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“Great Ramen noodles”
Review of Sakura Restaurant

Sakura Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 892 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Rochester MN
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Ramen noodles”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Frigid day, perfect lunch here with their homemade Ramen noodle soup. Friendly staff, good service. Location is great too, one half block down from the St Paul Hotel.

Visited February 2014
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NYC
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462 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
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“Japanese for Lunch”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My nephew took us to Sakura for lunch in the middle of the artic chill. The restaurant is spacious with high ceilings and many tables. We love Japanese food so we ordered enough for many people even though there were only three of us! The sukiyaki was so good that we got a second order! I am a tough restaurant critic and want my food to be fresh and delivered with a smile. The agedashi tofu was good and the rolls were delicious. One of the shrimp rolls was especially good but you would have to ask Miyoko, the owner, what it was! Miyoko is extremely gracious and many of her family members work here. It is always a good sign when the owner is present over seeing the room. Make sure to get your parking validated before you leave. There is a large selection on the menu so everyone will be able to get their favorite dish and try something special at a reasonable price. All in all a pleasant afternoon. Many thanks to Miyoko for her hospitality.

  • Visited January 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
444 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“Not the best Sushi, but top 10 for the Twin Cities”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Sakura,

Is a solid choice for Sushi, maybe not the fanciest atmosphere, but the Sushi is pretty good quality for being Land-Locked in the Midwest. I would highly recommend trying the Shabu Shabu, as it is one of the few, if not only places you can try this Asian delicacy in Minnesota.

This place has lot's of seating, so even when Excel has an event, you stand a better chance of getting in here when you didn't make a reservation far enough out at other downtown St. Paul spots.

  • Visited November 2013
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Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Good Sushi Good HH”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Good sushi, and a good happy hour, although not a lot of specialty rolls on happy hour, nice location, great for before or after an event at the xcel center

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
605 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
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“Good appetizers and sushi”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We went with a large group and shared a lot of different small dishes. Most were quite good - scallops, tempura, various dumplings, egg rolls. We also had a few sushi dishes that were excellent. Service was exceptionally friendly and helpful.

  • Visited October 2013
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