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Sakura - CLOSED

31 Jaffa Street | Fiengold's Court, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-623-4247
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
26 Oct 2015
“tasty”
30 Jul 2015
“Amazing!”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Israeli, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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$$ - $$$
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31 Jaffa Street | Fiengold's Court, Jerusalem, Israel
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Good Japanese food. Eat Agadashi-Tufo soup and tampura jambo shrimps. Best sitting on the bar near the Sushi-man.

Thank TamarHasson
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Sushi is great, cozy location, good service. I visited many times and always enjoyed my meal here. Tel good sushi place in Jerusalem center!

Thank Madeleine L
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I really wanted sushi and my husband and I decided to check this place out. It's in a secluded little courtyard with a number of other restaurants and we were excited to check it out. It was okay. I ordered the udon soup and it...More

1  Thank Danae_H
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Quality of the food and service from the waiters. I still think this is the best sushi that I have had outside Japan. I asked at the end for a double espresso but they don't do espresso coffee. The waiter left the restaurant and reappeared...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 25 December 2014

This place still has decent (but expensive) sushi. It's decent and probably among the best in Jerusalem. It's worth mentioning that it used to have _amazing_ world grade sushi but the last few times it was just good not great - I guess it depends...More

Thank BenjaminGr
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

We wanted to have sushi for dinner, so the concierge at our hotel suggested Sakura. It took us some time to find it, since it's located in an alley in a hidden place. The place itself is small and kinda strange, but it lacks in...More

1  Thank TheNez
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Pro: Fast service, good selection. Con: food (Edamame) already cold when served, fried fish on a sushi platter, they kept wanting to take our half finished plates, "uninterested" waitors, pricey. We wouldn't go again.

Thank Markus S
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

We go there during our each visit to Jerusalem. Friendly atmosphere and stuff, fresh fish, not so expensive.

Thank Stanislav L
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Went with two good friends for an early dinner, found the place totally empty yet our waiter was not attentive. This was my second occasion visiting this place and on both visits I've found the fish in the sushi to be very fresh. The booth...More

2  Thank Ellie A
Reviewed 17 February 2014

It was once a great restaurant. Perhaps one of the bet Japanese restaurants in Israel. But, the owner has changed, and so was the food and service. Not so fresh fish and vegetables. Waiters that don't know which fish are on the plate, and don't...More

Thank ar s
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Jaffa Street | Fiengold's Court, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Down Town West Jerusalem
  • Neighbourhood: Down Town West Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-623-4247
  • E-mail
Description
Designed to suggest a typical, small-town restaurant in Japan, Sakura is believed by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in Israel, with standards that outdistance anything available in the country, and it has held this status for more the 18 years.The menu varies according to the seasonal availability of fish for sushi, flown in almost daily from around the world. Keeping to these standards Sakura is a real pearl of Japanese Gourmet.The intimate space in Sakura (cherry blossom in Japanese) features a sushi bar of uncompromising quality, along with a menu of authentic Japanese dishes, based on traditional methods.Sakura enjoys the reputation as Israel's leading Japanese restaurant, and many food critics have selected it year after year as Israel's Best Japanese Restaurant.Sakura is located in Jerusalem in a historic (Feingold's Court), build around 1898, Jerusalem, a charming, picturesque alley between Jaffa Street and the Nahalat Shiva district, which housed the first cinema theater in Jerusalem.
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