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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (151 reviews)
“miso soup” (20 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love non-sushi Japanese and Asian fusion food, but there aren't actually that many places in Belfast or nearby that do it well without making it overly European. Sakura does an amazing job of this. The staff are always attentive and friendly, I can honestly...More

Thank MsZink
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was staying at a hostel and really felt like sushi, so I wandered in here... I ordered soft shell crab rolls and gyoza. Both of them were delicious washed down with a beer, perfect combination. Not the greatest atmosphere, but it was reasonably priced...More

Thank Candice M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We liked the diversity of the sushi. Some of the sushi on the belt was there for too long, so it didn't taste that fresh anymore. I recommend ordering fresh sushi. The roll with the yellow outside is not egg but cheddar; I guess that's...More

Thank Eveline B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. I loved it. The salt and chilli chips slated the house down. We even ended up ordering another bowl hehe #choices. It’s an amazing restaurant and the prices are so good! Something a bit fishy about that lol jokes! Cause it’s a sushi...More

Thank critical_thinker212
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Came to Ireland with the mrs for my birthday and had to introduce her to sushi as she’d never tried it before. Didn’t manage to fully convert her on the raw fish side however but everything else she really enjoyed. Service was brilliant, ordered Saki...More

1  Thank lewisbfc92
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I wandered in here on the off chance I could grab an evening meal. Being a Monday night, it wasn't too busy so was shown to a table next to the window. I can't say anything about the sushi as I didn't try it but...More

Thank Quarky68
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Quite a casual restaurant but has a pleasant atmosphere with attentive professional staff. The is a sushi conveyor belt or you can order from the menu. There are a couple of set menus as well as platters or you can order individual items. I ordered...More

Thank lonewayfarer
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I love going to Sakura for the conveyor belt sushi (plates range from 2.30-3.50 GBP per plate). The variety is brilliant and you can ask for certain sushi's on offer to be made fresh . There is also a small selection of dessert plates (mochi,...More

Thank SaoirseC
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The sushi here was delicious and the plates much cheaper than other similar sushi chains I've eaten at. We ordered a few hot plates which came promptly even when the restaurant was quite busy. Generally great food and great service.

Thank greengiant93
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Love this place for lunch, haven't tried at dinnertime yet. The staff are always friendly and let you sit wherever you would like and they don't rush you through your meal, they are quite happy to let you wait between courses if that's what you...More

Thank purplified
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Marianunzia D
21 August 2017|
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Response from MarkCo_Antrim | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They have a train running along the table with fresh sushi added all the time.
11 June 2016|
Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Have to say I agree with you there drjkeenan07... I've been going to Sakura you years and they've never been anything but helpful, friendly and accommodating. I do not know what Kate M has said but I find it hard to believe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
Nestled in Belfast's bustling Botanic Avenue, Sakura Sushi restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo to the city streets of Northern Ireland. Named after Japan's national flower – the cherry blossom – this sweet and shiny sushi restaurant is split over two floors and filled with glazed walnut furniture, a feature floral wall, bright and bubbly background music and cute Japanese lanterns. On the ground floor you can sit at the sushi train and choose from a superb selection of fresh sushi and sashimi or meals such as the salt and chilli sea bass or the roasted pork with curry udon noodles, while upstairs offers a variety of flexible spaces with plush carpets and sliding doors that are perfect for private parties.
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