Sakura Japanese/Korean Cuisine
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Miami New Times's Description
Sakura is located on the ever-congested South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables. It sits across the street from the neighborhood's only drive-thru Starbucks. Décor-wise, Sakura fits the Japanese-restaurant mold. Small wooden tables take up the medium-size dining area. A long sushi bar spans one wall. And accents include Japanese characters on canvases. The eatery also has small round tables tucked into cozy nooks with mint-green curtained windows. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and efficient. There's an extensive menu of hand rolls, sushi, and sashimi. Prices are fairly high, with the average entrée around $20. But the lunch menu, offered until 2:30 p.m., has reduced prices. Try the "lego my ego" roll ($15), composed of fish tempura, masago, and cream cheese. It's served with spicy mayo and a caramel dipping sauce. The contrasting flavor combination is surprisingly delicious. The lobster roll ($20) is another standout. Fresh chunks of the crustacean are wrapped with lettuce and avocado and then topped with spicy mayo and crisp flakes. The lettuce leaves and flakes add a nice crunch to the soft lobster meat. Sakura's sushi is undoubtedly fresh, but the raw fish dishes are slightly overpriced compared to other eateries in the area.
Tips from foursquare
Spicy tuna salad, moose roll, French roll, pink panther roll and hmmm roll!!
Mad love for the HHMMMM! Roll
Reserve on Friday's!!!
Ask for the HMMM roll, but make it a large and extra ginger dressing. You'll love it! Fresh and delicious, best roll in Miami!
One of the best sushi restaurants that I ever visited.