I realised that I hadn’t done a restaurant review in a bit, so here’s a quick one.
I’m a big lover of Japanese food, sushi especially so when my friend Taiwo told me that I could get sushi in Lagos, I swear I did a little victory dance. Bonzai is a Japanese restaurant located on Akin Adesola street in VI. I went there a few weeks ago and only thought to do a review on a whim so there aren’t that many pictures but hopefully you still find this post useful.
|Front view (Photo Cred: The Happy Lagosian)|
The ambience of the restaurant is nice and quiet with a few striking decor pieces. Some of the waitresses were dressed as Geishas which I thought was really cute. There is also access to free Wifi which is an added advantage.
|Love this seating design for catering to a large group|
For starters, we ordered chicken spring rolls, which were nice and tasty. It was a good start and I really enjoyed them. It was served with some sauce that I gave a miss as I wasn’t sure what exactly it was.
For the mains, it was difficult to choose because they have almost a hundred different types of sushi available. Finally settled for the “Bonzai Platter” which is a 16 piece mix. I also ordered a side of fried rice.
I didn’t expect the Sushi to be as good as it was. It tasted fresh and delicious and it definitely meets international standards. I was also very pleased with the variety on this platter which included tuna, salmon, shrimp and something else that I don’t remember,lol. It was all really delicious and the wasabi was authentic. You know when it goes straight to your head? Yeah, that’s the good stuff!
The fried rice on the other hand was abysmal. It tasted really bland and for a Japanese restaurant I was really disappointed. I really hope their other dishes taste better.
For dessert, I ordered their famous cheesecake. It looked different from any cheesecake I’d ever seen before but it was absolutely divine. It was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce and I was a very happy girl.
Apparently people ordered their cheesecake so much at one time, that they placed a restriction on it. You could only buy cheesecake if you had ordered food, haha. I don’t think that silly rule is still in existence though.
Price wise, they are a bit on the expensive side. Im not too sure but the spring rolls were about N1200, Sushi Platter N4000, Fried Rice N2000 and the cheesecake was N1800. I’ll recommend this restaurant solely on their Sushi, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Have you guys been to Bonzai? What are your favs on their menu? Are there any other Japanese restaurants in Lagos that you recommend?
Peace and Love,