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Saga Japanese Steak House

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8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-924-2800
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 04:30 - 22:00
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best teppin Yaki in Sarasota by far. Excellent food , service and dining experience. Sushi is also wonderful. We can not wait to go back !

Thank JHDawg
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Been to many Japanese style restaurants. Food was good..not great. Expensive for the size portion you where served. Chef very talented in preparation of the different dishes. Kids love the show. That made it worth it

Thank davidtannenholz
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

HORRIBLE!! Very small portions, terrible quality, & a young, inexperienced cook made for an awful evening. No flavor in anything we ate. Spent $150 & left hungry. Please do not waste your money or time at this establishment!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went to restaurant for hibachi/teppan style dinner. We have been to this style dining in the past so knew what to expect. Needless to say, disappointed in Saga compared to past experiences in other restaurants. Atmosphere was quiet and private but room was very small and cramped. Server was difficult to find and less than friendly. Cook was young and... More 

Thank Karen S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Beware of the price at this restaurant. For what you pay, U are literally geting 1/3 the amount of food. Im suprised this place is still open for business. I literally felt like I was robbed for my money after walking out of there. Overall the food was decent, but it is not good enough for me to even think... More 

1 Thank tung t
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

For what we paid it should have been better. I was looking for Japanese food near Siesta key so I decided to stop here. It's not your typical Japanese food that we are use to. The steak was decent but had hard fatty pieces on it. The rice was just ok. Plain steamed vegetables. White sauce...sad. It was thin and... More 

Thank Candace L
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 18 years and have NEVER been disappointed. I had the best crispiest shrimp tempura and my husband had the best sushi ever ! It was perfect and special in every way. The waiter was so attentive. We will never miss coming here when we are in Sarasota .

Thank Judith C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have been to Japanese Steakhouse around the United States, and Saga has the best of everything you'd want. Habachi, Tempura, Sushi, so many tasty selections it makes it hard to decide. All the chefs are great, but if you get a chance, ask for Max! Saga is great for those intimate dinners out, or for a wonderful family experience.... More 

Thank williamcK3608VC
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The food was average, but very long wait too get it had waited about an hour just to see the chef. And the staff was very under staffed. The prices are also a problem. Overall very poor and I would not recommend.

Thank 12Tobias
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

First impression upon entering the restaurant: holy crap! Why are there expensive obis displayed out in the open like this? We chose the booth instead of the hibachi grill. I grew up in Japan and I'm used to the cramped seating in restaurants. However, I think there is enough space in the restaurant for a more comfortable seating arrangement. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?