We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great sushi in small town charm” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sakura Japan Sushi & Grill

Sakura Japan Sushi & Grill
332 W. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186
262-408-5681
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 146 Restaurants in Waukesha
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great sushi in small town charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Downtown Waukesha, who knew? Great sushi and sashimi to be had at Sakura. We had a couple rolls, sashimi, a kirin and an asahi beer. All quite good. Tip : if you like your wasabi to be HOT and send that wave of heat through your sinuses, stir it up before putting it on the sushi.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    3
    3
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Jin and Jen are the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

stop in for excellent food. price is right. worth the trip to Waukesha.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Japanese food outside of Japan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Excellent food! Great prices. I've gone here numerous times and have brought a number of visitors from Japan here and they all love it! Don't be scared if you think all they have is sushi - they have many other choices. The beef wrapped asparagus is to die for! Best sushi around too. Will keep going back as long as they're here!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Third visit, third disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I've given this place a few shots and each time they failed. Disappointing given it's the only sushi place near downtown Waukesha. The flavor of the food is mediocre and it's definitely worth traveling a few more miles for some other options.
Today I had the tuna salad which was was basically soggy iceberg lettuce flavored with spicy sauce and had literally about 6 small pieces of tuna that looked like some chopped tomato was mixed in with the lettuce. For the $10.95 I spent on this dish, I wish I had ordered some rolls instead. The size of the salad was also disappointing as the plate wasn't much bigger than a side salad serving.
The menu really is limited and the other times I have tried Sakura, I always left feeling unsatisfied.
We went during the lunch hour and there was only one other table with customers, yet I was surprised that we had to wait 35 minutes to get our meal. My friend had a 'lunch box' with a 6 sushi rolls and another item on the side, so I'm not sure why the wait.
I wish I could give a better rating to this establishment but after three strikes, I just can't.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Sushi at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011 via mobile

Jin and Jen have created a wonderful restaurant with tremendous sushi. When you walk in the door you immediately feel welcome. The fish for the nigiri and sashimi is always fresh and the rolls are always a delight. If you are in the mood for somthing hot, the soba noodle dish is a must try and the tempura is light and never greasy. A great find in downtown Waukesha.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sakura Japan Sushi & Grill also viewed

 

Been to Sakura Japan Sushi & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sakura Japan Sushi & Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.