Sakae is amazing. I can understand that people who may have been here once or twice might have had a not-so-amazing piece of sashimi or something that turned them off, but as someone who goes there all the time, I think Sakae has some of the best food in Kigali pretty consistently.
As everyone has pointed out, the owners here are Korean. That doesn't mean I don't stuff my face with 'westernized' sushi favorites every time I come here. The Alaska Roll is my favorite - delicious, and though the sushi rolls definitely don't have so many pieces (8 usually), they are substantially sized and enough to make a roll a meal for me (I can't eat one piece without compromising my manners and having chipmunk cheeks). The sushi and sashimi on the menu do take some navigation - certain items are definitely better than others.
Of course, the fish doesn't come caught fresh to Kigali, but you have to admit that given where this restaurant is located and the types of ingredients they use, it's all quite good and the prices aren't unreasonable (the lunch box, which has beef bulgogi, tofu, shrimp, squid, rice, tempura and two pieces of sushi, is about $12).
The staff and service here are also incredible, and the food comes out very quickly. Once, we were so ravenously hungry that we inhaled our salads - the waiter came over and apologized that he must have brought us salads that were too small, since we ate them too quickly and BROUGHT US A SECOND ROUND OF SALAD (if you've ever had this divine, complimentary salad, you understand why this is so incredible).
Love this place.
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4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your amazing review :)
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We are glad that you have enjoyed your time at Sakae
We are working hard to provide the best food and service
Hope you visit us again :)
- Sakae Management & Staff
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