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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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Sakura Japanese Restaurant
38 McCurtain Street, Cork,
Co.Cork

Telephone: +353 (0)21 450-8228
Email: sakurasushibento@hotmail.com
Web: sakurajapaneserestaurant.ie

Set on the well-known McCurtain Street in Cork City, Sakura Japanese Restaurant has earned rave reviews for its top notch food and wonderfully varied menus. Japanese food has rea...

Sakura Japanese Restaurant
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Good to know

Opening Hours:
12.30pm-11.30pm
Cuisine:
Japanese
Menu:
€3-€19.80
Sunday Lunch:
Yes
Children’s Menu:
No
Wheelchair Facilities:
No
Credit Cards:
Yes
Private Dining Facilities:
Yes
Wifi:
Yes

About The Restaurant

Set on the well-known McCurtain Street in Cork City, Sakura Japanese Restaurant has earned rave reviews for its top notch food and wonderfully varied menus. Japanese food has really never been hotter, with more and more people everyday exploring this sophisticated and healthy cuisine.

Relaxed but atmospheric, the room itself has minamilist bench-style seating, brought to life by the colourful Japanese murals which adorn the walls.

The menu at Sakura offers a bountiful array of treats from the east, with some superb sushi and sashimi to be had. Think sushi nigiri of salmon, seabass, prawn, or maybe octopus or eel. Each selection is served as two bite-size pieces, so try a few and see what you like. For bigger bites, their Ura Maki menu has great offerings such ebi (prawn) tempura & masago; smoked salmon & cream cheese; or spicy tuna, and, from their Norimaki specials, their soft shell crab ‘spider’ roll is delicious, as the ebi asparagus tempura with wasabi mayo and masago.

If you prefer a more traditional starters and mains approach to dining, then kick things off with some of the bite-sized sushi and then check out the wok fried noodle & ramen dishes, which can be made extra spicy on request. Good ramen is a point of pride with Japanese restaurants, with painstaking laborious preparation being put into the preparation of the stock, and when its done right, it’s absolutely delicious. At Sakura, your ramen dish can be had with chicken, beef or seafood, but I recommend that you try their Sakura Ramen, a hearty offering of chicken, king prawns, roast pork and crabstick with egg, fried tofu, wakame and oriental veg in a chicken and pork soup garnished with menma, spring onion, beansprout, edamame beans, shimeji mushroom and fried onion. My mouth’s watering just thinking about it.

A selection of teriyaki teppanyaki dishes are also available with your choice of meat being served on a hot plate with stir-fried veg, plus there are some fantastic dishes to try out amongst the chef’s specials. There’s a kimchi seafood stew in a spicy tofu broth; a tofu pumpkin curry with aubergine, courgette, potato and fried tofu; as well as tonkatsu, breaded pork loin served with shredded cabbage, rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Whether you’re popping in for a little nibble, or a big bite, there's something for everyone at Sakura.

Oh and their Sakura Sushi Bento restaurant on Anglesea Road in Cork is excellent as well, casual and cool, Cork’s lunchtime crowd are absolutely loving it.
 

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