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Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

237 Connor Dr, Charlottesville, VA
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Ranked #127 of 458 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went here for my daughter's birthday and made reservations. They were very accommodating and we had a great experience. The food was prepared excellent and we all enjoyed the hibachi experience. This restaurant was better than most of the hibachi style restaurants that I have been to and would return. Nice portions. With drinks and tip our bill for... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was a great experience. We were seated quickly, order taken and chef began cooking within a few minutes. Staff very friendly and they provided us great service. My only complaint is they are priced more expensive than other Japanese restaurants where we've eaten. But, overall a great dining experience.

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Block Island, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is are second time there. Sushi was decent however such as the 1st time the hibachi was not pleasant.

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Clinton, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great steak and seafood. This is one of the best restaurants of this type we've been too. Great service and tasty veggies and rice too. I know this is a chain, but is nonetheless quite good.

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Sakura is a chain with numbers of restaurant mainly in the Maryland and Virginia area. This one in Charlottesville is the third one that we have tried. Although it is a small sampling size, we find this restaurant chain is very consistent with their quality and facility. The restaurant is decorated with the more upscale Japanese style, spacious, with many... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great service at this restaurant. All staff are friendly. Restaurant is very clean and has nice decor. Prices were about average for a Hibachi restaurant. Kid's menu is cut-off at 9 years old, which seems a little young, especially considering the price essentially doubles for about the same amount of food. Drink prices seemed a little high. We really enjoyed... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by several people for sushi - we were hesitant to go since it sits in a strip mall, but boy were we surprised. We are used to sushi from NY/NJ and did not believe we would be able to find decent sushi in Charlottesville area. The sushi chef was very talkative and exceptional nice. The fish... More

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Madison, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Enjoyed our time at Sakura for my birthday. They offer free cheese cake with your dinner if it is your birthday but other than putting it down in front of me, nothing else special is done. Food was good. The owner seems concerned to fill tables as fast as possible. We didn't feel rushed but we've been to Teppanyaki where... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Plenty of seating but parties are seated together around the chefs. The food is fresh and the chefs are all amazing throwing their knives around, flinging shrimp into the mouths of surprised patrons. It's all good. Fun.

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We go to this teppanyaki, because it is the closest to our house. My girls love the fire and the hibachi chef tricks. But, I don't think the food is that great. The salmon that another person had looked really good. The shrimp is good. The noodles that they serve everyone with their dinner is very odd and does not... More

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