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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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4545 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6249
+1 310-822-7790
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Showing 38: English reviews
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic because of the value! If you want Tsukiji market quality sushi, this isn't the place. But it's pretty darn good and you can eat til you're full without breaking the bank. The regular food menu is pretty large for non-sushi fairing friends, teriyaki chicken and tempura are ok, but nothing to write home about. Their sushi... More 

Thank shelby w
Los Angeles, California
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521 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our family went to Sakura for dinner. We ordered a variety of cook dishes and sushi. The sushi was ordinary, nothing special. The fish was good quality, but not as good as many other LA sushi restaurants. The cooked dishes, particularly the chicken teriyaki was ordinary--dry, flavorless. Though the restaurant was busy and popular with locals, we would not go... More 

Thank Max G
Orem, Utah
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We tried Sakura tonight when our first choice was closed for a private party, but we were not disappointed. The restaurant is quite small, but was very busy the entire time we were there. We were a group of 5 and ordered both Sushi and regular menu. The food was served incredibility fast, it starting coming within 5 minutes of... More 

Thank Richard H
Springfield, Missouri
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This isn't a touristy place that will probably change everything in six months, at least that's not the impression I get. The food was great, and prices seemed pretty reasonable of LA. The service was also very good. I saw no problems with the food quality and everything seemed to be very fresh. We only had a couple of simple... More 

1 Thank labsnbeagles
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good sushi! Good prices! Good service! Little noisy but this is a real popular place with locals. Lots of choices. There are also many dinner entrees that looked good but we only in the mood for sushi. We also had seared tuna. It was my favorite of the three items we tried. We ordered a baked Alaska roll and California... More 

Thank Michele C
Los Angeles
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186 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is one busy place. There always seems to be a wait for a table (no reservations). There does not seem to be a user-friendly way of letting them know you want to be on their list. I had to ask a customer if there was a list and he told me to go see one of the ladies who... More 

Thank FrequentTraveller034
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Went to eat here our 1st night in Culver City as we were staying around the corner & this was recommended to us by Air B&B rental. This place was packed so that's always a good sign, it's a little noisy so I wouldn't recommend if you want privacy. My sister order a check of fish which she said was... More 

Thank yvnet
Marina del Rey, California
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325 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Sakura has been around for years. It has always had great Japanese food, from their sushi to their dumplings. It was a local place for so long and I miss that--no lines, come day or night and sit right down. Well, it went and got discovered a few years back and now you will wait to get a table for... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles, California
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371 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Sakura is always busy and takes no reservations, so either show up right when they open or be prepared to wait a little while in a crowded interior on just outside the front door. The good news: it is worth the wait! The food is consistently delicious, freshly prepared and satisfying. This place is informal and hectic, but for traditional... More 

Thank ECrowther
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I have been to this place multiple times but so far never got around to write a review. This place is a local gem that attracts a lot of repeat customers. The fish is very fresh and cut generously for sushi and sashimi. So the fish to rice ratio is much better than in other similarily priced sushi restaurants. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4545 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-822-7790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?