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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Bought a Groupon offer for Sakura. What better way to try out something different. Nice decor and dining area. The hostess & waitress were friendly and our service was prompt. Large variety of items to choose from including sushi. Decisions, decisions. I had the shrimp and steak dinner. Steak was good and cooked to order. The shrimp was overcooked to... More 

Thank Blacjac443
Charlotte, North Carolina
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

The worst service and quality of food was horrible. This is the worst customer service I have ever had. Even after I spoke to the so called manager Kathy who was so rude, no apologies at all. I order the Steak Teriyaki which was cold the veggies were salty and over cooked. I ask if I could have my food... More 

Thank wnbaaddict
Denver, North Carolina
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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.

Thank Pat O
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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 

Thank Deanna N
New York City, New York
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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.

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.

Thank Wendara B
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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

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!

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 

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.

Thank Megtugnoli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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

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