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Sagai Japanese Restaurant

35A High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-579 4404
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (8 reviews)
“chicken kebab” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
35A High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in this restaurant on my visit to Blenheim, was absolutely unattended on a friday night while next door was completely full. No plates to be provided when our entree was ready. Ordered a spicy chicken recommended by my friend, the name sounds yum but...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try this one and were pleasantly surprised. The "mild" spices and curries were a bit of a misnomer, but I enjoyed every mouthful of my meal. I can't remember the name of the dish, but it was a spicy broth with seafood,...More

Thank Carroll W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always gone to Sagai for Tempura but was dissapointed with their vegetable tempura. Mostly rootcrop tempura. Not even a broccoli. I paid extra for rice. Quite disappointed lunch. Ordered another meal instead. Will not eat here again. 😔

Thank Ljane_p
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Tried Sagai for the first time for lunch. They serve takeaways from the front counter, so we just waited in line until it was our turn, ordered a couple of chicken kebabs as a quick entree,and then proceeded to a table in the restaurant. Checked...More

Thank Henare T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I took a client to Sagai this week and she loved it. Their sushi is good value and yum. The waitress is super nice too.

Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I like going here, I've been many times and the food is always yummy. The staff are nice. I like their sushi too.

Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal, very tasty and good value for money. Service was good. Would definitely go back again.

Thank TracyDH82
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

rice was still uncooked, seaweed was raw and not sticking to the rice, couldn't eat that, my mum choked on uncooked seaweed, it was disgusting.

Thank Madii P
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a lovely find. This small restaurant is beside Eat Thai on High Street opposite the Farmers Department store. I managed to get a park right outside their front door for a midday takeaway lunch. The sushi selection is impressive and at $1 - $2...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Taste of Japanese foods is average and more like Korean taste but love their service. Foods were served fast and staff are friendly and polite. Nice atmostphere as well. Cheers guys keep up good work :)

Thank enungkhao
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35A High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-579 4404
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