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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (152 reviews)
“fish soup” (20 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had arrived at a hotel a 5 minute walk away and was told by the taxi driver to walk up to Botanic Avenue and there'd be plenty of shops and restaurants. Sakura was the one I chose and it was an excellent choice. I...More

Thank fred146
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed with the service in Sakura. We both ordered of the set menu. I was shocked to see the waiters beginning to clear the table and lift plates without asking were we finished with the course we had in front of us....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was amazing, we got there just before it closed as we had a late flight in, the staff were friendly and helpful as was our first time here. The food was amazing and I will definatley be visiting again, prices were also very reasonable

Thank StevenDownie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My roast duck was reasonable. They buy it in already cooked and plate it up. My partner had prawns in a type of chilli sauce. But the sauce obviously came from a bottle and there was too much of it. The cheesecake desert was processed...More

Thank Patch A
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I love non-sushi Japanese and Asian fusion food, but there aren't actually that many places in Belfast or nearby that do it well without making it overly European. Sakura does an amazing job of this. The staff are always attentive and friendly, I can honestly...More

Thank MsZink
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was staying at a hostel and really felt like sushi, so I wandered in here... I ordered soft shell crab rolls and gyoza. Both of them were delicious washed down with a beer, perfect combination. Not the greatest atmosphere, but it was reasonably priced...More

Thank Candice M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We liked the diversity of the sushi. Some of the sushi on the belt was there for too long, so it didn't taste that fresh anymore. I recommend ordering fresh sushi. The roll with the yellow outside is not egg but cheddar; I guess that's...More

Thank Eveline B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. I loved it. The salt and chilli chips slated the house down. We even ended up ordering another bowl hehe #choices. It’s an amazing restaurant and the prices are so good! Something a bit fishy about that lol jokes! Cause it’s a sushi...More

Thank critical_thinker212
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Came to Ireland with the mrs for my birthday and had to introduce her to sushi as she’d never tried it before. Didn’t manage to fully convert her on the raw fish side however but everything else she really enjoyed. Service was brilliant, ordered Saki...More

1  Thank lewisbfc92
Reviewed 4 September 2017 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
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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