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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 29 May 2023 via mobile

Bloody Hell, you will not be disappointed when you dine here. Ambience, spot on, Service excellent, Food exquisite, Staff just the best. Very highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

We came here with my nephew who loves Japanese food and we ordered a bunch of different dishes ‘izakaya’ style. Everything was cooked beautifully but the stand outs were the takoyaki, salmon sashimi and fried karaage chicken. The service was good and the only thing...that let it down was the fact it wasn’t so busy so lacked a bit of atmosphere. It would be good to go back on a busier night.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Have often wanted to go here. Today we went with friends. They had booked a table a wise move. It was steady busy for a Sunday lunchtime. Staff excellent food absolutely delicious. I noted there seemed to be a lot of regulars, I can understand...why. The lunch sets are great value for money and food portion excellent. Will be going back soon.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

Great sashimi Fresh Quick service Reasonable Obviously a local favourite Free water!!!!!!! Do lunch and dinner

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

It's in a small mall and was difficult to find if you were not a local. The food came promptly once the order was in. The dishes were all nice and fresh. It was an enjoyable dinner with friends.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 November 2020

Very difficult to find a better Japanese in Christchurch, just a shame it is not closer to our home. Service was at its usual standard and the food was fresh as, and superbly presented. I did particularly enjoy the Crumbed Prawns and Deep fried Squid....Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

Went for dinner, had the salmon sashimi and the beef sirloin steak first which were both amazing! My partner got the Groper nigiri and i got the prawn nigiri which were both so fresh and full of flavour. We shared the teriyaki chicken roll too....Will definitely be coming back!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant to visit when we’re in town. Food is delicious service is fantastic. We look forward to coming for lunch - sashimi is so fresh - tempura prawns - perfect 👌

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2019

One of our favorites, never had a bad meal here. The assorted Sashimi was lovely and fresh, and i cannot say enough about the Salmon Steak which was succulent and cooked to perfection. Being BYO and in the Entertainment book makes the meal etc very...reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

The best Japanese in Christchurch.... Very very good value. Always top quality food byo.. Crispy squid octopus balls sashimi tempura dishes all delish

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

We are regulars for the lunch menu. The lunch box and a fried chicken curry for the partner. Seriously can’t beat it, always fresh, always perfect. Staff very approachable and responsive. Will continue to frequent often for a treat.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

Really excellent service, ambience, and food. The presentation of meals is photo-worthy and so enjoyable; had us all talking about our various dishes which were accompanied by saki and Asahi beer. Table service was attentive and polite in spite of ours being a fairly noisy...and jovial group. Can't wait to go back to Sakura soon with my family. Top marks!.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Friends bought us here a couple of weeks ago. Found it nice & friendly. Shared the squid for entree & ordered own mains. The pork & the Japanese omlette. Too full for dessert! Very authentic Japanese dining experience. Will be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019

You must trip the octopus balls and lunch time box . Mesu soup also tasty. We will come back when next in Chch

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019

We found this little hole in the wall and were very impressed with the food and prices. Amazing octopus balls and spicy salmon roll. The sashimi is so fresh and tasty. House red is $7 which is almost unheard of anywhere. Good ambience and lovely...staff. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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SAKURA, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Sakura is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5