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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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7201 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3243
317-259-4171
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Excellent REAL Japanese Cuisine in Indianapolis

My wife and I were in town for the Indy 500. We aoways look for a Japanese restuarant whenever we travel as that is our favorite cuisine. I did a few minutes of research here on TripAdvisor as well as a few other spots on the web and decided that we would try Sakura. Sakura is not downtown so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in town for the Indy 500. We aoways look for a Japanese restuarant whenever we travel as that is our favorite cuisine. I did a few minutes of research here on TripAdvisor as well as a few other spots on the web and decided that we would try Sakura. Sakura is not downtown so we... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went to Sakura last time we were in Indy and loved it. In Indy again this year and could not wait to go back. Outstanding Sushi both times. It is crowded and they do a booming carryout business so expect a wait or try off peak times.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My favorite time to visit Sakura is on a cold winter evening. It is warm and inviting and reminds me of places I visited in Tokyo...very authentic. I think the sushi is the best in town. I like the crispy roll which I don't think is listed on the menu. One of other favorite dishes is the Nabeyaki Udon which... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Best sushi in town, authentic and the ambiance reminds me of a small sushi shack in Japan. Definitely try this and don't judge it by the outside or the neighborhood, trust me!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've visited this restaurant many times and it has never ever been a disappointment. The food is always fresh, the service is decent, and the atmosphere is fine. It isn't the most upscale Japanese restaurant but it is certainly worth a try. Be sure to check the hours before heading out; they are closed between lunch and dinner.

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Mannheim, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Authentic atmosphere. Friendly service and so delicious sushi. Highly recommend this place. Reservation recommended.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went in on a Friday night and thank goodness we had a reservation. We only had to wait about 10 minutes. It was completely packed. The outside was not much to look at and neither was the inside but the food was very good. We started out with Tempura and Edamame, which was very good. Then we had Shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were in town for a funeral and decided to go into Sakura to place our order because we hadn't seen the menu before. It was a Saturday night and the place was absolutely packed. They took our to go order quickly and served us sake while we waited. The food was prepared in a timely manner and we left.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Warm, friendly service. Delicious food served quickly. Had sushi and a bento box. We'll be back, and we recommend it highly.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was not impressed by this sushi restaurant that my colleague suggested. It was average at best. The Edamame was mushy and had very little salt (and taste). The three sushi rolls I ordered were OK, but nothing great. The service was slow and a table next to use had to ask the waitress several times for different items (more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7201 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-259-4171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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