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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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4545 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6249
+1 310-822-7790
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orem, Utah
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We tried Sakura tonight when our first choice was closed for a private party, but we were not disappointed. The restaurant is quite small, but was very busy the entire time we were there. We were a group of 5 and ordered both Sushi and regular menu. The food was served incredibility fast, it starting coming within 5 minutes of... More 

Thank Richard H
Springfield, Missouri
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This isn't a touristy place that will probably change everything in six months, at least that's not the impression I get. The food was great, and prices seemed pretty reasonable of LA. The service was also very good. I saw no problems with the food quality and everything seemed to be very fresh. We only had a couple of simple... More 

Thank labsnbeagles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good sushi! Good prices! Good service! Little noisy but this is a real popular place with locals. Lots of choices. There are also many dinner entrees that looked good but we only in the mood for sushi. We also had seared tuna. It was my favorite of the three items we tried. We ordered a baked Alaska roll and California... More 

Thank Michele C
Los Angeles
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is one busy place. There always seems to be a wait for a table (no reservations). There does not seem to be a user-friendly way of letting them know you want to be on their list. I had to ask a customer if there was a list and he told me to go see one of the ladies who... More 

Thank FrequentTraveller034
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went to eat here our 1st night in Culver City as we were staying around the corner & this was recommended to us by Air B&B rental. This place was packed so that's always a good sign, it's a little noisy so I wouldn't recommend if you want privacy. My sister order a check of fish which she said was... More 

Thank yvnet
Marina del Rey, California
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321 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Sakura has been around for years. It has always had great Japanese food, from their sushi to their dumplings. It was a local place for so long and I miss that--no lines, come day or night and sit right down. Well, it went and got discovered a few years back and now you will wait to get a table for... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles, California
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369 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Sakura is always busy and takes no reservations, so either show up right when they open or be prepared to wait a little while in a crowded interior on just outside the front door. The good news: it is worth the wait! The food is consistently delicious, freshly prepared and satisfying. This place is informal and hectic, but for traditional... More 

Thank ECrowther
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I have been to this place multiple times but so far never got around to write a review. This place is a local gem that attracts a lot of repeat customers. The fish is very fresh and cut generously for sushi and sashimi. So the fish to rice ratio is much better than in other similarily priced sushi restaurants. The... More 

Thank ForeignObserver2
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was one of our favorite restaurants for many years. The food was wonderful and the owners and staff were friendly and helpful. Alas, we sense that ownership and/or something has changed. We recently went in for lunch and got not a smile or a kind gesture from anyone. In fact, we got "attitude" from the hostess and, once seated,... More 

Thank WickedPissah46
New York City, New York
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331 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a small place crowded with were evidently regulars with the noise level inhibiting conversation at normal level. The sushi was very good but nothing stood out as exceptional. The service was good and if I lived 15 minutes away it would probably be a restaurant I frequented when I wanted decent sushi. It is not a destination restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4545 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-822-7790

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?