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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
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Ranked #143 of 789 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe because we in Australia are more used to a 'delicate touch' to our Japanese food we were disappointed with most of the dishes offered at Sakura. The sashimi was cut too thick and the steak which we expected to be served with noodles and a sauce was the whole thing and was a little on the tough side. Not... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We are often recommended this restaurant for sushi, however the only time we tried it we received sushi prepared with plain white rice (as in not a drop of vinegar in that rice)... Maybe this was a fluke. The atmosphere was good but we won't be going there anytime soon unless dragged by friends (actually curious to see what we... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been here numerous times and myself and family absolutely love coming here. Staff very attentive and the food is lovely. My kids especially love it. It is expensive but you always get good food and they will make you anything that isn't on the train. Staff very helpful too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food tasted more Chinese than Japanese. No different than the average Chinese takeaway . The sushi I ordered didn't tate very fresh and the vegetable teriyaki was bland.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After a disappointing trip to the latest sushi restaurant in town we decided to give Sakura a try. Boy, what a difference not only in the impeccable service and super fresh food but in value aswell. Give it a try to see exactly what I mean and I do intend to pay it another visit Asap. Loved the way the... More 

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Belfast, N.Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I had my birthday dinner at Sakura and everyone was so impressed. Great service, atmosphere, delicious food and not expensive. We had a mixture of Tempuras, Sushi, Seaweed Salad, Chef recommended Chicken and Steak dishes. I will be back real soon. Thanks.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have always been a sushi lover, and this place is definitely one of the best sushi places I have ever tried. Not only is the sushi fresh and tasty, the price is very reasonable. There is also a large variety which some sushi restaurants lack. What's different about this restaurant is the soy sauce they use, I have tried... More 

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Taunton, England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I reviewed this place earlier this year and stated I'd be back. Well 6 months later this has now become one of my regular haunts. The way the spices are blended is amazing. Each sauce or dish has a distinctive taste. The staff are starting to warm up to me now. Not sure if it was acent that was the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

you dont have to eat too much to enjoy a meal which is why i like this place.Small plated portions with a side of spicy noodles and a side of scollops tempura OMG wicked...This dining experience is ofcourse at the Sushi Train were you can sit beside your partner which is more personal and well romantic...More of a selection on... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

In a nut shell: Food - The food is generally lovely, and great value but some dishes aren't great... the duck and the beef are overcooked but the chicken and fish are cooked perfectly. The sushi is also really lovely. Service - The waiting staff are really uninterested and even though there often appears to be more staff than customers,... More 

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Additional Information about Sakura

Address: 82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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