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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
704-823-3388
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good sea food options

While this was a strip mall restaurant I thought I would review it because the seafood is better than a recent restaurant in CT, where the prices were higher and you would have expected the fish to be fresher. They feature bento boxes but also have an nice fish and chips meal that I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While this was a strip mall restaurant I thought I would review it because the seafood is better than a recent restaurant in CT, where the prices were higher and you would have expected the fish to be fresher. They feature bento boxes but also have an nice fish and chips meal that I would recommend.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The quality of food was terrible. Had to send back both plates of food. The steak was undercooked and the chicken was very fatty. Ended up having to get one meal replaced. Not worth going to again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

They use a lot of creme cheese which I'm not a fan of. Odd to see a Mexican guy make sushi but does it well

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Sushi is always great, but the service is AMAZING. I have been here on multiple occasions each with a different server and they have all excellent. The servers are very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely kind. Always a good spot to visit after a movie since it is so close! Would recommend to anyone!

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful. I had the teriyaki steak with fried rice and vegetables. It was very good. The soup the came out before hand must have been an acquired taste. It was made from tofu and seaweed with scallions. The meal certainly made up for it. The flavor of the steak was very good. My husband had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This particular Sakura has the best sushi chef!!!! He will create any roll you want, all you have to do is name a few items you like in your roll. I even have my own roll named after me. Always polite and very fast for a quick dinner experience.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, and sat at the sushi bar and had a conversation with the sushi chef, who has been making sushi for 13 years. Food came quickly and was of good quality. Waiter was extremely professional, prompt and had a sense of humor. Atmosphere is a bit dark, but that makes it feel intimate. All in all, it's... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have been regulars at Sakura's in the past but had gotten away from going because we had other places more convenient to our home. But we had some errands to run nearby and so we stopped in for dinner. WOW, we have been missing out! The service, atmosphere, and sushi were all fantastic!!!! We will definitely make the longer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Great food! Very fresh, I recommend the bento boxes. Also had the ika salad, wonderful blend of flavors. My husband had the pork Gyoza followed by chicken fried rice. Not very adventurous on his part, but we both agreed The quality was superior to what we have had elsewhere.

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Clover, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Our friends have been telling us about this place for a while. We decided to try it out before going to the movies. Their Sushi is excellent. I got one of the combos and the waiter was very attentive. He brought out a varied selection of sauces. Really liked their Eel Sauce. We'll definitely eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-823-3388

Price and Cuisine

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