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Queen's Quarter
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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 13:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Dunadry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here regularly as the Japanese food is amazing. The Miso soup, Edamame beans, Sashimi and Tempura is a good as anywhere and the service and value make it a real joy to visit. They also have a great sushi train!

Thank MarkCo_Antrim
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious sushi. Good price. Plenty to eat. Big menu. Good location. Good staff. Definitely going back.

Thank jamespete
Belfast, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault the food in Sakura but the unfriendly and unhelpful staff limited this review to very good rather than excellent. It is also the first time I have not tipped staff in several years. That aside the restaurant is well worth a visit. The crab tempura was excellent as was the king prawn with japanese curry. The scallops... More 

Thank Frankie T
Brussels, Belgium
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from a place where the standards for sushi is much higher than in Belfast (and it is not Japan). I've visit also other European countries and the sushi is good. Unfortunately, this place serves a very low quality sushi. The rice is overcooked, the season is bad, the size of the piece is huge and the fish is... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad experience, go here all the time for a raw fish binge. Only negative was when the male server tried to make us pay for not just our bill but the bill of the lady beside us. An error I will overlook. Salmon sushi was great and the eel was delicious.

Thank Andrew C
Sakura J, Manager at Sakura, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dinning experience at Sakura restaurant. We would like to take this opportunity to apologies most sincerely for the inconvenience caused. We strongly believe that the male server was wrongly present ed the bill to you at that time. Please allow us to explain once again in here. We been... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is not a full review of this Japanese rest - both my wife and I ordered udon noodles with vegetables. It was a good meal on a cold evening. We did not try the sushi, which goes around the counter on a conveyor belt.

Thank John F
Antrim, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Always love to go here (often) for the Tempura of Prawn and the Edename Beans. However guys it's over. Never in my life (i.e. Yesterday) have I experienced such dour staff! No interaction whatsoever and do not suggest it's a language thing - hospitality industry means just that ! Being hospitable ! I suggest owners get real and do some... More 

Thank Fair_Foodie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The food is always great in Sakura but what really sets it apart in my mind is the staff - they are extremely attentive, friendly and happy to recommend dishes to those who are new to sushi.

Thank Sarah M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great food, great service and good atmosphere. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. We love going here.

Thank John A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My boyfriend, sister and I regularly eat here. It has the BEST sushi in Belfast by far... Yo Sushi who?? The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the service is quick! Great for lunch and dinner!

Thank Honest B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
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

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