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Sakura Sushi & Sashimi

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Muntstraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
016222628
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Since some time this is one of our regular places. Good quality sushi which is the focus of Sakura. Pity that the menu does not hold a wider variety of hot main courses. When crowded it does get rather noisy, but the quality / price relation is more than good. 75-80 euro for a family of 4.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Mickel V
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The sushi is really very good and the fish they use is fresh (a lot fresher than other sushi restaurants in Leuven). Although the service is slow, it is worth waiting. Remember to make a reservation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Since some time this is one of our regular places. Good quality sushi which is the focus of Sakura. Pity that the menu does not hold a wider variety of hot main courses. When crowded it does get rather noisy, but the quality / price relation is more than good. 75-80 euro for a family of 4.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is one of the Japanese restaurant in Muntstraat (close to Tiensestraat). It's small but cozy and they have a very nice menu lists. It was very busy when I went with my boyfriend and unfortunately there were no seats available.So we decided to have take away since the weather was very nice. When you want some take away, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

it is hard to find a table at Sakura without a reservation, we tried three times and finally we did it...and it was awesome! I already tried others sushi restaurants in Leuven and I was disappointed most of the time. However, after I tried Sakura, I will always go there when I want to eat really good sushi, without all... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are a number of sushi restaurants in Leuven (my home town) but none can compare to Sakura. Excellent quality and quantity, lively place on the main restaurant street of Leuven, the Muntstraat. The Muntstraat is not known for being the most economical, but Sakura is an exception, very good value for money! My only complaint would be that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

One of our favourite sushi-restaurants in Belgium. We live in Brussels and we often take the half-hour train ride to go to Leuven, just to eat Sushi at Sakura's. Then, it's a mere 10-minutes walk from the main station, right at the Leuven city center. We usually take a dish of 56 sushi/sashimi/maki/futomaki for 49 €. It's a bit too... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went there as a couple cus we are great fun of sushi. we can say that is maybe the best sushi place we have been in leuven. The waiter is very warm and polite which ads a lot to the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food quality and quantity are simply amazing for a sushi restaurant. Expect to have a full meal with a 25/30 euros budget per person. The only thing I have to note is that they are rather slow, so normally the wait time is more than half an hour. The good thing is that this means that they do all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It took over 2 hours from our reservation to when we were served. The food was good, but not worth the wait.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First, if you want good sushi and have a lot of time, this place is good. Fresh, quality sushi abounds. That's the only good. Otherwise, we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation and served our food 90 minutes after ordering. Those two fouls are unforgivable in a restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muntstraat 21, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: 016222628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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