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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
+1 704-823-3388
11:00 - 22:30
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

They use a lot of creme cheese which I'm not a fan of. Odd to see a Mexican guy make sushi but does it well

Thank Paul S
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Sushi is always great, but the service is AMAZING. I have been here on multiple occasions each with a different server and they have all excellent. The servers are very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely kind. Always a good spot to visit after a movie since it is so close! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank amb118996
Gastonia, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

The staff was friendly and helpful. I had the teriyaki steak with fried rice and vegetables. It was very good. The soup the came out before hand must have been an acquired taste. It was made from tofu and seaweed with scallions. The meal certainly made up for it. The flavor of the steak was very good. My husband had... More 

Thank BethCunningham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

This particular Sakura has the best sushi chef!!!! He will create any roll you want, all you have to do is name a few items you like in your roll. I even have my own roll named after me. Always polite and very fast for a quick dinner experience.

Thank Megtugnoli
Asheville, North Carolina
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383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stopped in for lunch, and sat at the sushi bar and had a conversation with the sushi chef, who has been making sushi for 13 years. Food came quickly and was of good quality. Waiter was extremely professional, prompt and had a sense of humor. Atmosphere is a bit dark, but that makes it feel intimate. All in all, it's... More 

Thank R C
Clover, South Carolina
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have been regulars at Sakura's in the past but had gotten away from going because we had other places more convenient to our home. But we had some errands to run nearby and so we stopped in for dinner. WOW, we have been missing out! The service, atmosphere, and sushi were all fantastic!!!! We will definitely make the longer... More 

1 Thank Sharie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Great food! Very fresh, I recommend the bento boxes. Also had the ika salad, wonderful blend of flavors. My husband had the pork Gyoza followed by chicken fried rice. Not very adventurous on his part, but we both agreed The quality was superior to what we have had elsewhere.

1 Thank Christopher W
Clover, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Our friends have been telling us about this place for a while. We decided to try it out before going to the movies. Their Sushi is excellent. I got one of the combos and the waiter was very attentive. He brought out a varied selection of sauces. Really liked their Eel Sauce. We'll definitely eat here again.

Thank Petey05
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

service good, food good. nice place. we will try them again. we have been in a few times, its always good and the place is always clean and neat.

Thank jenee i
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

Service was good and so was the fresh sushi. The meal was reasonably priced as well. The atmosphere is OK.

Thank AEN524

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3758 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-5210
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-823-3388

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