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“Good ...... expected better since it was rated as one of the best Japanese restaurants !”
Review of Sakura

Sakura
Ranked #300 of 9,533 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Known for serving up some of the best Japanese food in town, this restaurant is a must for the teppanyaki and sushi-lover. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and relaxing and its chefs pride themselves on providing a warm, friendly service to enhance your dining experience.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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211 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good ...... expected better since it was rated as one of the best Japanese restaurants !”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Canteen like set up ..... but makes up with the food ! Close to being authentic Japanese, but in a city with very few Japanese customers and more Asians, that was understandable ......

Good variety on offer ...... service was a little slow ......... portions were huge (not at all like you find in Japan, more like what you find in Dubai).

The pricing again, was slightly on the higher side .....

  • Visited January 2014
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“CAN BE MUCH BETTER”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

On a short visit to Dubai had to vist Sakura know for excellent Japanese food, arrived the restaurant around 2230 with a friend, we were last customers it seemed, the staff were very accommodating and friendly, however the food can be much better, it used to be one of the best

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RI24
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Was good before...”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Restaurant was really good before, now its just not matching with fancy Dubai life stile: its too old, a bit slow service, food is ok, but for these money!!!! Come on, there are billions new restaurants with amazing sushi quality and much better service. Its really overpriced place with long history behind.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AnnaZh_13
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“My new favorite restaurant in Dubai”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Japanese restaurant with the choice of buffet or ala carte. We had the buffet of which there is a choice of sitting in the main restaurant, taking main course from a live cooking station or sitting at a teppanyaki table with an allocated chef preparing food for your party; we had the teppanyaki.

Starter from the buffet was a wide choice of sushi and sashimi; main course was fried rice and veg with chicken, beef, hamour, salmon and prawns. The food and service was superb.

My only criticism was the explanation of the buffet, which was a bit confusing and not laid out in the menu.

Great value; cant wait to go back to this restaurant again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dubaidickie
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
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“Best Sukiyaki in Dubai!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I try to visit at least a few times every month and it has never failed to impress! Have been coming for the past 3 years and our visits must be well over 100 times and the service staff as well as the kitchen staff never fail to impress! Professional, kind, effective, and attentive! Price is very reasonable. Definitely a hidden gem in Dubai!

A big thank you to the staff who always make it feel like we're visiting an old friends house- with great food:) Keep it up!

  • Visited June 2013
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