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“Meh. expensive, not all that great.”
Review of Sakura Sushi - CLOSED

Sakura Sushi
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 10
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We went here the first day we got into cuenca, excited to eat some sushi for the first time in months. The cheapest (basic) rolls were $8, which seemed like a little much, so we just got two.

They weren't bad, but not good either. Okay flavor, but they were 3/4 rice. No wasabi, either.

The atmosphere was nothing special and the service wasn't great. We found a better sushi experience elsewhere in cuenca.

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Thank geegollygosh
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4 - 8 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 28 August 2013

Left over rice from the night before and very old fish. Ate two pieces. That was enough. It is supposed to open at 1pm. Staff got there at 1:15. We were in no rush at all but they gave us food that was old and rancid. I would never go back under any circumstances.

3  Thank Intensepence
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

The crab and tuna was excellent, and the rolls were very flavorful. But the salmon that we ordered was pretty obviously straight out of the freezer, and tasted a little like freezer burn. But if you are craving some Sushi, go for it!

1  Thank YancPants
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Great sushi. The menu has various options from niguiris to tepanyakis. Its location is great, right at the center of cuenca, gives you the chance to take a nice walk after dinner

1  Thank JorgePGuayaquil
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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.

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3  Thank lostinmytravels
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