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Sakura

Highlands Road, Hwy 64, Franklin, NC
828-349-8917
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Ranked #24 of 71 restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It appears this restaurant has TWO identities on Tripadvisor. A more detailed review of my awful experience here can be found by looking under "Sakura: Japanese grill and Steakhouse". To sum it up here, we were treated like unwanted guests after receiving deplorable service and substandard food. No apologies were made by management even after mentioning that we were unhappy... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went in for my wifes birthday dinner with a reservation for 12 people at 7:15 in the Hibachi room. When we arrived we were told that the previous party had just gotten started because the chef was running late and that it would be a bit longer than expected. They sat us down at a large table so that we... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

made a 7:00 reservation for a surprise birthday party in the Hibachi room. It first got changed to 7:15 the minute we walked in. Got into the Hibachi room at 8:30 because apparently the chef decided to be late. Even after we sat down we had to wait 30min for one guy to show up. The main chef walked in,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Like most of the restaurants we found in the Franklin/Bryson City area, Sakura was average. The food was okay, not inspired by any measure. The major problem we had at Sakura was that the meal took 2 hours from the time we were seated until we finally paid and left. It was difficult to tell whether that was down to... More

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Franklin, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Jerry was our chef and I would highly recommend asking for him.He did a fantastic job of cooking what we ordered and keeping us entertained. There were 10 seated at the grill table and he kept track of all the orders with no problem. He was very personable and the steak was excellent as were the scallops. He interacted with... More

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Sylva, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I always thought "ewwww" raw fish.....but Sakura changed my attitude. The Sushi is authentic and flavorful. My fav is the Scallop Sushi....so sweet and tender, dipped in a combination of Wabasi and soy sauce....perfection! The Volcano Rolls are to die for.....the flavors burst in your mouth and you can't get enough. The wait staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable about... More

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Highlands, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I ordered crab rangoons which were average (could've had more stuffing) the seafood soup and the red curry chicken. After the rangoons the waitress brought out my curry. I asked where my soup was and she blamed the kitchen for making the curry first. She offered to bring me the soup but I declined as I didn't want my curry... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Our favorite place to hang out with friends and to have dinner. Great food and great drinks. Friendly staff, laid back atmosphere.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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165 reviews 165 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Very nice ambience, especially for a small town. We enjoyed the spring rolls and pan fried dumplings as appetizers. Perfect! The hibachi chicken and shrimp were very good as well. A little overpriced, though. We live nearby and this may become one of our go to places.

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Deep Gap, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had lunch there recently and was happy with food. The salad dressing was outstanding. The steak was cooked as I had ordered. Was prefect size portions to for lunch. Price was fair as well for what I got. I will eat there again when im back in Franklin.

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