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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

680 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880-4520
203-222-0802
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Ranked #40 of 131 Restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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English first
Weston, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We go with the kids and enjoy hibachi, traditional and the tatimi rooms. Service is good and they are always attentive to food allergies (nuts...) The food is consistently good and we always enjoy. We've been going to Sakura for years.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had dinner here last night with my nephew (5 y/o). He seemed to think it was fine, but he's also not exactly a tough critic. It's definitely a fine spot for younger kids and you certainly get your moneys worth for them (Kids portion seemed to be about the same as the adult portion, just cheaper). For adults, however, it's... More

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Weston, Connecticut
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a popular birthday party spot for younger kids and teens, and that has probably kept Sakura afloat for all these years. The hibachi grill experience is fun for youngsters and adolescents for sure. But the food is mediocre at best and the place is normally crowded and chaotic. The sushi is nothing exceptional and there are multiple good... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Poorly managed, dirty, uneven Diner Review • Apr 10, 2014 Edit There's a joke about this place among the locals--people go every three years to remember why they never go--usually dragged there for kids parties. I have heard stories about everything from worms in sushi to dirty utensils. Definitely avoid this place if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions--there... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

First went here 10 plus years ago and did not have a pleasant meal. Poor service, rude receptionist and had to wait for a long time even though we had a reservation. Glad to see nothing has changed in 2014. Probably the same people working there. Can't imagine how the town of Westport puts up with their attitudes, We were... More

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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I love the food here, they have the best hibachi in Connecticut. The quality of the food and service is far superior to other hibachi establishments. Definitely need a reservation to get into hibachi tables in the evening.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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153 reviews 153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Returning to Sakura with friends for a Teppanyaki evening after 15 years was OK but not the memory we had hoped. It seems like nothing had changed, which include the furnishings that seemed to have absorbed decades of steaming oils. But the idea of preparing Teppanyaki is to excel in cook artistry, but at Sakura they have chosen to leave... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I usually go with daughter and gandkids. They love it. Just wads there with another couple. Terrific. Loved the scallops.

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Guilford, CT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is my favorite Hibachi restaurant of all time. The restaurant also has a Sushi bar and table service for all kinds of Japanese food. The whole Hibachi experience is excellent. They don't necessarily make you wait until the whole table is full, which is good at slower times when you're the first to start a table. The food quality... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Being a Westport native,Sakura was the very first Japanese restaurant that I ever went to and my first experience with sushi(about 30 years ago.) I have been going ever since and appreciate the Sakura experience despite the addition of a few "new" Japanese restaurants in town. Personally, I like sitting in the lounge or when weather permits, the outdoor deck.... More

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