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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7201 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3243
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought this is one of the best in town based on their long history and other online review. The food is mediocre at best. The service is extremely slow and waitress even forgot what we ordered and kept us waiting for an extended period. We were very disappointed with this place. Korean Mama' is far better if you don't... More 

Thank Chia Li C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience. The food was delicious, as always. Tried warm sake for first time and was pleased. Thank you!

Thank Cacaco B
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

My parents started taking me to Sakura when I was a kid, and I loved the miso soup, tempura, edamame and chicken teriyaki (all are still incredible). As new dining options have opened in Indy over the years, I've been excited to try different Japanese restaurants, but nothing beats this place on freshness and flavor. The nigiri here is surprisingly... More 

Thank HoosierRambler
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Never fails to deliver authentic Japanese food in generous American portions. The quality is always fresh. The salad is still so crunchy fresh with its special Japanese dressing.

Thank kengster
Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

I heard about Sakura and have driven past it several times but was leery. I went in and first I must say the place was crowded but we were able to get a table. The service was decent for it to be a busy night. I ordered the soft shell blue crab roll and a couple of rolls with smoked... More 

Thank Lamerejolie
Indianapolis, USA
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200 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We used to eat here a lot when we first moved to the north side but the service got to be suspect so we started going to Tomo instead which was good but decided to give Sakura a try again. Glad we did as service has been great each time. The sushi is always fresh but often the rolls aren't... More 

Thank mcgahat
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Tucked away at 71st and Keystone is Indy's best kept sushi restaurant. Famous not only for the fresh rolls, but also for the celebrity that have visited and left their autographs on the wall, it's a hole in the wall with class. Takes reservations - amazing. Sit at the bar, or a secluded booth. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank seppichdaily
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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443 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Everything about Sakura is worthy of the five stars given. And Sakura is unlike even the other awesome sushi hotspots in town I enjoy. I love that the restaurant, its staff, and the food has character. Fresh, buttery sushi and sashimi were the names of the game, loved the miso soup and the house salad (spectacular dressing!), and the deep... More 

Thank Rhonda B
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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295 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Between a pleasantly full house for a Tuesday evening and many take out orders, three sushi chefs were kept busy. The sushi was made of fresh ingredients (i sat at the bar and watched them work). Try one of the specialty rolls.

Thank HoosierWisdom
Indianapolis, Indiana
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Very good sushi and friendly service. The sushi bar has limited seating but is an enjoyable spot to watch the chefs work. Very popular in the evening hours. Closed 2-5.

Thank danielt2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7201 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3243
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-259-4171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?