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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

4827 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
803-738-9330
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Ranked #138 of 826 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Takeout
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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Dining options: Takeout
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Dallas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Waiter knew absolutely nothing about wines including their pronunciation. Same with the sushi. Was friendly but inattentive. Food good sushi menu extensive.

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pawleys
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This place had been going for more than 20 years and we have missed it when we moved away. We went there last week after not being able to visit for a few years. They were as good as ever and as consistent as you'd ever want from a restaurant. This time there were two of us and we had... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Sushi is outstanding. The grade of the sushi is on the top end. We had some scallop sushi, Uni and other "pro"-stuff. Everything, really everything exceeded our expectations. We were here 1.5 years ago while in the area and will come back every time we'll be here. Thank you sushi Chef!! Keep up the good quality. So many other sushi... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sakura has been our family's favorite for many, many years. The simple but clean dining room is quiet and just big enough. Don't expect your typical trendy sushi--this is authentic Japanese cuisine. The servers are competent and accommodating. When they see us come in, they know mom will have a hot tea and dad order get 18C, his long-standing favorite.... More

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Almost heaven, WV
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My nephew graduated boot camp and wanted sushi, so we looked up Sakura. Must be one of Columbia's best kept secrets because it was impossible to find unless you are a local. Sits to the back of the building it is in, but with no sign on road to direct. Looked everywhere on main road for any type of sign... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was leery to try Sushi in the Carolinas but this was our lunch spot. Not good at all. Teriyaki chicken was incredibly incredibly overloaded with soy sauce or salt. California rolls were average at best and the salad greens looked to be pretty dated, bordering on brown. Maybe I should've gone with actual sushi, because I certainly wouldn't get... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Impressed. Accommodating to my allergies. Fresh food, not a grease pit. LOTS of food on your plate. Simple, clean atmosphere. Great waitress.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This restaurant has been around since I was a kid, and I've NEVER had anything but a wonderful experience there. Good, well-priced food in a simple, friendly atmosphere. This is not only one of Forest Acres' treats, but a long-time Columbia landmark. I concur with the review that puts it and Camon at the top of the list, probably with... More

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Columbia, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place is a gem. It's got great food, good service, and is just easy. Usually not crowded. Lacks ambience, but the food makes up for it. Second only to Camon.

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Woolwine, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Really....a menu that is pictures?....I guess they think we gaiijin could not figure out a sushi menu...the pictures are of plates that have various items on a dish....REALLY? I will say the place was busy but I am not sure why.... OK...so they have ONE type of cold sake that I have never heard of or seen before...the bottle might... More

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