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82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant looks slightly unassuming from the outside and could perhaps do with a cleanup (nothing major). Staff were attentive but could have been more friendly and welcoming. Dumpling broth was tasty and the environment is warm and inviting. I would certainly give this place...More

Thank johndaunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited before and loved this place but was very disappointed with our most recent visit. My starter of chicken tempura was reminiscent of a large chicken nugget. Not a crispy, light batter but soggy and bland. The chicken didn’t appear to be great quality at...More

Thank LindaLouLough
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always get takeaway from here when I'm in that part of town. Alway get the sushi or tempura to go. Cant comment on the main dishes but th sushi is excellent. The best sushi in the city (alongside obento on royal avenue - near...More

Thank Mary-domino
Reviewed 8 February 2018

After 14 nights of mostly European food we decided to change it up and have some sushi. This place was on same street as our hotel and we had an enjoyable dinner.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 17 January 2018

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 3 January 2018 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 27 December 2017

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 22 December 2017

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
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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