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Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse - CLOSED

1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
+1 352-373-1076
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Jul 16, 2016
“Love this place, have for years - remodel is big improvement!”
Jul 13, 2016
“Still Working Out the Bugs Post-Remodel”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
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11 - 20 of 29 reviews

Reviewed June 17, 2013

Worth the drive, were usually the only ones there on a week night. Great portion sizes and friendly staff. Chef was kind and explained how to make the perfect rice, and joked with us. Foo was delicious and very filling. Prices aren't bad either a...More

Thank Bglover88
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I paid for extra shrimp and had a difficult time telling if I got any extra. I thought they had accidentally given them to a lady next to me because she had almost double what I had, but I asked her and found out that...More

Thank john g
Reviewed February 8, 2013

They have done this for decades now and although their restaurant may not be the prettiest, I like the food better there and enjoy how they treat you. It is a family business and they put forth the effort.

Thank john g
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Was there with family and although a small restaurant the food was delicious and great and plenty. We arrived during the "early bird" session so had to wait for a table but luckily we 6 got a grill and chef all to our selves.

1  Thank Tony G
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Although i am not a fan of Yamato's Food ,staff or quality products ,knowing the quality ,we decided to try the above Japanese steakhouse.Unfortunatly this was not that good as far as i am concern.Although i felt the owners were much more appreciated.The Chefs were...More

Thank Roberto58Gainesville
Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and I have been coming here since 1999. We love this place. It is one of the few nice romantic places to dine in Gainesville. I really enjoy all asian foods and this is a fun experience as well. The chefs cook in...More

2  Thank Beer2211
Reviewed April 26, 2011

Wow! I was a little skeptical when I saw the 4 star average, but I decided to give Sawamura a shot for my birthday dinner. The exterior is very old and has graffiti on the sides. But, I promised not to make any judgements. On...More

3  Thank DizneyWiz
Reviewed December 25, 2010

My wife and I went here for dinner on Christmas Day because almost everything else in town was closed. Fortunately, Sawamura advertised they were open for dinner so we decided to roll the dice. We were prompty directed to one of the tables where the...More

Thank Hawaiianluau
Reviewed October 24, 2010

The atmosphere inside is about as bad as it looks from the outside. The food is not at all what we've come to expect from a Japanese restaurant there was no Ginger sauce & the shrimp & chicken were grilled in lemon butter & no...More

Thank smltowngal
Reviewed January 29, 2010

My husband took me to Sawamura on our first date 18 years ago, and we have been going back ever since. The food is amazing and the staff is so nice and professional. New Japanese steakhouses have popped up in the area over the years,...More

2  Thank WrayRamsey
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-1076
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