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Sakura (Japanese Cuisine)

Beach Road Fintas | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #62 of 252 restaurants in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had great expectations, can't say it was bad, but definitely not as well advertised. The waiter bluffed me also making me order 24 pieces instead of 18 by giving me wrong numbers for each set. On top, a salad! But worse, the quality of the food, with their chewy tempuras and maki... Nope, not again! Too bad...

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Cairo, Egypt
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sakura offers one of the best Sushi Open Buffets in all Kuwait! every Friday and Saturday, make sure you make a reservation other wise you will end up on a long waiting list specially if you're visiting Al-shaab Branch or Crown plaza Branch, go early to get the freshest plates, make sure you try the caramel maki their (hands-down) best... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Unfortunately, it's getting worse everyday...my last three visits were nothing but mounting frustration. They have cut food portion to almost half, and the most important thing is that the food is not fresh anymore. The meat tastes funny, rubbery chicken, sushi, edamame and sashimi tastes so bad, while prices keep shooting up. They still have a good quality of service... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It's probably the best Japanese cuisine in Kuwait, it has many branches, I'd only go for the Crown Plaza farwanya branch where the service is good. The restaurant is a bit pricey but it's what you usually pay for a Japanese cuisine. Just avoid the open buffet days where you'd have a bad experience.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Situated in the Crowne Plaza Farwaniya this place serves one of the best Ebi Tempura and Japanese Fried Rice in Kuwait

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Sushi all day long on Sunday and Wednesday!!! One of the best restaurants in Kuwait. The staff is average though.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Authentic Japanese cuisine with the freshest ingredients, the spicy tuna maki roll was fabulous. The "all you can eat" deal twice per week makes a very indulgent afternoon.

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Salwá, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I have been to Sakoura many times throughout the last 10 years. The quality has been deteriorating by the year. I feel that the management got the impression that they are the only Japanese Resturant in Kuwait, at the same time, the prices have been increasing and discounts for happy hour has been going down. The last time I have... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I'm not really a Japanese food fan but the items I tried were good. the ingredients seemed fresh and a high quality.

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Obidos, Portugal
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you really know and like japanese food, think twice. the decor and atmosphere are nice. The staff very nice and efficient and they make an effort to make you feel good. The only problem is there is not one single japanese working there and the fish quality - the very key point at a japanese restaurant - is not... More

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