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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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Food is excellent! Don't order it to go!!!

I just want to say I love the food at Sakura Chaya! The sushi is fresh and always fantastic. The waitstaff is excellent as well. The only problem I have is when I order my food to go. The employees they have answering the phones are often rude and not well informed. Example...A couple of weeks ago... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Fresno, California
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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Kingsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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Raymond
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I'm not a big fan of sushi being that I was freshly introduced to it not too long ago. But the other couples there raved about it so I went along with it. Expect to make reservations if you don't want to wait...well worth it. The waiter we had was amazing and kept us laughing the entire time. Definitely helped... More 

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Los Banos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My best Friends took me out to Sakura Chaya Restaurant for my Birthday Weekend this Year and it was a wonderful Japanese Experiance for me. Karen has been talking about the Resteraunt for a Year now, and so I was finally able to eat there myself & fn tell you, Karen was on the mark when she described how great... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Must try their lunch specials!!! It's such a great value. The atmosphere inside is nice and most importantly clean. If you have not had their fried rice your missing out because it's the best I've ever tasted. Staff is curious and attentive. I would hands down recommend Sakura to anyone looking for great Tokyo cuisine...

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just want to say I love the food at Sakura Chaya! The sushi is fresh and always fantastic. The waitstaff is excellent as well. The only problem I have is when I order my food to go. The employees they have answering the phones are often rude and not well informed. Example...A couple of weeks ago I did not... More 

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Fresno CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had the Tepan-Yaki lunch special with beef, chicken and shrimp. Good value, but only two shrimp! My wife and I love this place. The parking lot is always full. The food is always great. She always takes home leftovers, and I can never get enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

James, the maître d' was very helpful and accommodating. We had a birthday party dinner for 10 people and everyone enjoyed the good food, chef and waiter. James brought out a special caterpillar roll to celebrate the occasion and the food servers all came out to sing happy birthday Japanese style. When eating here with a group it is important... More 

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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
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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