4545 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066-6249
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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Neighborhoods: Marina Del Ray
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Sakura Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese, Sushi, and Asian restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends and paid between $25 and $50.

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  • 7/20/2019

    A Japanese chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 4/02/2019

    A dining patron from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 4/26/2017

    A diner from Los Angeles, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 5/08/2016

    A Japanese food lover from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 5/01/2016

    A Japanese chowhound from Huntington Park, CA tried it.

  • 8/18/2015

    A diner from Los Angeles, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 10/24/2014

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it.

  • 6/18/2013

    A dining patron from Los Angeles, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 4/24/2013

    A Japanese food lover from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

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mh2mh

 Los Angeles, CA
 

big fishy smell

When you walk into a Japanese restaurant that serves raw fish, and you are immediately hit with a big bold fishy smell, that is a really bad sign.

Lesson: If there is a big fishy smell, do not eat the raw fish. Good fresh fish don’t have a smell.

I got a bowl of tempura udon, it was not good. There were a couple of shrimp tempura, a few string beans tempura, some cheap udon noodles, and an ok broth. That’s it. No carrots, no mushrooms, not even scallions.

The service was great, though. Too bad about the food and fishy smell.

 

workin' man's sushi. family-run business,...

workin’ man’s sushi. family-run business, fills up fast. dependable nabyeki udon and soba tenzaru.

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ThaiBruin

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Great Deal on Sushi!

This is another great find in LA! Considering the long wait (averaging 30 minutes), it is no longer a secret. The portion is good, fish is fresh, and the price is reasonable, so worth the wait. Besides, the Chefs are actually Japanese (not so easy to find nowadays)! Friendly staff will help you choose the food, whether you’re a sushi expert or novice. You’ll have to find parking on the street.

We had toro (fatty tuna), Spanish Mackerel, Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna roll (got a nice kick to it), and we finished it off with unagi (Fresh Water Eel), which the Chef recommended eating last since it is sweet like dessert. We sat at the counter to enjoy watching the sushi preparation and talking with the Chef.

All the sushi was very fresh and full of flavors. We also had the Oyster shooters, and I have to tell you that I never have them like these before. There must have been 3-4 oysters served with a raw quail egg, wasabi, soy sauce, sake, and other unidentified ingredients. This was all served in a hefty glass, and it took a while to shuck it down.

Fresh Water Eel (unagi)

I have to say this place serves the biggest, fattest slices of BBQ unagi on top of rice rolls I have seen. The eel was so fresh and tender and the marinate is sweet.

Shrimp Tempura

Crispy and fluffy batter covering the succulent shrimp rolled up in rice and seaweed and tasty sauce.

Spanish Mackerel

Very fresh and good-sized mackerel. This is becoming one of my favorite sushi.

Oyster shooters

There must have been at least 3-4 oysters served with a raw quail egg, wasabi, soy sauce, sake, and other unidentified ingredients. This was all served in a hefty glass, and it took a while to shuck it down. You must be adventurous to really appreciate this.

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