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Saga Japanese Steak House

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8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
(941) 924-2800
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Beware of the price at this restaurant. For what you pay, U are literally geting 1/3 the amount of food. Im suprised this place is still open for business. I literally felt like I was robbed for my money after walking out of there. Overall the food was decent, but it is not good enough for me to even think... More 

1 Thank tung t
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

For what we paid it should have been better. I was looking for Japanese food near Siesta key so I decided to stop here. It's not your typical Japanese food that we are use to. The steak was decent but had hard fatty pieces on it. The rice was just ok. Plain steamed vegetables. White sauce...sad. It was thin and... More 

Thank Candace L
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 18 years and have NEVER been disappointed. I had the best crispiest shrimp tempura and my husband had the best sushi ever ! It was perfect and special in every way. The waiter was so attentive. We will never miss coming here when we are in Sarasota .

Thank Judith C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I have been to Japanese Steakhouse around the United States, and Saga has the best of everything you'd want. Habachi, Tempura, Sushi, so many tasty selections it makes it hard to decide. All the chefs are great, but if you get a chance, ask for Max! Saga is great for those intimate dinners out, or for a wonderful family experience.... More 

Thank williamcK3608VC
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was average, but very long wait too get it had waited about an hour just to see the chef. And the staff was very under staffed. The prices are also a problem. Overall very poor and I would not recommend.

Thank 12Tobias
Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

First impression upon entering the restaurant: holy crap! Why are there expensive obis displayed out in the open like this? We chose the booth instead of the hibachi grill. I grew up in Japan and I'm used to the cramped seating in restaurants. However, I think there is enough space in the restaurant for a more comfortable seating arrangement. The... More 

1 Thank GemLangfelder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ordered off the menu & our first impression was that the prices were very high. Our waitress was very pleasant, but we were shocked at how bad the food was. The california roll was not good. The small cubes of chicken teriyaki were a strange texture and not flavorful at all. There were some mushy veggies on the side... More 

1 Thank Lanaworldwide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went here for dinner. First of all, the restaurant is very outdated, ugly furniture and decor. Worn out paint on the walls. We love hibachi and would rate the quality of the meat etc. to be average. Service was fine enough. The hostess was friendly. Would not have a repeat visit

1 Thank Jaseroadman
Albany ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is expensive for what you get. We wanted to sit at the grill but we would have had to wait an extra 30 minutes even though the place was empty. A dinner plate is an average of $23 and was less food than your average Japanese steak house. The rice was burnt, the chicken as tough, and our... More 

1 Thank USMCwife42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

great food. Awesome owner Max. Wouldn't go anywhere else for sushi. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Beautiful presentation.

Thank Laurelsrq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 924-2800

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