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2007 May 15
More gunkan sushi: Spicy Salmon. They make their SS salad with strips of salmon instead of chunks. Their spicy sauce is the usual suspects: mayo, siracha sauce. Good enough though.

Also Salmon Sashimi: cut a bit thin, but good otherwise.

Their rice is seasoned well. I've had better but it's fine.

2007 May 15
Next up:

Gunkan sushi: Tobiko - love how these pop in your teeth! They use good flying fish roe....good meaning not the micromini eggs, but the ones you can feel pop.

Crab stick & Salmon Nigiri: Basic and done decently. nuff said.

You can also see a few pieces of White Tuna Sashimi. I usually love white tuna despite it's lower status to Maguro but Sakura's came frozen (which I know most places do it that way) but it had yet to be fully thawed for consumption. My soy sauce couldn't penetrate through the ice crystals. :/

2007 May 15
Tempura Shrimp & Veggies: crispy, crunchy, a tad tad bit greasy...but an expected amount coming from a fried food. They do it well here.

2007 May 15
Sakura sushi is like most AYCE places, a cookie cutter version of the ideal true dish. You go there for quantity, and quality usually comes second.
To keep this review on the shorter side:
The service was a bit spotty but altogether very pleasant.
Water was always kept full.
Some of our food orders were being lost in the shuffle I believe, but we (myself and 5 of my very hungry guy friends) ordered so much that it almost didn't matter.
Hot foods were surprisingly delicious, Cubed Beef Tenderloin with slivers of garlic and Steak Teriyaki were plain but done nicely and were very tender.

now on to the pictures

Their maki rolls weren't really packed tightly but they were decent. In the picture is the Shrimp Tempura roll.

2007 May 15
Hi foodie friends.

ok well I did it.
I ventured into the fray and tried one for the team.
on the docket: Sakura Sushi on Merivale Road
(around the corner and a stones throw away from Sushi-Kan)

*Warning multiple picture posts*

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2010 May 24
Nice little place with a few interesting rolls you will only find here.

while not completely on par with other sushi restaurants AYCE it is still very decent and very good.

Service can be a tad bit slow.



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2008 Oct 22
Out of all the restaurants (sushi and otherwise)I've been to in Ottawa this has to be my least favorite. Everything negative I read about it online (but gave Sakura the benefit of the doubt and tried it anyway)was completely true.
The service left alot to be desired. They just dropped everything they served to us on the table without a word. They brought out our food at completely different times. I received and finished my first dish before my boyfriend even got his food and he had already finished all of his (over 20 minutes later) by the time they gave me the rest of what i had ordered. I would have asked them what the hold up was but they never even back to our table. There were only 2 other people in the restaurant so I can't imagine they were very busy.
The food didn't even make up for the lack of service. My shrimp tempura roll was soggy and pre-soaked in soy sauce, and the green salad i ordered was TINY and had nothing but a few pieces of lettuce, one slice of pepper and a few carrot shavings maybe. The sushi my boyfriend had was chewy and not fresh at all. The miso soup was powdery and tasteless. The only decent thing about it was the low price. Needless to say I was very disappointed and will not be going back and recommend people stay away from this place.

2008 Mar 2
The only thing that could've been improved upon here was the unagi. Mr. Nanook and I both found it rubber y and lacking flavour. Everything else was fantastic. The presentation of our nigiri and rolls in a large plate was beautiful. I wish I'd had my camera!

2007 Sep 18
Went with large group of colleagues for the dinner AYCE. We didn't order anything too adventurous so we filled up on spicy salmon/crispy salmon rolls, soft shell crab rolls, and lots of sashimi. Everything was fresh. The rolls could use a little less rice and more filling in some cases.

Service was great, not one dish was missed the entire evening and we weren't rushed out or made to feel like we were intruding. At my time of visiting this restaurant didn't have a liquor license so we were confined to soda and ice water which was too bad.

Overall a decent 'all you can eat' experience, I would return.



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2008 Mar 2
We ordered the white tuna, salmon and red snapper sashimi. It was better quality that other AYCE places. The pieces were also thicker and bigger.




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2008 Mar 2
The Edamame was wonderful - served warm and still crunchy. It could use a bit more salt, but was tasty enough for us to order seconds.