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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” (159 reviews)
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“octopus” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for Sushi and to relax. Always has a great vibe. Look forward to being looked after by Joe, June and Zoe every time I visit. Great job guys!

Thank Totoro007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dined here with my partner for a birthday and to say that the experience was terrible is an understatement. We have been a few times and enjoyed the experience however we will not be back. After being ignored for 20 minutes we eventually got a...More

Thank Chrissie M
sakura b, Manager at Sakura, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear, Chrissie, We felt sorry about your negative comments and we totally disagree what you mentioned. You said you been ignored for 20 minutes to get your drinks order. We not sure what is your intention at this point. Our standards service procedures are once...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks nothing from the outside but what a treat was I store for us. Japanese beer went down a tree with my other half. Food freshly cooked real taste I had chicken skewers to start, the waitress was concerned as this was cooked with the...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on Sakura just walking back from the station. Fabulous meals with lots of variety, good prices and attentive staff. We mixed Japanese and European courses and both were excellent. For those who like sushi or sashimi it’s a great place to go and...More

Thank 902scott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed when i visit Sakura. Fresh and tasty food, highly recommend the avocado and soft shell crab rolls!

Thank April198912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic Japanese restaurant. Food was outstanding & the staff were just lovely. Nice surroundings too & the menu choices were many . I would highly recommend this little gem , you will not be disappointed.

Thank JD H
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I just adore this place for sushi. I go in on my own and literally could spend all day just nibbling and reading... Worth a try to sushi virgins

Thank Emma B
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Called for lunch and had a lovely meal with friends. The restaurant is located 2 minutes walk from Botanic Train Station, Belfast. The staff are very friendly and the food was very good. The restaurant has a revolving sushi belt but we opted for the...More

Thank erickj
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Thumbs down! The sushi was more expensive than sushi in Norway. The rice was dry and tasteless. Never again!

1  Thank Rolf G
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Visited with family for lunch and was quite disappointed with food and also service.Food was only average and one dish we couldn't eat at all. Doubt that we will be returning here any time soon.

1  Thank lyn s
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Marianunzia D
August 20, 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.
June 11, 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
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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