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) #142 of 828 Restaurants in Belfast €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (138 reviews)
“miso soup” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
82, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a lot better than we expected. The website didn't give much away and looked quite average for lunch but we went alongayway. They've got a conveyor belt that does all the sushi along the Yo Sushi lines. You can order lots from the...More

Thank Horatia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed to out seat straight away and drinks followed shortly after.... having never had Japanese food before I have to say I am hooked... we went for the four course meal (of which there was plenty to choose from) and everything from start to finish...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According with other reviews, this is really hit or miss. I went with my parents to celebrate the end of the exams. We got seated and handed our menus. Once the food came, my dad noticed a strange flavour in the rice, and it would...More

Thank Margarida P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi is great. Lots of options. You can sit at the conveyor or pick off the menu. Service is good.

Thank Pip M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it's been several years since my last review. Honestly, this place is really great for a ma and pa shop. The wait staff, sushi chefs are very attentive in making sure that you get what you want. To be honest, I don't feel anything...More

2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Food and Service. This is my favorite Jap restaurant in Belfast. The food never disappointed me and I find that the sushi is even better recently. If you are a visitor, make sure that you do not miss this conveyor belt sushi restaurant!

3  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had worse sushi. We spat out the bits we tried. It was either too salty, still frozen or fake food depending in the pieces. The miso soup was passable. The servers were cold and aggressive...honestly this is not food. The tuna was...More

1  Thank ChillyAlbertans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of sushi. I've tried YO! Sushi, Cosmos and Sushi house and Sakura comes third on the list. Sakura used to be 4/5 for me! Sakura has been a favourite of mine, been here about a ten times or more now, however...More

Thank Camille C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smallish place, Sushi wasn't the best. A lot of rice in sushi and not rolled properly, menu layout was good and have a good selection, the belt didn't have much on it. Price was quite good.

Thank BlackCavier
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A Japanese restaurant with a Japanese style. I was thinking about sushi and found this place by chance. I walked in and ordered 2 types of sushi. Maybe not the best sushi in the town but good enough.

Thank Meiaad K
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My question is , what colour is the sky in Kate M's world ?, i happened to be in Sakura when she visited and almost nothing of her story is accurate , for a start the member of staff was very busy and did her best to accommodate a very obviously irate person , putting up with her bad manners in a professional manner, i'm a regular here for many years and have found Sakura staff to be consistently very good despite the very occasional crazy ..
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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