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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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“sushi” (156 reviews)
“miso soup” (22 reviews)
“octopus” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this restaurant and it’s atmosphere from the moment you set foot through the door. The staff are warm and informative, with the choice being offered to you whether you would prefer to sit by the sushi train or at a table. Everything is...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quasi-Japanese restaurant run by Chinese. The miso soup was disappointingly bland and without character, the main dish was ok but really did not evoke the Japanese attitude towards food preparation, presentation and taste.

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a late meal Saturday night, ordered a few things tapas style, brought our own beer for £1 each great value. Sushi train is great! Tried the california rolls, the miso soup, filo prawns, a little bit too much filo pastry on the...More

Thank Betty G
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Great Japanese food for belfast. We had an array of sushi off the sushi train and ordered some sushi and noodles from menu. Definitely satisfied our sushi cravings. Highly recommended

Thank Mimiwan
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Best food & sakie in belfast I must admit, and then try the bailys cheese cake , you won't be disappointed

Thank thomas07176
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We sat at the sushi train and ordered from the main menu also. Starters and mains came out almost together, so everything including our sushi choices were on the table at once- not a complaint for us! The staff seemed cautious about my gluten free...More

Thank ashannei
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, highly recommend, we visit Sakura lots and have always had a great time.

Thank Philip D
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Sakura serves fresh sushi on an all you can eat conveyor belt. Some plates only have a sign, as these type of sushi are made to order to ensure freshness. Service is high quality and very attentive. Waiter noticed that I had almost finished my...More

Thank Jaennerz
Reviewed July 19, 2018 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 July 19, 2018 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

1  Thank Chrissie M
sakura b, Manager at Sakura, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

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

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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