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Sakura Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar

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57 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734
1-828-349-8917
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is the typical Chinese restaurant buffet. The food was good, but nothing was extraordinary. Sushi was fresh, the service was good, and the food pans were hot and full. With drinks, you'll be spending about $15/person.

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Thank RoverToad
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty good, the steak had very good flavor, however the waiter sucked. Worst service I have ever received! Took 20 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them, then 20 more minutes before he came to take our order. We ran out of drink twice and he just walked by, glanced and kept walking, wasn't even busy.

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Thank Darryl P
Franklin, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We eat there every time we visit Franklin. Really nice people and I we always have a good meal. Has a grill that's great for a party!

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Thank Margo B
Franklin, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Their prices are high, the sushi is mediocre and the ambience is for a much better restaurant. Definitely overreaches.

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Thank Gail N
Savannah, Georgia
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

My husband and I were travelling and craving Asian cuisine so decided to give Sakura a try. For us it was the best of both worlds. I like Chinese flavors and my husband prefers Japanese. The menu definitely accommodates us both. I had General Tso chicken. white meat chicken cooked just right with a very generous portion. My husband had... More 

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Thank Karen T
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices on Chinese, Thai, and sushi. Good soup, egg rolls and spring rolls. Chicken on a stick was exceptional. Rice noodles too. I will be back.

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Thank C R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time I've been here, I have heard good things. I know a review of a Japanese restaurant based on a Thai dish isn't exactly fair, but that's what I had and what I have to base my review on. And it was bad...probably worst red curry I've ever had. I'm not exactly sure what was wrong... More 

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Thank Darren K
Woodstock, Virginia
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A must-try in Franklin if you like good sushi. The fish is so fresh! The sashimi that I had, was some of the best I've ever tried. The service was also wonderful. Our waiter was very helpful, and friendly.

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Thank Stephanie C
Tallahassee, Florida
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

On a recommendation from my daughter, the wife and I decided to give Sakura a try. Sushi is really good and fresh, plus the price is about 20% less than what we pay at home (Tallahassee). Service was fast. Did not expect to find a good place for sushi in Franklin NC, but we did. We will be back. Highly... More 

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Thank fsufanTally
Franklin, North Carolina
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I always enjoy having lunch or dinner here. Good variety of sushi or cooked or even something for picky children. Not expensive-esp. when compared with places in large cities. Service has been slow, but not recently.

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Thank LeeBerger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 1-828-349-8917

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