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“Watashi Wa Teishi Tanoshīdesu”

Sakura Asian Restaurant
Ranked #62 of 250 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 November 2016

No, I am not Japanese; I just used a Google translator for this. A business person arranged a meeting and lunch here, and I have driven by it many times with little thoughts about trying it. Once seated, I found the menu to be extensive, the décor pleasing, and the waitress accommodating. I chose a chicken hibachi meal. It was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised at the richness of the food and the dips that accompanied it. I am anxious to try some of the other dishes, and I will do that. I have read the other reviews, but I must tell you that one needs to go here to decide for him or herself.

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Thank Flick8675309
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The walls say "Japanese" but the infernal racket says "State College ". The place was packed with people having a good timeThat said, there is an extensive sushi menu as well as tempura and hibachi (cooked in a kitchen, not table side) meals. As is usual salad and soup comes with a full meal. Perhaps because of the day (moving-in day at the College), it took 45 minutes to get food. That is probably not the norm. The staff were very pleasant and apologetic and repeatedly returned to check on us after we were served. the food was excellent No liquor but BYOB welcome

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The lunch special Monday-Friday is super cheap and you get plenty of food. Best sushi in state college.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Despite the previous reviews, we decided to come here for lunch. The place was quite busy and the service we received was attentive. We had seaweed salad, sashimi dinner and a bento luncheon box. The soup is very good with tiny bits of tofu. The bento box included California roll, rice, choice of entree(chicken katsu in this case) and 3 small dumplings. The food was served at the right temperature and it was quite good. Unfortunately the only negative comment we had, was that the food ordered for two diners to not come out together. The sashimi was fresh(no salmon :() and nicely presented. The seaweed salad was great, too. Will definitely return.

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Thank PepperNewJersey
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Had a hibachi dinner, portion was small. For same price as the hibachi grill across town, I got just over half the food with no show (here it is prepared in kitchen).

My whole family was disappointed overall and the prices are definitely higher than other similar local fare.

Relative likes the sushi there and I might someday try that. It is too bad, as this is a five minute walk from home!

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