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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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4827 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
803-738-9330
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 10
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great spot!

Delicious and reasonable prices! I chose the tempura shrimp lunch box. Nice variety. Service was great - attentive and pleasant. I'll go back for more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
MangoEats
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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  • Takeout
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Delicious and reasonable prices! I chose the tempura shrimp lunch box. Nice variety. Service was great - attentive and pleasant. I'll go back for more!

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Dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4827 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-738-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?