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Sagai Japanese Restaurant

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35A High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-579 4404
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal, very tasty and good value for money. Service was good. Would definitely go back again.

Thank TracyDH82
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

rice was still uncooked, seaweed was raw and not sticking to the rice, couldn't eat that, my mum choked on uncooked seaweed, it was disgusting.

Thank Madii P
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

New owners are doing a great job. Still learning the ropes. Good quality food, good range. Plenty of flavour and well presented. Serving staff are freandly and efficient. No desert or coffee on the menu.

Thank Dellae M
Blenheim, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a lovely find. This small restaurant is beside Eat Thai on High Street opposite the Farmers Department store. I managed to get a park right outside their front door for a midday takeaway lunch. The sushi selection is impressive and at $1 - $2 a piece it is a very affordable meal! I had a piece of each of... More 

Thank twebb21
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Taste of Japanese foods is average and more like Korean taste but love their service. Foods were served fast and staff are friendly and polite. Nice atmostphere as well. Cheers guys keep up good work :)

Thank enungkhao
Blenheim, New Zealand
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Ordered by the food models in window which had fresh sushi pieces and was served fried something on the rice. Not fresh fish. I let them know when I got someone's attention. Took for ever and they brought the smallest piece of sushi I've ever seen. Korean dish was good.

Thank yogimon
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Delicious food ,fantastic friendly people! Lovely menu , (the design is super cool) will definitely be back to try more! Yum thank you! :)

1 Thank fortheloveoffood21
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Had the tempura prawns - these were excellent and a very generous portion had the Teriyaki beef - this was okay only because i like my beef med rare and this was quite well done otherwise would have been a great dish. Service was great and prices very reasonable. Definitely satisfied by craving for Japanese

Thank Katiepie87
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

I am not qualified to compare Japanese food places because I seldom frequent them but my daughter felt our experience was "about average or above". We both had a chicken dish which was nicely prepared and accompanied by lots of other morsels all of which my daughter knows about and thinks we're reasonably good.

Thank 644luv2travel
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I went in for lunch because they advertised glass noodles, a pretty common Korean dish. What I got was fine, but it was nothing special. The service was fine, etc... So nothing at all wrong with the food, or the service, but nothing memorable either.

Thank NanInnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35A High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-579 4404

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