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“Sushi side is superb”

Sakura Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
Ranked #33 of 157 Restaurants in Riverview
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We go here once a week and sit at sushi bar side or restaurant.The throwing food side has not interest to us.The wait staff is always friendly and the sushi chefs are great.Happy hour before six is a real bargain and there are no better shrimp fried rice or dumplings in the world

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1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We choose this venue based on recommendations of friends and some ratings from Trip Advisor; yet we were sadly disappointed. First, Sakura Japanese Restaurant doesn't know what its specialty is or should be: sushi, Hibachi dinner, or traditional Japanese restaurant. Given those limitations the remainder of the operation starts to come apart at the seems. Overall the restaurant is cramped with limited space at the grills, between the grills and in other dining areas as well. The Bar area is very small and doubles as the waiting are for upcoming tables - thus enjoying a cocktail becomes problematic. Biggest issue on the Monday night of our visit was service. Waiting staff are either terribly over worked or poorly trained. Not only at our table, but at others customers were frequently asking for drink refills, to have the plates cleared, trying to obtain the bill, etc. Though the manager and the busboys were trying to take up the slack, service was very poor. Food prepared on the grill was good. The antics of the grill chefs were OK; but tired, and not up to the quality of other Japanese Steak Houses in the region. Our party had nine people, two eating sushi and were very satisfied; the remainder having Hibachi and food was OK. The per plate price range is approximately $22 to $35, at that price service should be top notch, food very good and overall experience first-rate. Owners of Sakura Japanese Restaurant have tried to make it a fast food operation and not the culinary experience one expects. Without improvements this will be our only visit.

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2  Thank boopstr
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Our chef was very personable. The soup and salad were delicious. The shrimp, veggies and rice were very good. I was pleased that we did not have to wait for a full of eight to be seated.

3  Thank sljtba
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We had a party of 12 including 6 little people under 5 years old. Food is delicious and the chefs are entertaining. Melt in your mouth filet ..,,,

1  Thank PhilF173
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Grateful to be able to ride our bikes down and gobble up yummy sushi rolls at such a great price! Hubby enjoyed the hibachi and the rolls we ordered on the regular menu are also tasty. Service is quick and friendly. We've always had to sit at a table in the middle of the sushi room, which is because they're popular.

1  Thank Joy B
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