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“Good enough”
Review of Hiro Sakao

Hiro Sakao
Ranked #12 of 319 Restaurants in Erlangen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good enough”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I'm not so sure why this restaurant has quite a high ranking here. The food isn't at all bad, but it isn't special either. I like the gyoza, but it was a tad oily. The makis are not bad, but nothing to rave about. It's just ok. The service is excellent though. Very friendly staff.

Just one side note, I still cannot get over why some Germans do not know that the wasabi should be mixed with the soy sauce. They tend to place bits of it on top of a maki. I find it quite amusing, but then again, to each his own.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Basel, Switzerland
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“It's great...”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Yes it's a busy restaurant, but there is a reason for its popularity.

I find the ingredients fresh, service always fast with good follow ups, and polite. The presentation of the food is stunning, and the portions are plentiful.

The salmon in teriyaki sauce was great and I enjoyed the crab sushi so much I had to take friends back this evening. The desserts are worth trying and the sesame icecream was a real treat.

A 3 course meal with drinks cost 80 euros for 3. I don't rate that as expensive. We didn't book a table and we turned up after 7. There wasn't a problem getting a table and a meal at all.

There isn't a comparable restaurant of such quality in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank notkeepingmum
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Erlangen, Germany
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good place for Erlangen”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I think it is the best Sushi in Erlangen, but not great. I seem to have a hard time finding the right menu items as the rolls and such are a bit different than wheat i find in many other places i have visited globally. I also feel it is a bit on the pricey side for dinner considering the food is quite good but not outstanding. I will say that the staff is always very nice and helpful (not always common here in Erlangen). Additionally, it is always busy, a bit noisy and crouwed. Be sure to make a reservation. I am trying to give a real view of the place, but I am not negative on them and you will not have a bad evening here.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Michael C
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madrid
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Can't understand why this restaurant is in the first place!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Seems to be the coolest restaurant in Erlangen, but the quality of the food needs to be improved. I ordered tempura and it was cooked with an excessive amount of oil, the asparagus were undercooked,..they didn't even mind of cutting the vegetables!
Beside that, the place is really nice. I would recommend it for having a beer, but not for sushi! It tasted as if it was made the day before!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank silviamadrid00
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Erlangen, Germany
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great sushi, great value”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great sushi selection, and not too expensive. I was excited to see seaweed salad on the menu. Located a little out of the way, though.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Elizabeth R
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