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“Best meal during 2 week trip to Siberia and Mongolia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sakura Restaurant

Sakura Restaurant
East Cross Road, Peace Avenue | Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar 11000, Mongolia (Formerly Sakura)
+976 11 463463
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Ranked #38 of 186 Restaurants in Ulaanbaatar
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Japanese restaurant Sakura and Teppanyaki is not anymore affiliated since January 2014 with Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace. The restaurant is affiliated with Tavan Bogd Washoku. Thank you very much Frank Prasmo General Manager Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar
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“Best meal during 2 week trip to Siberia and Mongolia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Our tour group of 7, including two guides (one local), dined here on our last night in Mongolia. We had spent two nights at the Kempinski Khan Palace, and this was during our time in a "day room" at the hotel. Our departure flight was at 11:55pm, so dinner was at 7 pm. Our meal was preordered, and included a nice variety of items, including sushi and tempura. Two of us ordered Isahi beers. Dessert was an ice cream topped with finely chopped nuts. Service was perfect, with a very attentive wait staff. The dining area was beautifully appointed, and there was space for our group without feeling squeezed into the room. This restaurant is located toward the rear of the hotel, but it is worth seeking. Would highly recommend!

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sakura Anytime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

One of the reasons why I haven't moved digs is my proximity to Sakura Japanese Restaurant, which is inside Kempinski Hotel, East Crossroad, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

I love their sashimi. Unbelievable freshness of seafood ingredients - it's like having the sea next door! Whenever I go there, I order, either to eat in or take-away, sashimi good for three persons. This order stretches to breakfast the next day. Sakura sashimi for breakfast! Mmmm!

And the service? Tiptop. Japanese-speaking staff, too, aside from English and of course, Mongol.

I strongly and enthusiastically recommend Sakura.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Though I have visited there a while ago still the taste of the food is reminiscent in my taste-buds. Will have to go visit there again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good sushi & sashimi in a smoked filled restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

N47°55'15.1" E106°56'36.0" Inside the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace (2nd floor) near Sanar Tunnel, East Cross Road, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh district, this Japanese restaurant is known as one of the better places in town for an authentic Japanese meal. Many consider it to be the best in Ulaanbaatar. Reservations are advised.
Inside the restaurant you can choose between the traditional Japanese dining table in separated rooms or European tables.
In August 2012 we ordered sushi menu for one person and sashimi menu for one person to share. Visiting Japan several times, we known the standard and Sakura didn't disappointed us. Miso soup as entree was excellent. That unique smoky smell rose from it cup. The tuna dipped in soya sauce with little wasabi was enjoyable. The octopus pieces were an odd diversion from the standard. Sushi was fresh and good. The sushi rice too. We liked it very much.
The only big disappointment during diner was the heavy cigarette smoking at other tables. Living in a country with a ban on smoking in public places, the resentment to spoiling a delicate Japanese diner made us leave early. Next time we will try Nagano.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ulaanbaatar
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“Real talanted japanese cooker and really beautiful polite waitress, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I visit this restaurant everyday,it's near my home.It is very comfortable calm place.So tasty sakura ramen and sushi.Japanese cooker is really good and talanted man.It's the only place that you can find real polite service in UB.Supervisor,manager and waitress are very professional.

Visited September 2012
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