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Sakura Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar

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57 Highlands Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-2708
+1 828-349-8917
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Sylva, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love Sakura's, great atmosphere but casual dining. Great Japanese food, great variety on the menu, very good appetizers, sushi appetizers and California rolls are great. Very good hot Saki, you can get it in 3 flavors, melon, blackberry and apple, all very good. Service is fast and the food is good, our favorite Japanese/Chinese restaurant, we have never had... More 

Thank danielob1414
Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Four of us went to lunch based on the reviews however we regret going. Two of us ordered the sesame chicken, one ordered general tso's, and one ordered sushi. When looking at the sesame chicken and general tso's you could not tell them apart. I did not like the flavor of the general tso's at all, and the rest of... More 

Thank SquirrelGirl39
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The steamed pork dumplings are delicious. We both ordered sushi. I had two rolls which were very fresh and flavorful.

Thank meredithl722
North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love sushi, and there aren't many local options, so we often go to Sakura. Overall it's good if you're in the mood for fresh sushi. The food, ambiance and service are good if your expectations are within reason. Their sushi is fresh, and they have a very good selection of menu items, both food and drinks. The only negative... More 

Thank honeymoontrvlrs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Our first visit was probably 2 years ago, and it was OK. Our second visit happened recently... I was craving for tempura, but was not very happy with it. It was more like a fried shrimp to me. It was very pricy for a very small 6pcs shrimp. It looked like I paid mostly for the crumbs. My husband's mango... More 

Thank Pamela Krizia M
lake norman,cornelius,nc
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Cute little Japanese resturant in a typical strip mall. Visit started out a little slow since they were understaffed and we waited about 10 to just to get seated . Thinking we were off to a bad start . Well surprise we were all wrong. Once we were seated our waiter rallied and took our order quickly and promptly returned... More 

Thank lakenormandwellers
Franklin, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really enjoyed the Filet Mignon as well as the excellent service! Was traveling and entered the restaurant apparently as they were getting ready to close up and instead of turning us away, they welcomed us and provided wonderful service!

Thank firstlabcorp
Bel Air, Maryland
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived around 3PM on a Wednesday. Stood at the counter for several minutes waiting for a host. Eventually we grabbed two menus and found an empty booth. Soon a server showed up at a table. After this shakey start all went well. We decided to split the sushi and sashimi combo with one separate salad. Every item was fresh and... More 

Thank airpizz6
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty good, the steak had very good flavor, however the waiter sucked. Worst service I have ever received! Took 20 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them, then 20 more minutes before he came to take our order. We ran out of drink twice and he just walked by, glanced and kept walking, wasn't even busy.

Thank Darryl P
Franklin, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We eat there every time we visit Franklin. Really nice people and I we always have a good meal. Has a grill that's great for a party!

Thank Margo B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Highlands Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-2708
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-349-8917

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