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“Probanly the best Japanese Food in Israel”
Review of Sakura - CLOSED

Sakura
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Down Town West Jerusalem
Description: Designed to suggest a typical, small-town restaurant in Japan, Sakura is believed by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in Israel, with standards that outdistance anything available in the country, and it has held this status for more the 18 years.The menu varies according to the seasonal availability of fish for sushi, flown in almost daily from around the world. Keeping to these standards Sakura is a real pearl of Japanese Gourmet.The intimate space in Sakura (cherry blossom in Japanese) features a sushi bar of uncompromising quality, along with a menu of authentic Japanese dishes, based on traditional methods.Sakura enjoys the reputation as Israel's leading Japanese restaurant, and many food critics have selected it year after year as Israel's Best Japanese Restaurant.Sakura is located in Jerusalem in a historic (Feingold's Court), build around 1898, Jerusalem, a charming, picturesque alley between Jaffa Street and the Nahalat Shiva district, which housed the first cinema theater in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, Israel
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Probanly the best Japanese Food in Israel”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It was always excellent. Seems that the ownership had changed so last time i was there it was less than perfect, but it's still the best place for Japanese food I know...

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“BEST SUSHI in J-town”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Sakura is the first and it outlasted, outplayed and out-did any other player who attempted this Japanese tradition. Really tasty food. The place is so-so and the waiters are less inspired but the food is well worth it!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Tanya H
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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sushi”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The dumplings are great. Service was quick and the price was reasonable. Quite an extensive menu but not much in the way of tofu.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Karen G
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“a good japanese restaurant”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

delicious, really Japanese, miso soup and sushi and tempura all great. nice wait staff. this review has to be fifty characters, but i've said it all.

Visited August 2012
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best sushi in Jerusalem”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The is just grate sushi you should really come and try it, I've been in a lot of Japanese restaurants in Jerusalem and that is for sure the best one in Jerusalem or Israel ( you should try the Tel aviv Sakura too - same menu same name same prices same owner)

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Thank Gal B
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