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Sakura

82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
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Ranked #82 of 742 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
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Obento is a good japanese restraunt.but very small and cramped Wagamama is overpriced and the food is not great but the sakura imho is actually the best place for japanese food in belfast, very warm atmosphere and the servers are so friendly and professional beautifully decorated, wonderful music , the food is delicious. I have been here on several visits... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have never had a bad meal. The tempura maki duck rolls are definitely worth a try.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I loved Sakura! Their miso soup is out of this world, and the sushi train was great, lots to choose from. I went at lunchtime and the prices were reasonable, but I think the evening prices are a little steeper. I would recommend this restaurant for a great healthy lunch, and the location is handy too.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I am addicted to here and find it so difficult to try anywhere else in Belfast so everyone is dragged in with me and they too want to go back. Healthy food that I wish I could get outside the city. A great range of sushi and at a sensible price. I love the clean set-up and how efficient it... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was really excited to see the kaiten sushi bar, but was a bit disappointed at the variety. Not much to choose from on the conveyor belt. I guess when you've been to the best in Tokyo this was very mediocre. DO NOT order the Salted Chilli Chicken. I'm an American and they tasted worst than a McDonald's chicken nuggets.... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Little restaurant on Botanic Avenue where we have been going for years. Tempura of Prawns oh my word I just keep ordering same dish !! There is a little sushi train also (£2) each dish so just a wonderful selection of sushi and sushami just waiting to be chosen! Some deserts too! Just like tapas but Japanese! Our favourite waitress... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Always on the list to visit when in Belfast and never disappoints! Both the sashimi and the cooked mains are always glorious and have been consistently so since I first discovered this place several years ago. This latest trip was another great meal and our guest who had never been here before was very impressed.

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Taunton, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This the first time I have visited here and it won't be the last. The food is delicious. The chef was able to bring out the taste of multiple spices. It's a long time since I have had Japanese food this good. The only downside was that it didn't take American express. But Amex is not very wide spread in... More

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Delicious food! We had the set menu for two for £24.50. This offered choices from miso soup, tempura, grilled chicken skewers and sushi. Mains from the menu included the usual japanese meals. There was a rotating belt like yo sushi but didn't have any from that. Staff were pleasant. I preferred it to Zen which is nearby.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We called in as we were tired and just needed food. We'd tried to avoid chains in Belfast and eat in independents but we were too tired to look much further and it was just around the corner from the hotel. The food was excellent, though we all needed some guidance from the staff who tolerated our ignorance and helped... More

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