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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
704-823-3388
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood Japanese style

Great pot stickers. Wife enjoyed coconut chicken, delicately flavored. I had hibachi steak and chicken (prepared in kitchen and brought out, not table side). Both very good. Reasonable prices and with a Groupon coupon, a very good value. Got in and out quickly which was good as we had much to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Pat O
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Denver, North Carolina
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Denver, North Carolina
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great pot stickers. Wife enjoyed coconut chicken, delicately flavored. I had hibachi steak and chicken (prepared in kitchen and brought out, not table side). Both very good. Reasonable prices and with a Groupon coupon, a very good value. Got in and out quickly which was good as we had much to do that evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I had a friend in town and we wanted to grab sushi on way to Crowders Park. We waited at the front for a few minutes before any sign of a hostess. When she came to the front to greet us, she was friendly. It took a another few minutes for a server to greet us. We ordered 3 rolls.... More 

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Thank Deanna N
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While this was a strip mall restaurant I thought I would review it because the seafood is better than a recent restaurant in CT, where the prices were higher and you would have expected the fish to be fresher. They feature bento boxes but also have an nice fish and chips meal that I would recommend.

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Thank Pandora_is_Eve
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

The quality of food was terrible. Had to send back both plates of food. The steak was undercooked and the chicken was very fatty. Ended up having to get one meal replaced. Not worth going to again.

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Thank Wendara B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

They use a lot of creme cheese which I'm not a fan of. Odd to see a Mexican guy make sushi but does it well

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Thank Paul S
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sushi is always great, but the service is AMAZING. I have been here on multiple occasions each with a different server and they have all excellent. The servers are very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely kind. Always a good spot to visit after a movie since it is so close! Would recommend to anyone!

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Thank amb118996
Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful. I had the teriyaki steak with fried rice and vegetables. It was very good. The soup the came out before hand must have been an acquired taste. It was made from tofu and seaweed with scallions. The meal certainly made up for it. The flavor of the steak was very good. My husband had... More 

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Thank BethCunningham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This particular Sakura has the best sushi chef!!!! He will create any roll you want, all you have to do is name a few items you like in your roll. I even have my own roll named after me. Always polite and very fast for a quick dinner experience.

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Thank Megtugnoli
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, and sat at the sushi bar and had a conversation with the sushi chef, who has been making sushi for 13 years. Food came quickly and was of good quality. Waiter was extremely professional, prompt and had a sense of humor. Atmosphere is a bit dark, but that makes it feel intimate. All in all, it's... More 

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Thank R C
Clover, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have been regulars at Sakura's in the past but had gotten away from going because we had other places more convenient to our home. But we had some errands to run nearby and so we stopped in for dinner. WOW, we have been missing out! The service, atmosphere, and sushi were all fantastic!!!! We will definitely make the longer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-823-3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?