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Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood House

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11502 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-2709
301-972-9728
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We went as a group with children and everyone ate. The children did not like the fire. The chef did the typical tricks when cooking to entertain us. The food is good and it is cool to see them cooking right in front of you. There are many cooking stations with seating around it in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
JoeS755
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Frederick, Maryland
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We've been going here for probably 15 years and have always enjoyed the food. This time, we noticed that more than ever, the place is showing it's age - it's time to freshen up all the interior finishes - Really! I usually order the filet mignon and shrimp, but the steak and shrimp was the special. I noticed that the... More 

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This past weekend, we decided to treat ourselves to Sakura. Since we are a family of 5, pricing is a little more than we usually want to pay for dinner. THIS time, we only had my wife and I and our 16 year old son (who eats a lot). When we walked in, there was a board with dinner specials.....great!... More 

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Thank Richard Z
Frederick, Maryland
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went as a group with children and everyone ate. The children did not like the fire. The chef did the typical tricks when cooking to entertain us. The food is good and it is cool to see them cooking right in front of you. There are many cooking stations with seating around it in the restaurant. I like the... More 

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Thank JoeS755
Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Was very pleasantly surprised when my wife and I tried out Sakura last week. We'd been looking for a good hibachi place and were sorely disappointed in the Benihana in Bethesda. We decided the online reviews were good enough to give Sakura a shot and we are glad we did. The service was great as they kept our drinks filled... More 

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Thank Jason D
Germantown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Your typical hibachi. Calm ambient, and entertaining to watch. Their food portions are pretty big. Definelty a nice place to go to for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Gutierrez94
Washington, DC
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

So ok, this is a stereotypical cliché Japanese Steakhouse, where they cook on the hibachi in front of you. The food is good, nothing exceptional but exactly as you would expect. When you are in the mood, try it out.

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Thank FunInMD
Gatihersburg, MD
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have gone to this restaurant for many years, especially on special occasions. We hadn't gone in about a year and went again last week. Boy, has there been a change for the worse. First, we noticed that as we walked to our table, our feet were sticking to the floor as we walked. Then we noticed a separate wood... More 

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Thank KCIII
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I've had a lot of great experiences here in the past, but a few times I was disappointed. Pros: It's usually fast, friendly service. Strong, yummy, drinks (trust me you only need one and your feeling pretty good). Price isn't too bad for decent sushi, food is yummy, and the show is fun. Cons: There is one chef there that... More 

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Thank Lindsey S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped into Sakura for a quick sushi dinner and were shocked at the condition of this restaurant. I'm not sure if they are experiencing electrical problems or are trying to save money on the light bill, but the lights were out in the sushi bar; we received ambient light from the lobby. Add to that the water-damaged ceiling tiles,... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I ate here once and compare with another one in Gaithersburg, I did not go back. We ate Hibachi place when we travel and family birthdays. This one is average and the service is not great in comparison to other places, it's an entertainment show should be great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11502 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-2709
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 301-972-9728

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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