Bonsai Sushi on Carnival: You Might Be Surprised!

When we’re sailing on the open waters, it’s very rare that we decide to pony up the money for one of the onboard upcharge restaurants. Our mantra is that when we pay for a cruise, there’s so much included in our fare that it isn’t necessary to spend the extra money for those add-ons. Well, that all changed in June of 2022 when Mark was sailing with his best friend and her family. They were running early to dinner in the main dining room and decided to detour to Bonsai Sushi on board the Carnival Horizon for a pre-dinner snack. Check out their reaction to the offerings:

Mark and friends try Bonzai Sushi as a pre-dinner snack

Fast-forward to Mark’s birthday cruise in October of 2022 when both of us sailed together. We decided to see one of our new favorite shows in the main theatre, Vintage Pop, and loved the cast in this production so much that we ended up watching both seatings! Unfortunately, this meant that we missed our dining time in the Main Dining Room. If we wanted to eat dinner we would have to forage for pizza, the scraps left on the buffet line, or we could eat at one of the up-charge options. To our surprise, Bonsai Sushi was still open so we decided to [vintage] pop in to give try it for the full dinner course!

Watch our full review to hear our real-time thoughts on this experience. Rather than just getting one or two sushi rolls, we opted for the Ship for 2 which included 3 sushi rolls, 3 sashimi, traditional salad, soup, and hot tea. Of course, we threw in a couple of drinks that can only be found at Bonsai Sushi. Neither of us are big into seafood, so you’ll definitely be surprised by our response!

The full dinner experience at Bonsai Sushi

After watching these two videos, you might be in the mood for sushi. Great news! Bonsai Sushi can be found on some of your favorite Ships (as of the time of this writing, alpha order): Carnival Breeze, Carnival Celebration, Carnival Dream, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Legend, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Pride, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Vista, Mardi Gras.

We hope you enjoyed our review of this Carnival specialty dining restaurant. If you liked it, check out some of our other cruise food reviews and cruise restaurant reviews on the channel. Thanks for tuning in!

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