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Sakura Chaya

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690 E Nees Ave, Fresno, CA 93720-2198
559-438-9378
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular Japanese Restaurant

My wife and I are fans of Sakura Chaya's bacon fried rice - yummy! I am also a big fan of their lunch special when you sit at a regular table. There is so much food in the lunch specials that even a guy my size - 6' 8" - was hard pressed to finish it. They are very popular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Jeff E
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My wife and I are fans of Sakura Chaya's bacon fried rice - yummy! I am also a big fan of their lunch special when you sit at a regular table. There is so much food in the lunch specials that even a guy my size - 6' 8" - was hard pressed to finish it. They are very popular... More 

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Thank Jeff E
Fresno, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Sakura Chaya has always been our "go to" place for great sushi rolls. We have tried other sushi bars in Fresno but always come back here to get the best Sushi Rolls in Fresno! The fish is always fresh, the service is always excellent, and the rolls are full of flavor. The atmosphere is friendly and the sushi chefs are... More 

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Thank malerntogo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Food was really delicious and enjoyed it. On the bad side, service was horrendous. Did not get refill on my drink until it was time to go. I will however, give it another shot

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Thank JayareCasillas
Fresno,CA
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Service here is horrible. We missed our reservation time so we were bumped down the list as walk in and we waited for more than hour. It was a Sunday and apparently a popular day. The front desk was apologetic but were not upfront. We could not have wasted our time. Seemed to me it was more of kitchen control.... More 

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Thank bzeebee
Fresno, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

First the positive: The food here was good. The Tepan table experience was good - there were several tables going while we were there, and it was fun to watch the cooking going on all around us. Some of the cooks were extra entertaining. The not-so-great: I had made reservations but there seemed to be a bit of a mix-up... More 

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Thank ChrisNMellB
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Their lunch special offers generous portions. Everything we tried was tasty. We were impressed by the seaweed salad. It's the best we've tasted. Before going, check their limited opening hours.

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2 Thank sky478
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food and service here is excellent. We had a reservation for 10. They seated us right away. We even ran into Derrick carr. They cook in front of you. Putting on a little show before your meal. They give you this red sauce for your rice that tastes amazing. Must visit this place

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Thank Dianna V
Kingsburg, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

With out a reservation, you'd wait time is about 1/2 hours. If your trying to have them Cook in front of you. Other wise you don't wait as much. It's about $20 per person. We loved our chef. He did an amazing job entertaining and Cooking for us. The bacon fried rice is the best. As well as the bean... More 

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1 Thank luxiouzzdoll
Raymond
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is very large, so despite the full parking lot at lunchtime, we were able to get a booth for two without waiting. Service is excellent. I ordered the Teriyaki-grilled Salmon O-Bento Box. Wow. Delicious food and very large portions that required a to-go box as well. Comes with a cold crisp salad and miso soup. Then the box,... More 

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Thank Susan L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I have never been to a Japanese steakhouse that put corn, bacon, and green beans in the fried rice until I ate here. It's...interesting. Maybe it's a regional thing or maybe just at this restaurant. It's definitely very different than what I'm used to from a hibachi grill.

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Thank Jeff M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 690 E Nees Ave, Fresno, CA 93720-2198
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-438-9378

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?