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Sheikh Zayed Road | Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
9714-331 1111
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Ranked #593 of 5,626 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Known for serving up some of the best Japanese food in town, this restaurant is a must for the sushi-lover. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and relaxing and its chefs pride themselves on providing a warm, friendly service to enhance your dining experience.
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

On the final day of my Business Trip with all of my assignment completed, I decided to take a larger lunch than I would do normally. I opted for Sakura, being in the Crown Plaza where I was staying, and this proved to be an excellent choice. The food, wine and the service were excellent. I have been here before... More 

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Crowne Plaza D, Manager at Sakura, responded to this review

Dear “Alex H”, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. 3 Sakura is pleased to hear that you enjoyed our “lovely décor, excellent food”, and thanks you for your recommendation. We will strive to improve our services by taking your comments into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Marianne Malay Sakura Outlet... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Friday evening meal out at the Crowne plaza sheikh zayed road to find this well hidden Japanese restaurant. Up in a lift to the second floor and you find yourself in 1920s Paris at a French wine bar,head straight through to get to sakura. The decors lovely and not what I was expecting. We sat right by the door in... More 

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Crowne Plaza D, Manager at Sakura, responded to this review

Dear “Alex H”, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. 3 Sakura is pleased to hear that you enjoyed our “lovely décor, excellent food”, and thanks you for your recommendation. We will strive to improve our services by taking your comments into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Marianne Malay Sakura Outlet... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I haven't been here for a few years and as it was quick walk (all you can manage in August) from my hotel we decided to give it a try. Buffets are always fun and this one is no exception. The staff are really friendly and helpful. It's really good value and pretty good food! Good night out!

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Crowne Plaza D, Manager at Sakura, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your dining experience at Sakura here on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to note that you had fun and enjoyed our buffet. On your next visit we hope you will be able to try our Izakaya night which is every every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thank you for your comments about the... More 

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed a meal here while on a business trip to Dubai. The setting is great with food served & prepared at the table. Good choice of wines and excellent service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went with a dozen business colleagues to visit the Sakura restaurant earlier this week and was delighted to find that it is as good as it was when I first dined there 18 months ago. Welcoming staff and a friendly informal atmosphere contributed to the evening, but it was the superb quality of the food and the acrobatic culinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was a business lunch arranged at the last minute and I confess that Japanese food is not top of my agenda. However, it was very good indeed. My business partner from Korea thought the food excellent. Staff very friendly and very attentive. We relaxed for the lunchtime and I will most certainly go back again and recommend to fellow... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Simple yet cozy atmosphere with Fantastic food, prepared right into perfection especially the teppanyaki dining and superb service.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went as a family, with a 13 month old baby. The staff were wonderfully supportive of the baby, and even helped entertain him at times to keep him calm. The service in general was outstanding. I rate service and family friendly above food at times, because if you're relaxed you can enjoy the meal. We certainly did We went... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Was sadly disappointed with the quality of the food from the cooking station, esp noodles and cooked shrimp, which was not as fresh as it should have been. Noodles were terribly overcooked. Layout of the buffet area ie sushi and soup section, needs to be better organised. Can't get to the soup when people are at the sushi bar. Staff... More 

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Crowne Plaza D, Manager at Sakura, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Gina, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at Sakura Japanese Restaurant in Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai here on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations and rest assured that this is not the usual service that Sakura has always... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Canteen like set up ..... but makes up with the food ! Close to being authentic Japanese, but in a city with very few Japanese customers and more Asians, that was understandable ...... Good variety on offer ...... service was a little slow ......... portions were huge (not at all like you find in Japan, more like what you find... More 

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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 9714-331 1111
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Cuisine: Japanese

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