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Sakura Sushi

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574 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
+1 831-373-1767
18:00 - 00:00
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Frisco, Texas
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This place is awesome! I've had sushi all over the world and this is top notch. The udon is ridiculous and the tofu soup is good enough to be the focus of the restaurant. Environment is very family/local (Kozu is the nicest man around), nothing fancy but it feels like you are part of the family kitchen there. We stayed... More 

Thank jasno
Los Angeles
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The food is great - the wonderful couple that owns the restaurant really care how your feeling and enjoying their food - excellent quality

Thank fay V
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, a little pricey, and sodas in scan. The food and service was great. I would go back if in the mood for sushi.

Thank NathanReeves
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Me and my son arrived in Monterey from San Francisco on Memorial Day. We found Sakura on Trip Advisor with a mixed bag of reviews, but it was just over a block away, so we decided to give it a try. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. We enjoyed several sushi rolls including Spicy Tuna, Dragon, California #1, and... More 

Thank Anthony C
Monterey, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We originally went to Sapporo in Monterey. Their food sucks. Well, we thought we didn't have to drive a few miles to Lighthouse Ave, but there we were leaving that Sapporo quickly and went to have the best Sushi and Sake in all of Monterey. Very low price for the fresh and large portions we got. Excelent atmosphere too. Very... More 

Thank Benni F
Marina, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Had a craving for sushi the other night. Unfortunately, every place in Monterey is closed by 10 PM and it was almost 10:30. A quick search revealed Sakura Sushi on Lighthouse, which is open until midnight. I called first just to make sure, then headed right over. The place was empty except for the owner and his wife, and it... More 

Thank richardbruce
Cape May Beach
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502 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Over the years I never thought it was the best sushi place in the US, but it was passible. It is also Japanese owned, so I expected better food. It isn't even as good as in the past unfortunately. The nigiri rice balls are apparently machine made and so loaded with wasabi, I couldn't eat them. The fish is precut.... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

Cute little hole in the wall place that looked like it needed a good scrub. I was really hoping they paid more attention to the food than the presentation of the restaurant but unfortunately I was let down. I ordered sushi rolls and the rice was grey and gluggy with the avocado brown and sushi pieces were cut all at... More 

Thank Lil_Traveller123
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Sushi is great especially late at night. This place definitely stays open late! The owners are very friendly and greet you with your name if you're regular and always invite you back. The sushi is fantastic. On special occasions they will start up the karaoke machine which is a lot of fun. I strongly recommend this place for a good... More 

Thank Nicholas M
Sequim, Washington
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

My daughters and I were in Monterey California for an all day music festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds. By the time we got to our car and were heading back to our hotel it was almost midnight and we were starving. This little "mom and pop" Sushi place was still open so we went in and sat down. The place... More 

Thank Dolores C

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-1767

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