tempura flakes, and spice mayo is a standout. Another must-have is the Tu Tu Mango Roll which combines Miami’s favorite fruit with fresh tuna, masago, cream cheese, shrimp tempura, avocado, crab and eel. A little sweetness goes a long way. If you like it hot, then the Volcano Shrimp Thai dish is just for you, served with steamed vegetables and a chili sauce.
At Bonzai, every plate is not just a delight to eat, but a feast for the eyes. Consider that you are ordering a work of art for lunch or dinner. Fresh and creative plates, along with family-oriented service and an overt attention to detail, are the keys to the restaurant’s success.
If you stop by for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bonzai offers a special lunch choice of Thai or Japanese entrees at reduced prices.
The restaurant has been voted the best sushi in Miami by the Miami New Times, along with an award for best authentic Thai food, and even an award from the Ministry of Thailand. Bonsai has also been featured on “Deco Drive,” in The Miami Herald, and on WSVN-Channel 7.