Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Bonsai Bistro and Sushi Bar (Half Off)

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Local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients update familiar Asian dishes such as banh mi, pad thai, and lo mein

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Expires Apr 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for Thursday all-you-can-eat menu or other specials. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of sushi and pan-Asian cuisine off the dinner menu
  • $8 for $16 worth of sushi and pan-Asian cuisine off the lunch menu

The dinner menu includes crispy calamari with a dipping sauce of mustard, lime, and cilantro ($10.95), a volcano sushi roll with spicy scallop, sriracha sauce, and tobiko ($15), and fire-grilled korean short ribs with housemade kimchi fried rice ($17.95).

The lunch menu includes wok-sautéed beef and broccoli with hints of ginger and sweet and savory sauce ($11.95) as well as banh mi sandwiches with buttermilk-fried oysters from Puget Sound ($8.99).

Bonsai Bistro and Sushi Bar

The menu at Bonsai Bistro and Sushi Bar draws on culinary traditions from a broad swath of East Asia, but many of its flavors get their start closer to home. Familiar recipes from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea get a regional twist as chefs incorporate organic produce, sustainably sourced ingredients, and locally made tofu into each dish. This widens the scope of the already expansive menu to include such nontraditional items as sushi rolls with heirloom tomato or garlic-citrus sauce. To accommodate diets or personal tastes, the chefs can tailor the spice of virtually any entree, and they can modify many dishes to be vegan-friendly, vegetarian, or gluten-free.

In contrast to the eclectic menu, the restaurant's dining area embraces a spare-and-simple vibe. Concave windows overlook the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene, and a creek-like indoor koi pond brings the natural world even closer as it wends between wooden tables and dawdling rays of sunshine.