English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 41 reviews)
“Nice looking restaurant, but food was average”
We were staying in a hotel within walking distance of this restaurant. We were actually looking for a different place, but "The Sakura" looked nice, so we took a chance. The first thing the waiter did was ask me (in Japanese) if we had a reservation. Although I can speak some Japanese, because he ...spoke in such a soft voice I could barely hear him. He then re-asked me in perfect English, which was nice, because usually no one will speak English to me in Japan unless they're at a high-end hotel or unless they are compelled to. We didn't have a reservation, and even though it was a Monday (or Tuesday) night, a lot of reservations had been made. Nonetheless, the waiter gave us a table. It was so dark that we couldn't see the menu. He actually removed a small decorative light from a different area and put it on our table, which really didn't make any sense. Finally we pointed to a well-lit table and he sat us there. (But why he didn't do that the first time is a mystery. The menu looked somewhat appetizing and the prices didn't seem too high. They had "special seasonal drinks," and I ordered one (passionfruit/kiwi "sparkling"). It was okay at best. I ordered a hamburger (which they were advertising in a poster outside the restaurant) and my husband ordered a more Japanese-style "stamina" steak dinner. Throughout the course of the evening, we were tended to by the waiter and sometimes a waitress, both who seemed to forget about us until we alerted them to our presence. They were polite and pretty, but they didn't seem to be paying that much attention. The food was delivered to us by a robot, which seemed bizarre, because the atmosphere of the restaurant, at first glance, seemed classy. But we soon realized that the number of staff was minimum, even though the dining space was quite large. I cannot say that anything we ate was impressive, nor were the drinks that special. I will say that the interior was clean and appealing, but ultimately it didn't make that much difference, because the staff didn't seem to be paying close attention to what was going on. That might have been because there were only a few of them and they were counting on the robot to take care of some of their duties. I do not think the robot made that much of a difference. So, thumbs up on appearance, and the waiter and waitress were both very attractive, and extra points for the waiter, since he spoke clear, beautiful English. But none of that matters if the food isn't great, and the food was "acceptable." I will not return.
Visited July 2022
“Great meal, service and value - All round top notch!”
Stayed in the nearby Hilton and wanted to go out to eat but not venture back to the station area of town. Found this and a number of other restaurants in a precinct area not visible from street level, so easy to miss, but only 50 metres from the hotel. Restaurant has a varied menu and the quality of... food was excellent with fab service to boot. Tried a variety of dishes but can highly recommend the beef steak. Restaurant has a nice ambiance and quite relaxing and staff are very attentive without being overbearing.
Visited August 2018
“Love the Japanese food”
The restaurant verieties of cuisine. European, Italian, German and Japanese.we live Japanese food, and are in Japan - so it was obvious to try their version for Japanese food. It was good. We took the deal of fish + sashimi + shusi. Everything was great!
Visited March 2018
“Excellent food immaculate restaurant ”
My first night in Tokyo - I went with my daughter and her one year old - staff was excellent. The Sakura dining had excellent food, well presented, soooo tasty and superb staff served in immaculate environment. The waiter was attentive and the presentation beautiful. Everything tastes wonderful- De...finitly recommend!
Visited November 2017
“Seriously good dining experience ”
One of the best steak places I have ever come across... hand on heart. The place is immaculately clean, the decor is traditional and subtle and the service courteous and professional. The best thing however us the food. I tried their Japanese beef and the experience was excellent. The steak literall...y melts in your mouth. I also had their chocolate gateau with ice cream which was very nice too. Overall a very satisfactory experience. Will have no trouble highly recommending this place to fellow lovers of good steak.
Visited June 2017