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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
My favourite restaurant!

I love this place, would definitely advise anyone new to sushi to try it as the sushi train is fun and makes it easy to try new things. The prawn hand rolls are amazing, definitely order those off the menu to accompany your sushi. Service is really good also. Cant wait to go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Nataliemu
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I love this place, would definitely advise anyone new to sushi to try it as the sushi train is fun and makes it easy to try new things. The prawn hand rolls are amazing, definitely order those off the menu to accompany your sushi. Service is really good also. Cant wait to go back!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A group of us went here on Saturday night for a friends birthday, we had not booked and had no problem getting seated and stuck into the conveyor belt of sushi - which is a great unique idea. The sushi was lovely but I also ordered off the menu - a sirloin steak which was over £15. The steak was... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of my favourite spots to eat in Belfast. I seriously can not fault Sakura at all. The service is always exceptional and the food portions are more than generous. It definitely somewhere to try for some lunch and would definitely recommend trying the salted chilli chicken wings, use can thank me later.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is situated in botanic ave close to city centre and is a combination of traditional fresh sushi dishes and hot food. It has something for everyone with an extensive menu including an impressive fish section. It screams authentic japenese and the menu is very affordable.

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food was really average, it's a Japanese restaurant but the menu contains chinese, thai dishes. Waitresses were very nice.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went for dinner last night and really pleased with the food and the service , I would Definetely come back and highly recommend to others :)

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?