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Sakura

#387 of 5,589 Restaurants in Dubai
#403 of 5,863 Places to Eat in Dubai
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Sheikh Zayed Road | Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 331 1111
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Known for serving up some of the best Japanese food in town, this...
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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  • 17
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable dinning experience

I visited the restaurant whilst in Dubai on business - the food was great, service was fantastic and they complimented my dinner with a nice glass of red!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Amit B
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London, United Kingdom
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Although the one of the first Japanese restaurants in Dubai and nowadays not so posh and trendy, the food is particularly delicious and service is great. The warm and welcoming, always smiling Manager and very kind, friendly staff makes the food experience in Sakura even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Izakaya night – will never disappoint you!

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

Dear “DadaJurec”, Thank you for sharing a review of your dining experience at Sakura Japanese Restaurant. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable time and thank you for considering us one of the best. We greatly appreciate your feedback about the food and staff. I will be pleased to share with them your comments. Thank you for your recommendation... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is the one of the most memorable dinning experience i had in dubai - the food was great specially the highly recommended Chef Special "Tuna Tataki" with a twist taste of spicy and lemon and cooked in right temp and cuts of jalapeno and the Gyoza with a onion dressing mmmmm.... amazing, Thank you for warm welcome to the... More 

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

Dear Brandon S, We are thrilled to read a wonderful feedback and thank you for sharing it here on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your comments about the food, staff and service and we are pleased that we were able to provide a “memorable dining experience”. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back soon at Sakura Japanese Restaurant. Sincerely, Marianne... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited the restaurant whilst in Dubai on business - the food was great, service was fantastic and they complimented my dinner with a nice glass of red!

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

Dear Amit B, Thank you for visiting us at Sakura Japanese Restaurant and for sharing a feedback here on Tripadvisor. We hope you had a successful business trip. We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable time. Thank you for your comments about the food and service. I will be happy to share it with the team. We... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Awesome tricks and great foods,well accommodate by the staff with a presentable outlook, friendly attitude as well

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing a feedback of your dining experience at Sakura Japanese Restaurant here on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable time overall. Our staff will be pleased to note your comments. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Marianne Malay Sakura Outlet Manager More 

Brickell, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On the last evening of our trip, we decided to visit Sakura and was pleasantly surprised. Our chef, Saiful- was excellent with his display on the hibachi grill and he was humorous with his show. We had the pleasure in meeting the manager Marianne Malay who was very friendly and provided an amazing service. Coming from the US, we were... More 

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

Dear Fabian V, It is thrilling to note your wonderful feedback and thank you for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your dining experience at Sakura and thank you for your comments about the service and staff. I will be glad to share with the team your review.... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Quality food and good atmosphere.Amazing buffet and service.We will certainly recommend every visitor.

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

Dear “Yethy123”, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your dining experience at Sakura Japanese Restaurant here on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Marianne Malay Sakura Outlet Manager More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | Crowne Plaza Dubai, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 331 1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?