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403 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5689
+1 217-344-1400
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“ramen” (11 reviews)
“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“shumai” (5 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
403 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5689
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a ton katsu, or fried pork. The food came in a large portion. Great taste and with delicious sauce too. The sashimi was also very fresh. Would recommend.

Thank Dsp D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was actually excited to have meal this place especially after seeing "authentic Japanese" on their website. Yes, I'm Japanese and I'm really picky about when it comes to Japanese cuisine. I ordered Tekka Don for myself and Yaki Udon for my kids. Tekka Don...More

Thank MarkandLou W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely executed sushi. Rice was light, and well proportioned, not too heavy or thick. A few good sale selections, and the matcha cake for dessert was surprisingly good. Would definitely return

Thank Chris F
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is probably the best restaurant in town. Always crowded so go early or late for meals unless you do not mind waiting. Terrific Sushi but do not ignore the other Japanese food as it is all great.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My BF took me here for date night.. We started with an order of Shumai(?) and VIP roll... Wow.. The dumplings were steamed perfectly and filled very nicely with shrimp, etc.. But the VIP roll, OMG I could eat it every day.. Explosion of flavor...More

Thank BeautyForTheMasses
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Best gyoza we’ve ever had, all the sushi was fantastic. Sangria was enough for two people and delicious! Ambience was hip, but elegant and comfortable. Great service. Lots of ramen and hot dishes too. Campus appeared empty on this summer weekday night until we walked...More

Thank someone_actually
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

For starters, Sakanaya does not take reservations but they do work with an app called “nowait”. Sign up and get in the virtual line. But, not really sure how it works and it isn’t perfect but give it a go. The food was amazing. The...More

Thank Reyna Y
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times before and just recently for my birthday. Staff is excellent and super helpful. Lighting and mood is absolutely on point, never feels claustrophobic. Most importantly the food is of great quality and tastes delicious. The Ramen and Sushi are...More

Thank Nicole Z
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We stayed in Champaign overnight on our way to Nashville. Our youngest son to our surprise said he wanted sushi for his birthday dinner. Through reviews on Trip Advisor we decided on Sakanaya. Needless to say the tripadvisor reviewers were spot on! Service was fast...More

Thank Seth H
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The staff are excellent, venue is really cool and the sushi is incredible. They recently added a raspberry sangria which really emphasises the flavours of the sushi. Definitely worth checking out, whether it’s to help introduce you to sushi or as a seasoned, sushi lover.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 E Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5689
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-344-1400
Sakanaya highly values our customers’ memories made around our dining tables. Sakanaya has been the first restaurant to go to for authentic Japanese food on Green St, Champaign since it's grand opening in November 2013. ​ The name “Sakanaya” translates to “fish market” in Japanese. Like what the name represents, Sakanaya is known to order more fish than practically any other restaurant in Champaign. Starting from the eye-catching tablewares to the restaurant’s modern interior design, every detail of Sakanaya was carefully decided by the owner of the restaurant.
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