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Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse - CLOSED

1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1525
+1 352-373-1076
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
16 Jul 2016
“Love this place, have for years - remodel is big improvement!”
13 Jul 2016
“Still Working Out the Bugs Post-Remodel”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Steakhouse
1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1525
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

As the title suggests, we've been going here for years. My mother-in-law worked here back in the 90's, so obviously it's been around for a while which should say something in the volatile restaurant business. The food has always been better than any other Japanese...More

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was our first time back here since the restaurant reopened after being closed nearly a year for renovations...and possibly a change in ownership along the way. The renovations worked wonders for the ambience of the place. The menu has been expanded considerably, although we...More

Thank radishmom
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to check out the remodel... Restaurant still shows its age, and gets quite warm in the summer. Not the best location, so it's not as classy as a hibachi restaurant can be, but even when it's just you and a few other couples,...More

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We were at a motel in Florida that was up the block from this place. We could not decide what to have, so my wife had a house salad and tonkatsu ramen, which was pretty good. I had a seaweed salad and some steak, cooked...More

Thank annbury
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Grew up on this place and it was always my favorite in the area. First time back since the remodel and it was awful. Despite a very small crowd it was well over an hour before any food even began to be cooked. Couldnt get...More

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Place is very well-kept up and clean the service was excellent the food was excellent and we had no problems in the prices were great we do recommend it for a day out

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Well ive gone to this restaurant over a dozen times in a matter of just 2 months. the food is amazing and they offer lunch sizes at lunch prices. :) me and my husband love to have our lunch dates here and its great. chefs...More

1  Thank candice d
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant exemplifies the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover." The outside is nothing special but the atmosphere inside is very nice. We were seated pretty fast even though we were still waiting for half of our party and it was graduation weekend....More

1  Thank Jordan S
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I went here with friends last night for dinner. The place is a little run down, both on the inside and outside, but the staff was really friendly and we were seated at once. They brought out hot moist towels for us before we ate....More

2  Thank Nevyntoo
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Good food and fun while eat it! Entertains the kids if you are doing a family night at dinner. They have kids meals on the menu which helps too!

Thank JennyNine
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608-1525
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-1076
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