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1525 South Atherton Street, State College, PA
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2013
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Jersey Shore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very rude service, but then again that has been my experience at most Japanese restaurants. So snooty - I hate that! BUT... this was the BEST sushi I have had in a long time. Good thing they have fresh fish, otherwise their bad attitude would put them out of business. So five stars for sushi but 0 stars for service... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've eaten at Sakura many times and enjoyed it--especially the Thai curries and some of the Chinese dishes. But they changed the menu sometime in the spring of 2014. When I ate there in August (2014), there were no curries or Chinese stir fries. I ended up ordering grilled salmon. It was dry, tasteless, and nearly inedible. My friends enjoyed... More 

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Bruhl, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The service is very friendly and it feels like an authentic Japanese place. The sushi is the best in town and I've tried them all...

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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 South Atherton Street, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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