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“Make your own sushi!”
Review of Sakura Sushi

Sakura Sushi
Ranked #351 of 670 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 10
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Fusion and Traditional Sushi Restaurant. The first Sushi Restaurant in the town, we are proud to always have fresh ingredients and quality services.
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We went to Sakura with high expectations given the reviews here. We are from Portland Oregon where Sushi is pretty good. However, for ~USD$55 we had one rainbow roll, 1 nigiri, 1/2 sashimi, 1 tempura (mostly fried potatoes in batter),1 beer and two juices! The fish was obviously thawed, the rice was either defrosted, or badly cooked. The amount of rice to actual fish ration as ~80% to 20% in other words hardly any fish! The owner made zero effort to connect with his two tables worth of clients. When his sushi cook dropped the paper order from another client onto our food their was little effort made to apologize or to offer to replace our food. All in all, what I recommend anyone do is to find fresh seafood at Supermaxi, cook their own fresh rice (as it should be), buy a couple of beers, invite some friends over and have a better experience than this outrageously overpriced nonsense they are trying to pass off as Sushi. I feel bad for Cuencanos who have nothing better to compare this sad attempt.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

I, think everything was pretty good. I really enjoyed. The food was delicious. The only con is that it's kind of expensive.

Date of visit: August 2012
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1  Thank Priscilla-Cornejo
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Small restaurant with a very limited menu for entrees. Staff seem somewhat untrained & dishes don't look quite like they're pictured on the menu. Best bet . . .stick to the sushi !

Date of visit: September 2012
1  Thank Cuencathom
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

The place is right on the river in Cuenca and, although when I was there they were repaving the river path so I could not enjoy it, it is a good quiet location.
The service is friendly and attentive. The food is slightly above average but if you are a fan of sushi it will not blow you away in terms of freshness of ingredients and variety of dishes offered.
Overall if you really have a craving for sushi and want a nice dinner come here but don't expect to find the best sushi in Ecuador.

Date of visit: June 2012
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2  Thank Alter77
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

The tour books all seem to recommend this place for their food and $4 set lunch. We went down for their set lunch only to discover that it is not offered. Too bad ... so we ordered Teriyaki and Yakiniku for lunch along with a couple of waters.

The service was average. The ambiance is good. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time. The only unfortunate part was that the portions were too small. We both left hungry and about $18 poorer which is twice what I figured we would pay for lunch when I walked in.

Date of visit: December 2011
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1  Thank Stremma
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