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Saga Japanese Steak House

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8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-924-2800
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 04:30 - 22:00
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Vail, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been visiting family in Sarasota/Venice for 20 years and years ago, we came across Saga for Japanese hibachi dinner. We met Max, who turns out to be the owner, who was our chef. He was entertaining when our kids were little, fascinating them with his skills. We returned for dinner last week and again got to have Max as... More 

Thank scubaskier123
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I love eating at Saga and watching owner and chef Max put on his show at the hibachi grill. We've been going for years and always enjoy Max and​ the food. Be sure to ask for Max.

Thank John P
Level Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Best teppin Yaki in Sarasota by far. Excellent food , service and dining experience. Sushi is also wonderful. We can not wait to go back !

Thank JHDawg
Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Been to many Japanese style restaurants. Food was good..not great. Expensive for the size portion you where served. Chef very talented in preparation of the different dishes. Kids love the show. That made it worth it

Thank davidtannenholz
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

HORRIBLE!! Very small portions, terrible quality, & a young, inexperienced cook made for an awful evening. No flavor in anything we ate. Spent $150 & left hungry. Please do not waste your money or time at this establishment!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went to restaurant for hibachi/teppan style dinner. We have been to this style dining in the past so knew what to expect. Needless to say, disappointed in Saga compared to past experiences in other restaurants. Atmosphere was quiet and private but room was very small and cramped. Server was difficult to find and less than friendly. Cook was young and... More 

Thank Karen S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Beware of the price at this restaurant. For what you pay, U are literally geting 1/3 the amount of food. Im suprised this place is still open for business. I literally felt like I was robbed for my money after walking out of there. Overall the food was decent, but it is not good enough for me to even think... More 

1 Thank tung t
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

For what we paid it should have been better. I was looking for Japanese food near Siesta key so I decided to stop here. It's not your typical Japanese food that we are use to. The steak was decent but had hard fatty pieces on it. The rice was just ok. Plain steamed vegetables. White sauce...sad. It was thin and... More 

Thank Candace L
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 18 years and have NEVER been disappointed. I had the best crispiest shrimp tempura and my husband had the best sushi ever ! It was perfect and special in every way. The waiter was so attentive. We will never miss coming here when we are in Sarasota .

Thank Judith C
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have been to Japanese Steakhouse around the United States, and Saga has the best of everything you'd want. Habachi, Tempura, Sushi, so many tasty selections it makes it hard to decide. All the chefs are great, but if you get a chance, ask for Max! Saga is great for those intimate dinners out, or for a wonderful family experience.... More 

Thank williamcK3608VC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl Unit 104, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-2800

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