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Sakura Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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5719 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA
+1 319-266-4000
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a small group dinner last evening at Sakura. We didn't have reservations so were seated in one of the hibachi rooms that had very poor ventilation. Smoke from the last performance hung in the air and was rather unpleasant. Once the air cleared we ordered. I had the squid salad, which was quite good. The hot river roll which... More 

Thank Makemeabeliever
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for our granddaughter's 17th birthday and had a fun time. The food was good, slightly over priced tho. Our grill master was fun and did several new things that we hadn't seen before.

Thank Elaine N
Storm Lake
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We (Mom & Dad) went with our UNI son and a friend of his plus our teenaged daughter for supper. It was a good time at the hot grill with chef displaying a good entertaining cooking show.

Thank Russ C
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's a very popular place that is evident. The atmosphere isn't bad. The service is good. The food just ok. There was however something missing. Just ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I haven't tried the sushi here but the hibachi grill, particularly at lunch where the price can't be beat, is one of the best I've been to - both presentation and food wise.

Thank Shannon M
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

my bf recommended this place. the first few visits were pretty good as we were mostly craving for hibachi. after that, we decided to try the sushi that they had. unfortunately, like i said, depending on who serves you, you either end up with the right order, otherwise, your food gets delayed, your order gets messed up, and by the... More 

Thank Alicia K
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Been here several times, always a good experience. The food is very good although if you're concerned about butter this is not the place for you (they are very liberal with it). kind of expensive but the quality is good and you get a show. You get PLENTY of food so expect leftovers. Having been here several times, the novelty... More 

Thank Michael L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I ate there as a member of a large group and we had a blast. Food was excellent, staff were great and I would definitely eat there again.

Thank sbenson11
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here and ate at the grill, the food was delicious and the waitress and chef were very personable we also had sushi which was awesome , highly recommend it is somewhat expensive but not out of line from similar places, my husband and I split the meat which we had order a combo meal and... More 

Thank Tammy P
New Virginia, Iowa
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Went to Sakura with business associates. Both use to live around here. Wasn't in the mood for Japanese food but everyone else was. I'm glad them talked me into it. The food was fantastic and the chef did a superb job. My steak was cooked perfect (rare) and the shrimp and noodle were great too. I will make it a... More 

Thank Redrocker85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5719 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?