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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles
  • Josef S.
    "Black cod was lovely as well - melts in your mouth."(5 Tips)
    Nick D.
    "spicy tuna roll with a greasy shrimp sauce"(5 Tips)
    Alana D.
    "When eating the nigiri sushi, beware!"(2 Tips)
    Jason H.
    "The sweet shrimp and toro were a bit overwhelming."(2 Tips)
34 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • black cod
  • lively
  • authentic
  • casual
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  • Joni L.
    Joni LupoJanuary 17, 2015
    Sushi & service were amazing. Sit at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere. Una KYU was off the chain. Also get the spicy tuna on crispy rice. Janice, the hostess, is awesome! Found my neighborhood place!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DazeSeptember 10, 2016
    Nigiri sushi here is very fresh and delicious. However, the Dynamite Roll is not your typical spicy shrimp tempura & tuna roll—it's a spicy tuna roll with a greasy shrimp sauce on top. Like nachos 😫.
  • Greta A.
    Greta AndersonSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite Japanese Restaurant. Amazing Sushi-big fish/little rice (perfectly seasoned sushi rice). Great lunch specials. Japanese food done right. Tastes like my Mom made it! Owners are lovely.
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.August 18, 2016
    Popular place! Very large pieces. Hit and miss - the albacore and scallop were awesome! The sweet shrimp and toro were a bit overwhelming. Quantity over quality perhaps....
  • frank s.
    frank strieflerMay 20, 2012
    Black cod was great. Can also recommend the spicy tuna on crispy rice. Don't miss out on the albacore = YUMMY. (don't order Sakura-- the house special)
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenMarch 18, 2016
    The albacore tuna - wow! Also spicy tuna on fried rice. Black cod was lovely as well - melts in your mouth. Awesome sushi altogether.
  • Gingy T.
    Gingy TMarch 6, 2014
    Key is to get there early. Crowded in parking lot and restaurant. Sushi - fresh tasty and highly recommended. All combos are delicious.
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BeaverhausenFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong, but the baked scallops are amazing!!! Make sure and use the lemon!
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EskandariAugust 2, 2013
    Blue fin tuna, albacore, toro, and yellowtail super freshhh
  • Steve
    SteveDecember 22, 2015
    When a Japanese restaurant offers dim sum on their lunch menu, it's normally a sign of bad things to come but this place is not bad.
  • Garick C.
    Garick ChanOctober 5, 2012
    Such large slices of unagi! (Freshwater eel) #nomnom #foodporn
  • StudioHEL
    StudioHELApril 19, 2010
    has the best albacore tuna sushi, melt in your mouth awesome goodness! the unagi is huge, twice the size of other places!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HerskowitzMarch 16, 2011
    Order a sembeh and prepare to be amazed. The black cod is also the best in town!
  • thinkLA
    thinkLAMarch 23, 2012
    You simply must order a Senbei 'cause Sakura does it best!
  • G F.
    G FoxOctober 26, 2014
    Sushi is always fresh and delicious. Always.
  • Jean-Francois B.
    Jean-Francois BouchardJune 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The sushi chefs stéatite friendly! Tip them with drinks!
  • Ashlie F.
    Ashlie FordJanuary 5, 2014
    Delicious Garlic Butter Edamame!
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaDecember 7, 2016
    Brought some Sushi from was just GREAT!!!!
  • Nick P.
    Great Food, large portions and great service
  • Oja R.
    Oja RudenkoDecember 28, 2013
    Best sushi in world!!!!
  • Nedra A.
    Nedra AFebruary 28, 2012
    For sushi, they will give you light rice if you ask.
  • Sue Z.
    Sue ZOctober 19, 2012
    black cod..smooth like butter. must try!
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CookFebruary 7, 2012
    Spicy tuna w/ crispy rice. Yum!
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LambieMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the black cod is to die for! Read more
  • Lee E.
    Lee EzellJune 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tekka Don & Caterpillar Roll. Say no more.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethDecember 16, 2015
    Sushi was great!
  • William G.
    William GelnerDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Langoustine roll.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChamblessApril 22, 2012
    Try the seared Ono
  • C. L.
    C. LittleMay 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Love that Uni shooter!!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurdJune 7, 2015
    Sweet shrimp
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra MendiburuOctober 26, 2014
    Lobster special
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BeaverhausenFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Baked scallops forever!!!
  • Wendy H.
    Wendy HyongApril 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tanmen, a Tokyo style ramen.
  • Alana D.
    Alana DavisAugust 13, 2010
    When eating the nigiri sushi, beware! They put a heap of wasabi right in the middle and if you're not used to it, it can drive you into mild shock.
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