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Sakura Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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5719 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA
+1 319-266-4000
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Storm Lake
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (Mom & Dad) went with our UNI son and a friend of his plus our teenaged daughter for supper. It was a good time at the hot grill with chef displaying a good entertaining cooking show.

Thank Russ C
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's a very popular place that is evident. The atmosphere isn't bad. The service is good. The food just ok. There was however something missing. Just ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I haven't tried the sushi here but the hibachi grill, particularly at lunch where the price can't be beat, is one of the best I've been to - both presentation and food wise.

Thank Shannon M
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

my bf recommended this place. the first few visits were pretty good as we were mostly craving for hibachi. after that, we decided to try the sushi that they had. unfortunately, like i said, depending on who serves you, you either end up with the right order, otherwise, your food gets delayed, your order gets messed up, and by the... More 

Thank Alicia K
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Been here several times, always a good experience. The food is very good although if you're concerned about butter this is not the place for you (they are very liberal with it). kind of expensive but the quality is good and you get a show. You get PLENTY of food so expect leftovers. Having been here several times, the novelty... More 

Thank Michael L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I ate there as a member of a large group and we had a blast. Food was excellent, staff were great and I would definitely eat there again.

Thank sbenson11
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here and ate at the grill, the food was delicious and the waitress and chef were very personable we also had sushi which was awesome , highly recommend it is somewhat expensive but not out of line from similar places, my husband and I split the meat which we had order a combo meal and... More 

Thank Tammy P
New Virginia, Iowa
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Went to Sakura with business associates. Both use to live around here. Wasn't in the mood for Japanese food but everyone else was. I'm glad them talked me into it. The food was fantastic and the chef did a superb job. My steak was cooked perfect (rare) and the shrimp and noodle were great too. I will make it a... More 

Thank Redrocker85
Shell Rock, Iowa
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is hard to beat the quality of the food served in this restaurant! The staff is very friendly, and the chefs are quite entertaining as they prepare a scrumptious meal at the hibachi grills! Love, love, love this place!!

Thank JSGal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We are impressed with the quality of food served here. The Asian-style ginger dressing is excellent, and we were happy that it does not contain peanut oil. I wish we lived closer and could go weekly!

Thank Rosalyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5719 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-4000

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