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“Excellent food and chef, expect a wait, overserves alcohol”
Review of Sakura

Sakura
Ranked #34 of 229 Restaurants in Winter Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The chef at our grill was excellent, as was the food. No other word but delicious. As there were only four in our party, we were seated at a grill, our orders were taken, but no chef appeared. After a considerable wait another family of four was seated at our grill. We then waited for them to peruse the menu, get drinks get their salads and soup, and finally a chef appeared. If you cannot fill the grill table, be prepared to WAIT. The chefs squirt saki into the diners' mouths, and there is no control over amounts. The people at the table next to ours were extremely intoxicated by the time their chef got done preparing their meals.

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Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Several couples decided we wanted to try Sakura. We had gone to a Hibachi grill on our last cruise and it was wonderful. We were seated right away. After getting drink orders, we checked out the menu. We all made our choices and the show would start shortly. The chef was quite good with his cooking, but bad with his aim. The food was good and we all had a good time. Not quite as good as on the cruise, but very good.

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Thank michbird
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Sakura has really good food & a nice atmosphere. I have been there several times & have yet to be disappointed. The sushi is always fresh & delicious. The hibachi steak is very tender & the onion soup that comes with it, is quite tasty. Of course the ginger dressing on the salad is always a win, win.

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This is by far the best Japanese restaurant in the area. They have hibachi chefs who cook in front of you in one section of the restaurant, a nice bar in another room and a dinging room for those who wish to order from a more extensive menu.

I do not like sushi, however, we have brought friends to the restaurant and they said it is outstanding.

They have a steak teriyaki and a scallop teriyaki that are exceptional. We have eaten in both sides of the restaurant and found both of them to be great.

Highly recommend

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Thank Barbie075
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Nice place for all types of groups. chef's are entertaining and food was very good at a reasonable price. We had 8 and did the Hibachi dinners which included rice/soup/salad and choices of steak, chicken or fish or a combo of both. Noisy but for good reason, lots of laughter and wows from the flame outburst to the saki and food thrown into your mouth. Groups have gratuity included in price but not pricey for what we got. Recommend over say a Kobe steakhouse which is same type of restaurant just more expensive but you get the same type of experience.

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Thank Tony D
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