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Sakura Restaurant

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Featherston St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 499 6912
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb quality fresh ingredients

Best gyu tataki I've tasted! Fresh well presented sashimi. Extensive sake menu. Excellent service. Quite pricey but worth it. Authentic Japanese food not like the cheaper ones run by non Japanese. I love this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
juliahg12
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Best gyu tataki I've tasted! Fresh well presented sashimi. Extensive sake menu. Excellent service. Quite pricey but worth it. Authentic Japanese food not like the cheaper ones run by non Japanese. I love this restaurant.

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essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't know if this place is still there, as we went in 2010 on our wonderful 3 week trip around the islands. The staff and service was lovely and our food was equally great - it was one of our best meals of the trip. I believe we had some kind of set menu which had a good taster... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

For the traditional Japanese eating experience you can't do much better in Wellington than Sakura. The atmosphere isn't the greatest, it can be very quiet, but the quality of food and the excellent sake's available more than make up for this. The service is excellent too. It is more expensive than the more popular Chinese or Korean run Japanese restaurants... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Great Japanese food in the heart of the city.reasonably price,good service

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I had sashimi salad that is very tasty.The fish is fresh.Tongussu is the best I have ever had,it is crispy outside and juicy inside.The sauce is excellent too.The evening I went,they were not busy,I got a very good service.If I am in Wellington again,I would like to try some other dishes of this restaurant again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

the service at the tepanyaki was wonderful. the food was really really good. I stuck with beer but our friends had sake and lots of it. I love the attention to detail and their service was unabtrusive but on to it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Our second visit this year and just as good, if not better. We shared the experience with friends who had not been before, and they were impressed with the peaceful atmosphere and the lovely food. We all had the set menu, an exciting array of beautifully presented food perfectly fresh and well cooked. We sat long after we had finished... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Great Japanese cuisine and decor. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. Do not, however, expect a Cobb n Co type dinner. Here you sit down for a fine dining experience and that is what you receive. Most enjoyable.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Great little japanese restaurant. Great menu, good service.

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Mermaid Waters, Queensland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Staying in Wellington for four nights in the amazing Rydges (formerly the Holiday Inn) across the road from this restaurant and having been to Sakura with my manager on previous trips thought I’d replicate the quick and simple Japanese meal I’ve had numerous times without incident at Sakura. I was asked if I wanted a table for two, and when... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Featherston St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 499 6912

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