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Sakura

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Queen's Quarter
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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's good

We went on a Saturday night and it was busy. We had to sit upstairs, which was a lot less atmospheric but okay as we didn't want to sit at the sushi train. Miso soup was a bit watery, but the chilli soft shell crab and Chinese dumplings were excellent. I then had the beef teriyaki which was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ian S
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Belfast
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Belfast
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and it was busy. We had to sit upstairs, which was a lot less atmospheric but okay as we didn't want to sit at the sushi train. Miso soup was a bit watery, but the chilli soft shell crab and Chinese dumplings were excellent. I then had the beef teriyaki which was great, but... More 

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Thank Ian S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Sakura many times over the years and every time the service has been top notch! You can either take the food from the Sushi Train (nice and fast meal option) or you can order something from the menu. Prepared fresh, nice and fast. Can be busy during lunch hours due to special deals. One of the best Japanese... More 

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Thank samsoniks
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times and it is consistently fab! The service is friendly and the food amazing, looking for a place to eat or try something a bit different in Belfast, come here!

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1 Thank C H
Larne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a big fan of fish but there's something for everyone here! I got the Mongolian chicken dish and it was great, presented nicely and tasted phenomenal! I came here as a family meal and the staff seated us quickly and got us drinks quickly. The food was also served relatively quickly - note if you can't use chop... More 

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Thank heyimmaegen
donegal
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So tasty , we had the dumplings , seaweed salad ,avocado and softshell crab roll. Could not fault it. So good went back the next day. Seriously recommend it.

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Thank pureklassham
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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551 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time back in a long time and I have to say that the staff were less attentive than normally. Forgot part of our order and were away for long periods. Lots of sushi own the train but less variety that I remember. Will go back as I have had many fine meals here just hope it improves back to... More 

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Thank Patrick H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I generally order sushi at a sushi restaurant lol so to the people on here complaining about the other dishes I don't know what to say other than GET THE SUSHI NEXT TIME! There is something for everybody, yes they have cooked rolls. If you can't get with raw fish, try the green or red dragon maki rolls! Lovely tempura.... More 

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Thank lovetraveler2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Buzzing atmosphere, busy, service was OK shame the food was just average. Ordered the pork tonkatsudon which was overcooked so was really chewy. Huge portions though. My friends had sushi which they said was really good.

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Thank kittyivan
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting sakura not first time customer service terrible every time workers not happy showing dirty face never gonna come back again !!

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1 Thank zydrune123
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Went last night with my partner to Sakura for our own annual tradition of a meal at Sakura and exchanging presents. I've always had excellent food and service from Sakura, I've been eating here for almost 10 years since my student days, but this was my first visit as a vegetarian diner. We called in advance to ask and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?