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Sakura Express

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43 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3225
+1 609-430-1179
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Sakura Express has huge varieties of Sushi, Sashimi as well as hot Japonize dishes. The fish is always very fresh there. It's a small and friendly mid-range priced place with a few tables inside. The chef is excellent and the service is fast =)!

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Thank Lubov B
Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

OK. So we wanted a quick, light lunch. I ordered an appetizer portion of steamed dumplings and salad, and my husband ordered 1 spicy tuna roll with salad. We were asked for just over $25 for this. Even for Princeton prices this is outrageous. The salad is a small bowl of lettuce and tomato, and cost $5.95. When we decided... More 

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3 Thank Alison H
New York
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I have never been to a more racist establishment than this one. First, the chef and the woman working at the register told us it would take 20 minutes for our order. Then, we said "Ok, that's fine." Then, the chef looked us and said "No, it will take 30-45 minutes more." Then literally, he took his hand and waved... More 

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7 Thank denise1023
Mount Olive, New Jersey
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347 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

We wanted Japanese (sushi, noodles, and teriyaki), we debated between 2 options that had beat equal rating choosing Sakura Express as it was open at 5:30, a bit more reasonable, and had slightly more detailed reviews. So I had the salmon teriyaki combo plus some salmon sashimi just because it looked so fresh. Bottom line was I was thrilled, tender,... More 

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1 Thank RDCononver
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I get their party platter for takeout a lot. Unfortunately they do not do delivery, but if you're looking for cheap sushi that still tastes decent, I would order Sakura.

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1 Thank tigerorange
West Hartford, Connecticut
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

From outside, it looks questionable, even you stepped in. It's mainly made for the take out. Everything is served with plastics. But, Sushi was much better than it looked but it's pricey.

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Thank ruriko w
New York City, New York
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We have been taking out from here for years. Good sushi at reasonable prices. Well made and fresh. We typically take out one if their specialty roll or sushi platters.

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Thank J L
Hightstown, New Jersey
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Sakura Express is the best sushi in Princeton, hands down. I have been going here for years and the quality has always been great and consistent.

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Thank dje2671
Berea, Kentucky
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Delicious food, free WiFi, nice environment, good prices, and more than enough for two meals. I wish that more chains were like this instead of McDonalds. I recommend the chicken Teriyaki. It inspired me to learn how to make Teriyaki sauce.

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Thank David N
Kingston, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

they serve boiling hot soup in plastic containers, service is bad, and it is not cheap either. you are paying for real estate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3225
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-430-1179

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