Omar’s Culinary Vision
Chef Torres’ culinary vision brings a unique, contemporary dining experience that combines top-shelf ingredients from the country’s renown farms and a level of excellence and sophistication synonymous with the world’s most prestigious restaurants. Bonsai provides a one-of-a-kind journey through food, fusing the delicacy of Japanese cuisine and innovative modern American cooking techniques. From hand-rolled ramen noodles to the finest imported Japanese sake, Bonsai delivers a truly unforgettable culinary adventure.
Chef Torres and his team consistently strive for perpetual excellence through every layer of the culinary process, researching the finest in-season ingredients available and carefully crafting new menu items daily using inspiration from the world’s top farmers, chefs and sake producers.
Bonsai boasts an unparalleled dedication to unique flavors. Every leaf, flower, sauce and oil used is hand-selected to enhance the flavor and sophistication of each dish, adding layers and complexity and elevating the experience. Whether it’s perfectly prepared A5 Japanese Wagyu and Kurobuta pork or a hint of four-year aged soy sauce, Bonsai’s exotic flavor profiles are setting the new standard along the Gulf Coast.
Enjoy a top-shelf wine and sake selection from around the globe and carefully curated gins and whiskeys from Japan. Ask Chef Torres for the perfect pairing with any menu item.
Discover Our Restaurant
Bonsai offers guests a truly elevated experience from Hilton Pensacola Beach’s second floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Executive Chef Omar Torres and Sushi Chef Rowell Javier have curated an inspired menu featuring gourmet sushi, Wagyu beef and Southern “smoked” rainbow rolls topped with two varieties of caviar. Come enjoy a sophisticated Japanese dining experience unlike any other on Pensacola Beach.