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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 18
    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
great japenese food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Toglamtogiveadamn
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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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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I've been visiting Sakura for years now, about 3 times a month since it opened both for dining in and takeout. It's my favourite restaurant in Belfast. The sushi is the best I've ever had outside of Japan, and even better than a lot we ate in Tokyo! Our favourites are the deep fried shrimp rolls and the red dragon... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Unfortunately I haven't had the most pleasant experience on ordering a take away from Sakura. The staff were lovely, however, the food let me down... The tempura rolls were very okish, I still wonder what was wrong with the batter. The rice wasn't the best neither, on the nigiri's it was just big lumps of dry tasteless rice. And yes..... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had a Spicy seafood udon soup and it was so good I had to come back the next day and have it again. Both times service and quality of food were top marks. Tried some sushi too and it was fresh, delicious and the choice was amazing. Highly recomended

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Sakura is one of my favourites in Belfast. The service is always amazing, fast service and the food is always really nice as well. The sushi is always fresh and tasty and I like the sushi train, although sometimes it's better to leave it where it is than running the risk of picking something you'd rather not eat (the last... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Decided to go for lunch as it is priced up to 3 pm. Ordered chef special 2 piece sushi. Very disappointed. Two lumps of plain boiled rice without flavouring. One covered by a thin slice of prawn with part of tail still attached. The other covered with small slither of salmon. Wassabe and slither of ginger on side. Most poor.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 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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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?