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Sakura Asian Restaurant

1525 South Atherton Street, State College, PA
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Ranked #54 of 211 restaurants in State College
Cuisines: Asian
Most recent review
- Mar 8, 2014
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I had the tofu teriyaki, and the tofu was fine, but the sauce was gummy and thoroughly unremarkable. The salad was mostly iceberg lettuce topped with a bland dressing. The chicken in my companion's chicken with pineapple was mostly breadcrumbs, which she scraped off to encounter rather tasteless meat.

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sparta, nj
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158 reviews 158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Had the hibachi scallop dinner ($17.95) based on daughter's recommendation. I mistakenly asked a couple questions - whether the scallops were bay or sea and whether they were farm raised. This set back our ordering for a bit and I never got an answer before ordering. Turns out they were sea scallops - cut in pieces. This comes with salad... More

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NEW CUMBERLAND
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Sakura has a vast menu with top quality food and preparation techniques. Their seafood soup and other appetizers are fantastic. We usually order some hot appetizer and then sushi and sashimi -- again, top notch. Service staff, sushi chefs, and the behind the scenes kitchen staff do a great job.

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Greenwich, CT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Loved this place! We had the best rolls I've ever eaten. We also liked that it was BYOB. There is a wine shop nearby to grab a bottle. Nice find near Penn State and hotels.

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Chelmsford, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We ordered chicken hibachi, steak hibachi, Thai Ginger chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai. All were good except for the Pad Thai which was a disappointing gelatinous mass of noodles. The shrimp was actually good but there was little to no peanut to be found and, as mentioned, the noodles were a stuck together mess. The soup and salads that came... More

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Altoona, PA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

By far some of the best sushi I've ever had, even better than high end locations in Las Vegas. Service was quite good and the sushi was simply delicious, fresh and very tasty. My wife enjoyed her fried rice too. Will definitely return! Almost didn't stop as I associated it with Sakura in Altoona, PA, but it's 1000 times better... More

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Valley Forge, PA
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice BYOB with good variety of well-prepared food. Had everything from sushi to pad Thai. Everyone enjoyed it.

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Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We found this place because our son is a big sushi fan. The Sakura Sushi was very good. The fish was fresh and of good quality. The specialty rolls our son ordered was good. The Shrimp teriyaki Bento Box was outstanding for State College. The Edamame needed a little more salt but was pretty basic as was the seaweed salad.... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I am an avid sushi eater, for this visit I ordered three things, 1. Seaweed salad. Served on a oversized plate this from the bag salad is straight forward and was refreshing. The plate is a bit silly, not knocking the place for this choice, I would opt for an Asian style plate if I was in charge. 2. Dragon... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The food is good. The presentation is excellent. The vegetables are really nice. The price seems a bit overpriced, but it's good. As far as Japanese goes, this is probably the best in State College. You won't be disappointed, but you may leave hungry.

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