- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Reserved a table for a party of 3 about two weeks in advance. The dinner was amazing and reserving it was hassle free.
Amazing food, kind service, wonderful experience. Formal dining but family friendly.
The food and service were great! We had the pork belly appetizer, Tako Lobster ramen with squid ink noodles, and Halibut. It was all worth every penny. The portions are larger than you think so don’t order too much. Overall, we loved it and will be back.
This was our first time to Bonsai and the experience was phenomenal! Service and food was amazing! Highly recommend!
Great food, the chef's choice 5 course meal was enough food for 4 people and 3 of the courses were heavy on the sashimi, etc. The pork belly was delicious and included in two of the courses, wish they had included some wagyu beef instead in one course.
Nice table by the window with water view. Specialty food was delicious and not too filling.
Wow! DeMarcus is a fantastic waiter, the wine and Japanese whiskey are delightful and the food was phenomenal! Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience in a beautiful place!
Amazingly fresh sashimi, well curated wine and sake pairings, and some of the best pork tonkatsu Ramen I've ever had. If you luck out Sara will be your server.
Food was wonderful- amazing Wagyu beef and delicious pork. Rob , our waiter was outstanding.Answered many questions about the menu and ingredients. Unfortunately the venue is odd- on the second floor of the Hilton- by rooms....not an elegant setting for what you pay!
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend for special occasion, but price would limit frequent visits.
Excellent fine dining sushi. Wonderful experience.
Ladies and Gentleman! Introducing to you ROWE JAVIER, Flordia's premier Sushi Chef. Stunning! Sushi has been part of my regular menu for years, but I have never had it this fresh or delicious.
Tucked away on the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Beach Hilton, the atmosphere is peaceful and serene. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the view is enchanting. The service was inviting and meticulous (shout out to Rob our waiter, and Tebby our host).
If for any reason you delight in Japanese cuisine, take a trip to Bonsai. You don't even need to visit for a vacation, just go for the Sushi!
Top to finish, one of the best restaurant experiences I had the pleasure to enjoy.
5 STARS across the board.
Our server was fantastic and the sushi/maki was amazing!!!! Our lobster ramen left us feeling we should have chosen something else as our main course. The lobster was tough and the tentacles were complete rubber. We were told the dish had a bit of spice to it but the broth was not very flavorful. The whole experience at Bonsai is very pleasant from a service and ambience perspective. I would highly recommend it for the experience but the cost makes it very hard to justify a second visit unless it is just for sushi appetizer.
Sushi was outstanding. Prices are NYC level. Wine prices are high especially for Pensacola.
Dinner was amazing. The view was superb. The food exquisite. The waiter was friendly and the perfect server.
We live in Pensacola , but travel a lot and are foodies . This was our fist time to Bonsai and it was absolutely incredible . The food and service were comparable to a big metropolitan city . Such a pleasant surprise .
Fine Japanese food experience, informed sake tasting, highest quality sushi, lovely discreet ambiance. A gem!
Very unique and entertaining dining experience. Highly recommend it!
Overall ther experience was good. Or server, Keith, was great. We did ther chefs choice with wine/sake pairing. Nothing of what they brought out was Wygau (which is their staple item), and for the main dish, they didn't bring anything out that was an option on the menu. Which I feel is ridiculous. Only after I asked about this did we get a conplimentary slice of Waygu over rice. Other than this, everything was great. We do plan on going back, but now we know to just order our own options!
We hesitated to reserve a table here because of all the reviews that stated it was too expensive for what it was, but decided to try it and keep an open mind. We were more than pleasantly surprised. We can't say enough about the food. It surpassed our expectations in every way. Fresh, innovative, large portions and beautiful presentation. Was it expensive ? Yes, but we thought the food was totally worth every penny. The reason we gave less than 5 stars is because of their drink menu. Their wine list is extensive and a very fine one, however, the price mark up is exorbitant. Where we feel they fail is not allowing a corkage fee so you can bring your own wine if you choose. We hesitate to return only for that reason and not because of the food or service.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outstanding feedback! We are overjoyed to hear that your meal with us at our venture in paradise was exceptional. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and kind words. We will pass along your idea of a corkage fee to see if that is something that we can incorporate! We hope you do come back soon, we would love to welcome you! -Rena S.
The sushi and service was outstanding. Beautiful place to dine.
Hi There! Thank you for the incredible feedback! We're absolutely delighted to hear that your time with us was outstanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We will be sure to pass this along to our team! -Rena S.
It was deff not worth 702.00 for 3.people to eat . The food was disgusting they fed us alot of flowers literally . It was so bad. I deff wont be going back . Wayyy over priced . I always eat at high class restaurants and this is way over rated. The money for what we received was outrageous.
Hello, thank you very much for dining with us and for providing some valuable feedback. We are thrilled to hear the atmosphere and service of the restaurant was nice. We are, however, disappointed we dropped the ball with value and food. We will be sure to pass this along to our team to address immediately, and we hope one day we have the chance to welcome you back for an extraordinary dining experience. -Rena S.
Valentine’s Day. Very lovely setting. Live violinist.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We are so happy to hear that your Valentine's Day meal was 5-Stars. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Rena S.
Bonsai was some of the finest dining I’ve had in the gulf coast area. Their valentines tasting prefix menu was over the top.
Hi There! We are so glad you enjoyed the Valentine's menu and your experience with us was so pleasant. We look forward to sharing the feedback with the kitchen team! We hope to welcome you back again soon! -Rena S.
Wow what an amazing experience! Can’t believe Pensacola beach has a wonderful place like this! (Especially in a Hilton hotel) everything was phenomenal!! You’ll definitely be pleasantly surprised. Very small, intimate space; but added to the ambiance! The wagyu app was one of the best things I have ever eaten. I did the chefs flight & it was so much (quality)food! The attention to detail is insane, props to the chef. The wine & sake pairings were one of my favorites. Keith, our waiter, is a definite asset!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outstanding feedback! We are overjoyed to hear that your meal with us at our venture in paradise was exceptional, and we can't wait to let our kitchen team know they blew you away with a number of menu items. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and kind words, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Rena S.
Fantastic! A must.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a 5-star meal with us. We hope to welcome you back soon! - Rena S.
Everything advertised and more. Perfect at every level of expectation.
Great presentation and good food
Absolutely wonderful spot how nice to have a restaurant of this caliber in Pensacola
Hello, thank you so much for dining with us at Bonsai and for taking the time to provide an incredible rating. We're simply thrilled your dining experience was exceptional, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back again soon. -Rena S.
Wonderful meal! Great wine and saki selection. The atmosphere here is so relaxing and comfortable. A must try on Pensacola Beach!
Hi, thank you for coming by to see us and for taking the time to leave some great feedback! We're really happy to hear your overall visit was awesome, and we look forward to sharing this with our team. See you soon! -Rena S.
We did the food and wine pairing, which was a great way to experience a lot. Plenty of amazing flavors. Service was great. A wonderful experience.
Hi, thank you for coming by to see us and for taking the time to leave some great feedback! We're really happy to hear your visit was so wonderful, and we look forward to sharing this feedback with our team. See you soon! -Rena S.
Excellent service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, Thomas! We are so pleased to hear that your time with us was outstanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Rena S.
Thank you for the incredible feedback! We're absolutely delighted to hear that your time with us was outstanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Bradley D.
is in a nice quiet area of the hotel. focus is on service and the food was great!! They have both indoor and outdoor dining. Menu is more limited than what you see at most other asian restaurants but then that allows them to focus on what they do have
We appreciate your kind feedback, Brian, and it will be a hightlight to share your comments with our team. It was truly a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to having you back to see us again very soon. -Bradley
The food was fantastic, the view was beautiful, and the restaurant was clean and tasteful. Above all, the staff were the highlight of the evening. Sarah, our waitress, was kind and attentive. She took care of us, guiding us through the menu and ensuring we didn't feel lost in such a fancy place! I highly recommend this restaurant and hope to visit again soon.
Food was beautiful but didn’t taste like much...too expensive to try enough on the menu
Hi Teresa, thank you for reaching out about your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that the presentation of your meal was notable as well as was the atmosphere. We are, however, very disappointed and truly sorry we did not exceed your expectations with your selection, and we look forward to passing this along to our team immediately. Your patronage and feedback are sincerely appreciated, and we hope one day we have the opportunity to welcome you back for an exceptional experience. -Bradley
Beautiful view. Wonderful food and service!
Hello, and thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us some fantastic and kind feedback! We are simply thrilled that your overall visit was exceptional, and we sincerely look forward to passing along your nice words to our team. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. -Bradley
Great meal for my girlfriends birthday! The staff was great and food was wonderful!
Hi Joseph, thank you so much for the incredible feedback! We are simply overjoyed to hear that your overall visit with us was exceptional, and it will be a highlight for us to pass along your kind comments to our team. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back for another extraordinary dining experience. -Bradley
Our evening at Bonsai was a wonderful dining experience! The food was presented with amazing attention to detail and artistry. The view of the Gulf was spectacular. The food and service were excellent! We especially enjoyed the Florida Citrus Roll, Applewood Smoked Tuna Roll, and A5 Wagyu Strip-loin.
Bonsai is rated 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.