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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (145 reviews)
“miso soup” (20 reviews)
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13:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wandered in here on the off chance I could grab an evening meal. Being a Monday night, it wasn't too busy so was shown to a table next to the window. I can't say anything about the sushi as I didn't try it but...More

Thank Quarky68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a casual restaurant but has a pleasant atmosphere with attentive professional staff. The is a sushi conveyor belt or you can order from the menu. There are a couple of set menus as well as platters or you can order individual items. I ordered...More

Thank lonewayfarer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to Sakura for the conveyor belt sushi (plates range from 2.30-3.50 GBP per plate). The variety is brilliant and you can ask for certain sushi's on offer to be made fresh . There is also a small selection of dessert plates (mochi,...More

Thank SaoirseC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi here was delicious and the plates much cheaper than other similar sushi chains I've eaten at. We ordered a few hot plates which came promptly even when the restaurant was quite busy. Generally great food and great service.

Thank greengiant93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place for lunch, haven't tried at dinnertime yet. The staff are always friendly and let you sit wherever you would like and they don't rush you through your meal, they are quite happy to let you wait between courses if that's what you...More

Thank purplified
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had just finished an event and were looking for a quick meal. Stopped in around 8pm and was seated at the moving self serve table. Waited for approx. 10 minutes before being approached for drinks and a menu, and during the wait, very few...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The service in here is very good :) We didn't feel rushed or pressured. The food was great too. They have great Mocktails. I had two :) The Sakura ( minty, gingery number which I did not photograph) and the other one who's name I...More

Thank MunkusBubb
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I'd never tried sushi never mind the Sakura restaurant before. I had no idea how this placed worked. Lucky I was with a seasoned pro who had been before. We sat at the Sushi train and you can just lift what you want as it...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This place is highly recommended for its sushi. There is a conveyer belt with numerous types of sushi. The price is reasonable during lunch time offer. Environment is well decorated and pleasant to sit in. Unfortunately you will not get a smile from the staff.

Thank Darren Y
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Beautiful authentic japanese food right in the heart of belfast, The sushi train is excellent with a vaired selection and you can order from a set menu as well. A lot cheaper than a well known chain in the city centre and also close to...More

Thank arkonite
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Marianunzia D
20 August 2017|
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Response from MarkCo_Antrim | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They have a train running along the table with fresh sushi added all the time.
11 June 2016|
Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Have to say I agree with you there drjkeenan07... I've been going to Sakura you years and they've never been anything but helpful, friendly and accommodating. I do not know what Kate M has said but I find it hard to believe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
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
Nestled in Belfast's bustling Botanic Avenue, Sakura Sushi restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo to the city streets of Northern Ireland. Named after Japan's national flower – the cherry blossom – this sweet and shiny sushi restaurant is split over two floors and filled with glazed walnut furniture, a feature floral wall, bright and bubbly background music and cute Japanese lanterns. On the ground floor you can sit at the sushi train and choose from a superb selection of fresh sushi and sashimi or meals such as the salt and chilli sea bass or the roasted pork with curry udon noodles, while upstairs offers a variety of flexible spaces with plush carpets and sliding doors that are perfect for private parties.
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