5.0 star rating 9/4/2017
I live in Hawaii, and i was so pleasantly surprised as we drive through Parksville and found this hidden gem, Sushi Sakura Japan. The sushi and food was just delicious. We just returned from our last trip to Tokyo. If you are looking for real Japanese, this restaurant is the real deal. The wait was a while wait but was well worth it. Every detail and taste was to perfection. This is not the touristy Japanese restaurant. The sushi was excellent. I ordered the bento and chose the potato crocquette, Beef Yakiniku, and Assorted Tempura. My husband order the tonkatsu don rice bowl with Spider Roll (soft shell crab) sushi roll. I ordered the Hamachi and Saba sushi...DELICIOUS and FRESH! Green tea was generous serving of heaven! I never would imagine finding this place in small town Parksville. If you are lover of real Japanese food, this is the place. Be prepared to wait for your food, but i guarantee it is worth the wait. Even the green tea was high quality green served in individual tea pots. Portions are generous.