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“Great Service and Ambiance.”

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse
Ranked #165 of 568 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Great service at this restaurant. All staff are friendly. Restaurant is very clean and has nice decor. Prices were about average for a Hibachi restaurant. Kid's menu is cut-off at 9 years old, which seems a little young, especially considering the price essentially doubles for about the same amount of food. Drink prices seemed a little high. We really enjoyed our chef. As far as all the Hibachi restaurants I've eaten at around the country, the food taste was average. We really weren't blown away by the taste of the meats, which was slightly disappointing considering how much it costs to feed a family of 5 here (near $100 with tip and a glass of wine). Would eat here again, but will try other places first.

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Thank Joshb2j
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

This restaurant was recommended by several people for sushi - we were hesitant to go since it sits in a strip mall, but boy were we surprised. We are used to sushi from NY/NJ and did not believe we would be able to find decent sushi in Charlottesville area. The sushi chef was very talkative and exceptional nice. The fish was very fresh and the varieties were plentiful. They also had several special rolls - we had the "pink lady", which is a favorite of ours and were very happy with the presentation and taste. This will not become our "go-to" place for sushi.

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Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Enjoyed our time at Sakura for my birthday. They offer free cheese cake with your dinner if it is your birthday but other than putting it down in front of me, nothing else special is done. Food was good. The owner seems concerned to fill tables as fast as possible. We didn't feel rushed but we've been to Teppanyaki where the chef is able to take his time, do more interesting things and really connect with the diners. He was the one who may have felt rushed. Good food. My kids loved it and we will go again.

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Thank Glowbtrahtter
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Plenty of seating but parties are seated together around the chefs. The food is fresh and the chefs are all amazing throwing their knives around, flinging shrimp into the mouths of surprised patrons. It's all good. Fun.

Thank italywithamare
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

We go to this teppanyaki, because it is the closest to our house. My girls love the fire and the hibachi chef tricks. But, I don't think the food is that great. The salmon that another person had looked really good. The shrimp is good. The noodles that they serve everyone with their dinner is very odd and does not taste very good. I did order sushi which was ok.

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Thank Ereina
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