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“Excellent option if staying at Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sakura

Sakura
Ranked #218 of 837 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: "Yokkoso" Welcome! Artistic creations and culinary sensations are created every evening in our Sushi and Teppanyaki restaurant. Enjoy the theatre of our Japanese chefs as they put on a show, cooking divine delights to perfection.
La Paz, Bolivia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent option if staying at Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

The food was great, sushi, noodles, and fried rice were excellent. Pricey, but worth it.
The private room we were given had a pungent stale smell, so we changed to the bar area. Definitely a great choice if you are staying in the hotel and don't want to leave or do the hotel buffet.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Javierdp_wanderer
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Radisson Blu D, Resident Manager at Sakura, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Dear Mr. Javierdp_wanderer,

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Regards

Sophia Sumitran
Resident Manager
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Teppanyaki Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Great for teppanyaki, sushi is fresh and overall experience of japanese dinning. Price is decent with selection of drinks for eating in a hotel, considering the food is made in front of you. Food is really good, entertainment factor is certainly there with the chefs cooking in front of you. Good to go to every so often. Would recommend if you like Benni Hanna in London this is Qatar's equivalent. Garlic Rice is great. Only problem can be the seating as you are sat along a bar in front of the chef rather than at a table, so for some conversations can be hard to hear.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jaffl001
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Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent japanese food in Doha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Had dinner two nights in a row at Sakura - first meal was excellent bento box and second one large sushi platter. Sakura has also excellent facilities true teppanyaki experience.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vesa J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in Doha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Sakura is only open for dinner.

I have been dining at Sakura for nearly two (02) years. It is the best sushi in Qatar that I have fund in those two (02) years. The Teppanyaki is awesomely delicious as well--go for the rib-eye!

The prices may be a little steep (isn't everything expensive in Doha other than petrol?), but the price is absolutely worth the experience and quality. The staff is incredibly friendly, gracious, accommodating of most any request, and always greet you and meet you with a smile. The quality of the sashimi and rolls is superb; on the best nights, the sushi/sashimi will melt in your mouth. The atmosphere is generally pleasant, and often loud when busy.

In Sakura, a patron will find several seating areas. Teppanyaki seating, two private rooms that can accommodate up to 08 people comfortably, more people uncomfortably, and the sushi bar can seat up to ~12 people. The privacy is nice as often, the feeling of being watched at most any establishment in Doha is not due to an overactive imagination or paranoia.

The Teppanyaki chefs are engaging, perform neat tricks as part of the show, and prepare a delicious meal in front of you--friends and family will enjoy the experience.

I prefer the sushi bar. At the sushi bar, the itamae are friendly and pleasant and often go out of their way to ensure your experience is enjoyable and relaxing. The itamae will often ask if they prepare a custom roll for you if you do not find something on the menu for which you are searching; they try their absolute best to make you happy. This effort is exhibited by all the staff n he restaurant. Any representative who does not strive for such is observed as not lasting very long there.

It is an absolutely terrific establishment to bring a date if you are lucky enough to find a mate in Doha.

The meal and experience is totally worth the price and I recommend going at least once to try the experience for yourself.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jive T
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Radisson Blu D, Public Relations Manager at Sakura, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear Jive T,

Thank you for your lovely review of Sakura.
I am so pleased to here that you are a regular guest of the restaurant and that you consider us the best Sushi in Doha.

We have a new menu being launched next month with some new additional items which we would also love to hear your feedback on.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sakura in the near future.

Kind regards,

Leslie Weddle
Marketing & PR Manager
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Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Haven't tasted beter sushi in Doha yet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

I've been to the higher end, Megu, and lower end, Minto, and have yet to find any sushi tastier than what I experience as Sakura. The spicy salmon roll is so good, and the other types I've tried are tasty and fresh. I must have dined at Sakura over 20 times and have never been disappointed. True the decor is dated, but the food (I can only speak for the sushi) and service have always been excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MacNeils
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