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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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4827 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
803-738-9330
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sushi

This restaurant has been serving great sushi in Columbia for 20+ years. I've enjoyed many fantastic meals here for many years. Last Friday I had a sushi assortment with green rolls and California rolls and everything was really good. For anyone not familiar with the area it can be hard to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
gtwj12
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Bowling Green, KY
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is my favorite sushi restaurant in the US. The quality of the sushi is outstanding, but it is served in a simple, family-run restaurant at very reasonable prices. I have never had anything that was not extremely fresh, and beautifully prepared.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant has been serving great sushi in Columbia for 20+ years. I've enjoyed many fantastic meals here for many years. Last Friday I had a sushi assortment with green rolls and California rolls and everything was really good. For anyone not familiar with the area it can be hard to find but well worth the search.

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1 Thank gtwj12
Vicksburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Delicious and reasonable prices! I chose the tempura shrimp lunch box. Nice variety. Service was great - attentive and pleasant. I'll go back for more!

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1 Thank MangoEats
Dallas
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Waiter knew absolutely nothing about wines including their pronunciation. Same with the sushi. Was friendly but inattentive. Food good sushi menu extensive.

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Thank notadq
pawleys
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This place had been going for more than 20 years and we have missed it when we moved away. We went there last week after not being able to visit for a few years. They were as good as ever and as consistent as you'd ever want from a restaurant. This time there were two of us and we had... More 

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2 Thank sontraveler
Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Sushi is outstanding. The grade of the sushi is on the top end. We had some scallop sushi, Uni and other "pro"-stuff. Everything, really everything exceeded our expectations. We were here 1.5 years ago while in the area and will come back every time we'll be here. Thank you sushi Chef!! Keep up the good quality. So many other sushi... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sakura has been our family's favorite for many, many years. The simple but clean dining room is quiet and just big enough. Don't expect your typical trendy sushi--this is authentic Japanese cuisine. The servers are competent and accommodating. When they see us come in, they know mom will have a hot tea and dad order get 18C, his long-standing favorite.... More 

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Almost heaven, WV
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My nephew graduated boot camp and wanted sushi, so we looked up Sakura. Must be one of Columbia's best kept secrets because it was impossible to find unless you are a local. Sits to the back of the building it is in, but with no sign on road to direct. Looked everywhere on main road for any type of sign... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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285 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was leery to try Sushi in the Carolinas but this was our lunch spot. Not good at all. Teriyaki chicken was incredibly incredibly overloaded with soy sauce or salt. California rolls were average at best and the salad greens looked to be pretty dated, bordering on brown. Maybe I should've gone with actual sushi, because I certainly wouldn't get... More 

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Thank R W
Eagan, Minnesota
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Impressed. Accommodating to my allergies. Fresh food, not a grease pit. LOTS of food on your plate. Simple, clean atmosphere. Great waitress.

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Thank Kelly J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4827 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-738-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?