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Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

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8360 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg, OH 45694
(740) 574-1688
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

The cook was excellent, highly skilled, and did a nice job preparing the food. The steak was tender and the shrimp average in size but you get several. One minor complaint, the cook tossed Broccoli towards the diners own mouths to catch, too cheap for shrimp? Who wants to catch broccoli?

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
David S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The cook was excellent, highly skilled, and did a nice job preparing the food. The steak was tender and the shrimp average in size but you get several. One minor complaint, the cook tossed Broccoli towards the diners own mouths to catch, too cheap for shrimp? Who wants to catch broccoli?

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Thank David S
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The food is usually decent but the servings seem to have got smaller. The server wasn't very friendly and the cook wasn't very talented in doing all the tricks and entertainment as one expects at a Japanese restaurant.

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Thank Dee M
Ohio
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The service people are raw and not well trained. The flashy knife display was average and predictable. The prices are high. Most of the offerings do not seem fresh, but the sushi was acceptable. We'll look elsewhere in the future.

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Thank OhioRootsBut
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yes, the prices are high but I don't mind paying for food that is good. It's entertaining and the service is excellent. I like the variety of sushi. The takeout box meals have lots of food for what you pay. We really like the dressing for the salad, we buy it by the quart and use it at home.

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Thank PAP45694
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Can be 75 for 2 people, why??? why go there unless you want some very expensive habachi you can go to a restaurant like ponderosa and get much more food and good steaks for much less.

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Thank Jeff and Roxann... T
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ive have been to many Japanese steak houses and this was absolutely horrible. It started with the greeting and continue through the meal. The server was rude and acted like we were bothering him. The cook was ok but cooking is supposed to be part of the experience and he almost went through the motions. The filets are thin and... More 

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Thank MjgDlo
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the area, this is a very good place to eat. It is cooking at your table with entertainment by the chef. A lot to eat, but allow about 1 1/2 hours. Well worth it. Would recommend it.

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Thank Roger R
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have tried several different Japanese Steakhouses and this is the best. Plus, it is close to where I live which is a bonus. The food is very high quality and is prepared with little extra seasonings which set it apart. The chefs are not quite as entertaining as other restaurants, but you can only be amazed at the Flaming... More 

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1 Thank jnewman4
Blacklick, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I recently took my mother to lunch for her birthday at this restaurant. The staff was very friendly, service was good and the chef put on a good show. I didn't think the food was as good as some other hibachi restaurants that I have tried, but that's just a personal prefernce. I'm not a huge fan of ginger and... More 

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2 Thank helln72
Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem! The food was delicious and the portions were quite generous. My husband liked it better than Benihana! The chef put on quite a show. Fun atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8360 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg, OH 45694
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Wheelersburg
  • Phone Number: (740) 574-1688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 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
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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