Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electric sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for electrifying sushi consumption. Get the right tools for authentic eats with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine at Bonsai Bistro, located at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene. Balancing traditional Asian tastes with modern flourishes, Bonsai Bistro offers an exhilarating dining experience and a sumptuous assortment of stir-fry, sushi, and more. Browse the menu for a dish that satisfies your regional hankerings, from the Mongolian-style beef ($9.95–$14.95), to the spicy Thai curry bowl ($9.95), to the Singapore stir fry ($8–$10.95)—a wok toss of veggies, tofu, and spicy vegetarian mushroom sauce. While the outdoor dining area offers exquisite views of Lake Coeur d'Alene on fair-weathered evenings, diners can head indoors when it’s snowing Snowy Owls and relax amid Japanese décor surrounding the koi pond.
TripAdvisors give Bonsai Bistro an average of 3.5 owl eyes.
- I liked the water features with the turtles and fish. The turtles came up to us to beg for snacks! The menu is extensive and the service is good. The location is lovely and we took a walk after dinner around the harbor. – EchoLakeDenizen
- Excellent location, attractive interior, good and interesting food and good service. – GoingMontana
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.
101 Sherman Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814Get Directions