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Sakai Japanese & Korean Cuisine


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Miso Soup
Soy bean based soup with scallions, mushroom, and tofu
Sunomono Soup
Clear fish broth with seafood, green onion, seaweed, and tofu
Mandu Soup
Clear beef broth soup with egg drop, sakai dumplings and scallions
House Salad
Spring​ mix with iceberg lettuce, tomato, avocado and hiyashi wakame
Wakame Salad
Hiyashi​ wakame, cucumber with nutty sesame dressing on the side
Sunomono Salad
Ebi, tako, hokigai on top of hiyashi wakame served in ponzu sauce
Poky Salad
Fresh tuna, julianed seaweed and tobigo with a spicy sauce
Kunsei Salad
Smoked salmon, hiyashi wakame, shredded daikon, ponzu sauce
Organic Edamame
Delicious and healthy! Steamed soya bean pods with a little salt
Small 5.00
Large 9.00
Mandu Yaki
Deep fried homemade sakai dumplings - filled with beef, pork, cabbage, carrots, scallions, tofu, egg and potato starch noodles
Agae Dashi Tofu
Deep fried tofu in flour batter with teriyaki sauce, scallions and bonto
Hiya Yakko
Cold tofu with soy, vinegar and chili flakes and shredded nori
Tako Yaki
Fried minced octopus ball with unagi and katsu sauce
Ebi Shumai
Minced shrimp and scallops, open faced dumplings, steamed and broiled
Kaki Fry
Luxurious breaded oysters served with katsu dipping sauce
Yaki Dori
Chicken and vegetable skewers with sweet and salty teriyaki sauce
Eggplant Tempura
Sticks of eggplant tempura with gingery sweet and salty sauce
Shrimp Tempura
Shrimp and assorted vegetables tempura, served with sweet gingery dipping sauce, (vegetarian tempura available)
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews sashimi korean beef fresh seafood rice salad love sushi great sushi sushi bar wide variety of sushi open kitchen never disappoints kaki fry booth servers gta
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant ❤️ Amazing tasty food . Korean & Japanese . Casual style, seating in view of open kitchen. Booths & tables with an extra step up level that could cater to events. Wait staff speak English and are great for suggestions. I’m...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shore T
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Have been here a few times in the past. One of the few places you can go in Burlington before 5:00pm on a Sunday. As always food and service is top notch. Hot Pot is a speciality, comes to the table boiling. Sushi is good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FunFoodFinder
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We three dined here last night and were delighted with the food and sake. We shared numerous plates of both Japanese and Korean fare. The seafood was 2nd to none and the Korean beef dish was outstanding. Sake was top notch and the desserts were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TanaLeah
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Sushi is my "go to" food and this is THE BEST!!!! I travel all the way from Niagara just to get my Sakai sushi fix! Great service, nice atmosphere and EXCELLENT food!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laurie N
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I had lunch there this week and the food and value were exceptional. I had Chicken Karashi with rice. Beyond delicious. My companion had shrimp tempura. He paid and commented on the low price. We had a magnificent lunch for 2 for $30. (Actually, I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taxwizz
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Real fresh fish at Sakai, love the sashimi (especially some of the torched pieces). Also tried the hamachi maki which was absolutely delicious. A la carte sushi is always better than AYCE. Sakai is a nice restaurant with good prices for fresh sushi. Tempura udon...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 152nattyl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My friend & I came here for dinner as she had previously tried it and liked the food. A nice welcome and good service throughout our meal. Very pleasant and comfortable surroundings. We decided to share 2 different entrees: chicken teriyaki & seafood yaki. This...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mara B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

My kids took me here for Mother's Day and I had a great time. The staff were extremely friendly and personable, and the food came out quickly. We tried the Korean side of the menu which was very authentic and delicious. Each dish came with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Anitka1
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A wonderful discovery. We love sushi and sashimi and this is by far the best in the area! We certainly did not find this expensive considering the quality of the fresh seafood provided. The extensive menu is a delight and service prompt and friendly. Love...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BenOntarioCANADA
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our go-to for sushi/sashimi in Burlington and Sakai never disappoints. The grown ups had: sushi lunch, sashimi lunch and the Sakai bento lunch. The 9 year old had deep fried mandu. Fish was fresh and service was prompt and efficient. No complaints!

Date of visit: March 2018
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