Try Classic Japanese Dishes At Sakura
Watching chefs armed with Samurai-like knives prepare your food at the restaurant's teppanyaki tables is part of the show at Sakura, but the food is just as impressive, with a menu of classic Japanese dishes including Salmon-Skin Maki Rolled in Spring Onions and Shabu Shabu (Japanese hotpot). Ideal for dining with a group of friends or entertaining colleagues, the stylish and elegant interior is decorated with framed calligraphy and elaborately adorned walls.
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  • Sakura
  • Sakura

    Sun to Sat from 18:00 to 23:00 Public Holidays from 18:00 to 23:00

    +971 [0] 4 331 1111

    Crowne Plaza Dubai, Shk Zayed Rd, Trade Center 1, Jumeira

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  • Sakura – A Hidden Sushi Haven In the heart of Dubai
    Every once in a while, we all love to set side routine and try something exotic. Japanese for instance. When such a craving hit us we headed straight to Sakura Restaurant. Sakura is tucked into a quiet corner on the 4th level of Crowne Plaza hotel. Subtle and subdued lighting, calligraphy adorned walls, and a peaceful simplicity abounded the restaurant. This soothing and extremely relaxing Zen-like ambiance hit us as soon as we entered and transferred us to another world. At one point, it almost felt like we were inside a Japanese restaurant off a busy street in Tokyo, minus all the noise and commotion. While the elegant décor and calligraphy appealed to our eyes, the smell of fresh sushi emanating from the live sushi bar, captivated our olfactory senses and pushed us to kick start our culinary adventure. For the starters we had Maguro Salada – Fresh tuna slices in sour wasabi cream, and then Ebi Tempura , which is light tempura batter friend prawns served with traditional accompaniment. Then we moved on to Sushi which were heavenly, luscious and fresh. The amount of sushi and sashimi we ingested in one sitting that evening would bear testimony to the fact of how much “Sushi love” has taken over us. The food was more than impressive and our craving for Sushi was fully satiated, so to say! The chefs at Sakura treated us to some of their specialty items like Caterpillar roll which has avocado on the outside and eel on the inside – Yes eel! And Lion King, which is a delightful concoction of crab meat, avocado and cucumber layered with salmon and mild spicy Sauce. The highlight of the dining experience was the Tappanyaki dinner. Few things you can always expect from any Crowne Plaza property is the quality. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used, and the food is always skilfully cooked to perfection, to give it that premium taste. Second, their service is usually remarkable and second to none, manned by well-trained servers who are attentive, courteous and quick. Exceptional food aside, it’s the attentive, patient service that will have us returning for another memorable dining experience.
  • A Taste of Japan in Dubai!
    I love this place! Specially that I love Japanes cuisine. The fresh salmon sashimi is a must! The California maki with a cream cheese was a delight. And oh, did I mention that the tempura's prawn simply melts in your mouth?! The highlight was the TEPPANYAKI. I personally loved the beef and chicken with its own home-made specialty. What was more entertaining was the chef talking to the guests while cooking. There was a crack of laughter that filled the room, I guess that's called social interaction. LOL. So if you want to experience this, you can tell them OR you can choose to stay at the other side of the room. As if these weren't enough, we still made sure to leave a room for desserts! They have a table filled with matcha/green tea cakes and cupcakes, lemon zest-flavored puddings, green tea ice cream and more! Since I love matcha, I opted for that and it wasn't a disappointment. I highly recommend SAKURA Restaurant for people who are looking for authentic Japanese dining. I would also prefer to bring a large group here specially for "teppanyaki" because I am sure everyone will enjoy.
  • Top recommended Japanese restaurant
    My review of Sakura - this restaurant was able to satisfy my Japanese cuisine cravings as this place offers outstanding and authentic Japanese dishes. Here at Sakura, you are able to enjoy your dinner at the live cooking teppanyaki stations, or enjoy a buffet sushi bar styled dinner for their Izakaya night. Of course, there is the option to just enjoy a regular Japanese meal as well and order from the a la carte menu. I loved every single dish that I ordered for dinner. I actually have no negative experiences with any of them and it's safe to say that this is now my top Japanese restaurant in Dubai to head to. Not only did I order things off the menu, I was able to get items from the sushi bar for the Izakaya night, which consisted of a mini buffet style sushi bar, hot foods, and dessert, that Sakura was offering for one of their theme nights. The dobin moshi soup was absolutely delicious and I now prefer this over the miso soup. This soup had so much seafood in it, such as salmon and shrimp and the broth was tasty. I loved the presentation as well, it was presented inside a teapot with tea cups. The maguro salad was one of my favourites tonight, the maguro was so fresh and the same goes for the avocado and arugula salad. I loved how there was a lot of colour to this dish and the dressing tied all of the flavours together perfectly. My top favourite dish was the shake kani salad. This was a creamy salmon salad dish and it was just mind-blowing for flavour and presentation. I thought that the salmon was fresh and the added tobiko gave the salad more crunch and texture. It was just an absolutely beautiful dish. Finally, I want to mention the amazing dragon roll that I had. This roll consisted of shrimp tempura, eel, and avocado with fish roe or what I like to call it - tobiko. This roll was presented like a dragon and the roll was tasty for sure. I loved the grilled eel with the avocado, it was such a wonderful combination. This restaurant deserves a rating of 5/5. I ordered the dobin moshi soup for 47DHS, maguro salad for 64DHS, shake kani salad for 60DHS, ebi tempura for 79DHS, chirashi don for 109DHS, 6 pieces tuna sashimi for 44DHS, 6 pieces salmon sashimi for 44DHS, 6 pieces octopus sashimi for 40DHS, and the dragon roll for 72DHS. The pricing of the dishes here are normal for authentic Japanese cuisine. The service that I recieved here was excellent with our server being very attentive and was well trained. The manager was also so friendly who made sure our dinner experience was going perfectly. The food and beverages came out at a good pace. The ambience was inviting with great Japanese decor all around. There are three seating sections in the restaurant - a teppanyaki area where chefs perform a cooking show, private tatami rooms area where up to 16 people can be seated and you are able to wear the kimonos to feel like you are dining in Japan, and a regular dining area for those who just want a regular Japanese dinner. This restaurant is located inside the Crown Plaza hotel on Sheikh Zayed road.
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