We only go once every couple of months or so because of the wait, but the hostess always recognizes us and always treats us well,as does the wait staff. The portions are large and always fresh, the langustino roll is amazing! Highly recommend!
went to pick up food to bring home,place was crazy busy. when i got my teriyaki steak home ,i did'nt want any body else to try any.it was the best.tender cut of meat. fine food. always crowded.try to get there early,good luck. too bad mago's aint across the street no more ,because if sakura had a line up. i'd go across the street to mago's for a chashu burger.ha ha
Maybe if you live close by it and like the smell of an end of the day fish market while you eat.
There are so many tastier places that aren't more expensive. I would only eat at Sakura if I lived near there (and the couple times a year my friend makes me go because he does live near there).
Signed - Deep sea fisherman who lived in Japan for five years...
Food is good but when we were sitting at the bar. A customer complained that there was a fly in one of the ingredients that the sushi chef's were using and after taking a look at what they were point at I saw the fly sitting in the food....
there's along line any night of the week. I don't do lines but finally gave in....Imagine my surprise when I saw Harry (from Hide when it was the hole-in- the-wall on Sawtelle that is now gr/eats) behind the bar. Sushi is top quality and not necessary pricey. Yumm! Hostess (owner?) is friendly and efficient. It's a comfy neighborhood hangout with quality food.
What are they making from the old Mago's anyway?
Super fresh sushi, great portions, friendly service at this family establishment. I go at least once a week. I've been to Nobu's, Koi, etc, but this is the place I go for good sushi and easy going atmosphere.
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