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Saga Japanese Steak House

8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-924-2800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good15%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“sushi” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone's food was excellent the service was perfect. Max was outstanding. The shrimp and the lobster at the grill call you to come back.

Thank exertab
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We've been visiting family in Sarasota/Venice for 20 years and years ago, we came across Saga for Japanese hibachi dinner. We met Max, who turns out to be the owner, who was our chef. He was entertaining when our kids were little, fascinating them with...More

Thank scubaskier123
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My wife and I love eating at Saga and watching owner and chef Max put on his show at the hibachi grill. We've been going for years and always enjoy Max and​ the food. Be sure to ask for Max.

Thank John P
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Best teppin Yaki in Sarasota by far. Excellent food , service and dining experience. Sushi is also wonderful. We can not wait to go back !

Thank JHDawg
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Been to many Japanese style restaurants. Food was good..not great. Expensive for the size portion you where served. Chef very talented in preparation of the different dishes. Kids love the show. That made it worth it

Thank davidtannenholz
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

HORRIBLE!! Very small portions, terrible quality, & a young, inexperienced cook made for an awful evening. No flavor in anything we ate. Spent $150 & left hungry. Please do not waste your money or time at this establishment!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went to restaurant for hibachi/teppan style dinner. We have been to this style dining in the past so knew what to expect. Needless to say, disappointed in Saga compared to past experiences in other restaurants. Atmosphere was quiet and private but room was very small...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Beware of the price at this restaurant. For what you pay, U are literally geting 1/3 the amount of food. Im suprised this place is still open for business. I literally felt like I was robbed for my money after walking out of there. Overall...More

1  Thank tung t
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

For what we paid it should have been better. I was looking for Japanese food near Siesta key so I decided to stop here. It's not your typical Japanese food that we are use to. The steak was decent but had hard fatty pieces on...More

Thank Candace L
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 18 years and have NEVER been disappointed. I had the best crispiest shrimp tempura and my husband had the best sushi ever ! It was perfect and special in every way. The waiter was so attentive. We will never...More

Thank Judith C
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-2800
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