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Sakura

Sheikh Zayed Road | Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
9714-331 1111
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Ranked #549 of 5,587 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Japanese
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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

On a short visit to Dubai had to vist Sakura know for excellent Japanese food, arrived the restaurant around 2230 with a friend, we were last customers it seemed, the staff were very accommodating and friendly, however the food can be much better, it used to be one of the best

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Restaurant was really good before, now its just not matching with fancy Dubai life stile: its too old, a bit slow service, food is ok, but for these money!!!! Come on, there are billions new restaurants with amazing sushi quality and much better service. Its really overpriced place with long history behind.

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