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82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (152 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Thumbs down! The sushi was more expensive than sushi in Norway. The rice was dry and tasteless. Never again!

Thank Rolf G
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Visited with family for lunch and was quite disappointed with food and also service.Food was only average and one dish we couldn't eat at all. Doubt that we will be returning here any time soon.

Thank lyn s
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great sushi and soft shell crab handrolls. Also try the dry beef ho fun noodles and gyōza. Always enjoy my meals here.

Thank Jetsetterhk45
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Just back from this restaurant. Really lovey venue. We went for the bar option, getting to pick what we wanted. However there’s very little explanation as to what’s actually in the dishes. Very cheap, and delicious. Would highly recommend.

Thank smurphy1274
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant looks slightly unassuming from the outside and could perhaps do with a cleanup (nothing major). Staff were attentive but could have been more friendly and welcoming. Dumpling broth was tasty and the environment is warm and inviting. I would certainly give this place...More

Thank johndaunt
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Visited before and loved this place but was very disappointed with our most recent visit. My starter of chicken tempura was reminiscent of a large chicken nugget. Not a crispy, light batter but soggy and bland. The chicken didn’t appear to be great quality at...More

Thank LindaLouLough
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I always get takeaway from here when I'm in that part of town. Alway get the sushi or tempura to go. Cant comment on the main dishes but th sushi is excellent. The best sushi in the city (alongside obento on royal avenue - near...More

Thank Mary-domino
Reviewed 8 February 2018

After 14 nights of mostly European food we decided to change it up and have some sushi. This place was on same street as our hotel and we had an enjoyable dinner.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I had arrived at a hotel a 5 minute walk away and was told by the taxi driver to walk up to Botanic Avenue and there'd be plenty of shops and restaurants. Sakura was the one I chose and it was an excellent choice. I...More

Thank fred146
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I was very disappointed with the service in Sakura. We both ordered of the set menu. I was shocked to see the waiters beginning to clear the table and lift plates without asking were we finished with the course we had in front of us....More

Thank John C
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Marianunzia D
20 August 2017|
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Response from MarkCo_Antrim | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They have a train running along the table with fresh sushi added all the time.
11 June 2016|
Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Have to say I agree with you there drjkeenan07... I've been going to Sakura you years and they've never been anything but helpful, friendly and accommodating. I do not know what Kate M has said but I find it hard to believe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
Nestled in Belfast's bustling Botanic Avenue, Sakura Sushi restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo to the city streets of Northern Ireland. Named after Japan's national flower – the cherry blossom – this sweet and shiny sushi restaurant is split over two floors and filled with glazed walnut furniture, a feature floral wall, bright and bubbly background music and cute Japanese lanterns. On the ground floor you can sit at the sushi train and choose from a superb selection of fresh sushi and sashimi or meals such as the salt and chilli sea bass or the roasted pork with curry udon noodles, while upstairs offers a variety of flexible spaces with plush carpets and sliding doors that are perfect for private parties.
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