Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant
Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant

Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sakuragardencuisine.com/Glastonbury/aboutus.html
  • Phone: 8604305600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant
Treat yourself to HIBACHI cuisine with our Cowboy-Style chefs demonstrating their excellent cooking skills. Our hibachi party can host 100+ people. You can also try our FUSION sushi, dining at the base of the Mt. Fuji portrait at the sushi bar.
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Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (10)good for groups (10)special occasion (10)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Mix up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I will post this privately since we have had many more positive experiences there than bad. This visit, we were shorted 1 shrimp entree for our group (2 rather than 3) and instead of cooking more shrimp our Hibatchi chef just split what he had between the last 2 orders. Since my food was already on my plate, it was left up to us to rearrange our portions so the 3 of us had enough food. Since it was late and we were starving we didn't complain but it should have been handled differently from your end from the discovery of the mistake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing sushi
    ekf99
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wow, we were blown away by the four rolls we ordered. We dined here two days ago, and we can't stop talking about our food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to take Ma and family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My mom was in town from Seattle and there aren't many (diverse) food options in Connecticut as compared to other places. My oldest daughter suggested Sakura in Glastonbury for Teppanyaki which we have eaten at once before. We had 5:30 reservations for a party of 7. No problems getting seated and the staff were friendly. The food was better than many other Teppanyaki restaurants and the place had a good vibe. Recommended if you are looking for something different than Italian or American Grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Families and celebrations
    NoakVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our kids always request a birthday dinner at one of the hibachi tables and we're never disappointed with the "show!" The chefs are entertaining and funny and the food is very good. When I made our most recent reservation through Open Table I noted that we were celebrating a birthday and had no idea they would surprise us with a special dessert. Very thoughtful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi at Sakura!
    canyodl
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My family often dines at Sakura for sushi or hibachi. They have a great selection of specialty sushi rolls that look as good as they taste. They also offer many options other than sushi. You can get a hibachi meal even if not at a hibachi table. We went on a Sunday afternoon and was disappointed they were not offering the lunch menu (they have the dinner menu all day on Sundays). Other than that it is one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 81 reviews are from the Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Graduation
    Grad
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took the family following graduation. Everything was great and a lot of participation / fun. Also perfect menu since my daughter is a vegetarin
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Koeka
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Incredible menu choices and the chef allows minor recommendations of your meal to suit dietary needs...we're coming back for sure
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extensive Menu
    Koeka
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great menu choices and the staff was very helpful in helping us decide...lot's to choose from...great place
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Local
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We've eaten here several times. It's one of the better hibachi restaurants we've tried over the year. Parking is a challenge - arrive early!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific experience
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Our first time to this restaurant and we loved every aspect of it. The sushi was incredible and the decor of the restaurant so lovely...waitress was very helpful....we just loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to Sakura for a friends
    Jocelyn22
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went to Sakura for a friends birthday with a small party of 6. We sat at the hibachi bar but they also have a dining room, sushi bar, and regular bar so there are plenty of options for all types of groups. The hibachi was great, sushi was incredible and the whole environment was very lively with a touch of sophistication. I would go here again and recommend to anyone for a change of pace from your typical dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat
    Tetsuhara
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is our favorite couples night place to eat. Classier than most. Service always good and friendly. Had considered having our daughter's wedding reception here but no private dining room. The only complaint is often few parking spaces available. On this night a huge Whole Foods delivery trailer was blocking off 4-6 prime parking spots right in front of the restaurant. Boo on Whole foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi
    CAB3VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The sushi was the best we have had in quite a while. Very fresh and many choices. My 7 year old loves sushi as long as its made very small for him, they accommodated this and where very kind to him, letting him try the green tea ice cream before he ordered it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There is better
    ZMan
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Various sushi rolls were good but not great. There was a limited variety compared to many sushi restaurants in the area. The fish was fresh but the overall presentations were not very creative again in comparison.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Day Celebration
    HungryBunch
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This restaurant is a real Jewel. The surroundings are very elegant ( for those who think this is important). The service and food was really great and the prices were very reasonable. The menu selection is also varied. (Something for everyone). What went through my mind the whole time was how lucky we were to find such a great restaurant on Christmas Day when so many other restaurants are closed. We had reservations but you could have also just walked in. Because there was nothing else open, there was plenty of convenient parking also. I am a little biased because I like Asian food, but I think anyone would like the food here. We were very satisfied. What a Great Place!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We ordered the tempura shrimp appetizer. My son doesn't usually like shrimp and he devoured it. Excellent. I had the Chilean sea bass. It was wonderful. I savored every bite. The presentation was very nice too. The wait staff was very efficient and catered to our needs. I would certainly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    it was our first experience at a hibachi restaurant and we were more than pleased. the food was excellent and the entertainment was awesome as well. we can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • once again a delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I have eaten at Sakura quite a few times and each time I am amazed. The food is right on the money and so is the price. I know that it is the holiday season and it gets quite crowded at restaurants, but it is worth the time and effort, and that is why I use Open table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Hibachi
    mytwoangels
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Sakura is a great, kid friendly place for a meal. The food is terrific, and quantities are large. Entertainment is great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected.
    SB20
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I made reservations for 8p.m. and was not seated til 8:35p.m. After being seated we waited another hour for our cook. When we acquired about our cook and ridicilous wait time we were told it was a busy Night. The food was good once we ate. Then my bday desert was not what we ordered and the waitress Couldn't find what was ordered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite restaurants.
    FirsttimerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    One of our favorite restaurants. Always good food and service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While the food was good, we
    FirsttimerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    While the food was good, we were surprised that the restaurant would not serve "Happy Hour" drinks in the main dining room. I had to go to the bar to get our drinks. Seems to be a silly policy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Crowded so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Excellent food. Crowded so service was a tad slow but we enjoyed our evening out anyway.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Recently a new sushi chef has join the ranks of Sakura Garden Japanese Restaurant. The chef has brought a new look and taste to Sakura. I have been fortunate to enjoy several new dishes prepared by Tony. Each one is excellent. Hopefully they will be found on the menu or specials soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Hibachi style restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    We go once a year. The cooks are always entertaining. Food Selection is good and presented well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience again
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I frequent Sakura in GLastonbury and have had yet another terrific-as-usual- dining experience. Different waiter, different seat but same great food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Can't wait to go
    caelplVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Excellent! Can't wait to go there again for their specialty sushi rolls!!! Get there early, though; parking spaces are very limited with around a dozen restaurants in the immediate area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but the Same
    roander
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    There's nothing different about the hibachi area of this restaurant. The food is the same, the "chefs" perform the same routine as every other hibachi restaurant I have been to. That's not to say the food isn't good, it is, but it's not any different. The only real annoyance was the television sets scattered all around the hibachi section. We are there to enjoy the show and it is rude and disrespectful to those guys who are trying to entertain us to have to compete with televisions. I go to a restaurant to get away from media and enjoy time with my friends and family. Not watch TV. I have had lunch in the dining room and enjoyed the food there very much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet ambiance for food and company
    Steakers
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    The server and food were good. My sushi for one was good. My husband had chicken hibachi. We had a vegetable tempura for appetizer. My husband had a zombie and ice tea for me. Alex was attentive and knew when to replace another ice tea. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet another great experience:)
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The restaurant was very busy therefor the service was a bit slower than normal. However, the waitress was not stressed-appearing and was very friendly. The food was terrific. Yet another great experience:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!
    CarpeDiem
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Sakura's interior is well appointed, with comfortable seating and tasteful decorations that make one comfortable as soon as you enter. Although I'm not experienced with sushi, I felt at ease because our waiter was so eager to pleae. My daughter and I had miso soup which was excellent. We also shared a Boston roll, a Tuna roll and a Spicy Santa roll - all of which were beautifully presented and tasty. My husband was a bit disappointed in his chicken tempura platter, but acknowledged that he should have ordered a less fattening dish. Unlike some other restaurants in town which are upbeat and noisy, we were able to feel relaxed and to chat quietly. Overall, it was a great meal, and I'll definitely go back again to try some of the raw entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Travel Favorite
    TanyaVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    I dine here often when in the area for business. This visit the service was off. The delay in taking my beverage order was not typical. Usually the staff is right on top of things. Based on the number of filled tables, I could not figure out what was taking my server so long. My salad and soup included with the hibachi meal was delivered and I had to call the server back for silverware and she only brought a fork. I didn't even bother to call her back for the knife. The food was good as usual but the service was not up to par and what I experienced on previous visits. I might add that I dined solo at one of the tables instead of in the hibachi room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I had yet another terrific experience at Sakura. I am always greeted with a smile. That friendly service continues throughout my dining. Even the people sitting next to us were friendly. They were smiling and joking as we shared comments on the food and environment. This part doesn't always happen but it is not surprising. Sakura is always consistent in the delivery of friendly, fun service of fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Once again I find myself boasting about Sakura, this was my fourth visit in the last week, and I am still amazed at the service and the food. There is new sushi chef, and his new ideas and style is quite unique. I give him a ten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    MWeater
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Had a great time. It was a wonderful place to take "MOM" on Mothers day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Hostess
    SlowVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    You have the most professional and "on the ball" hostess! Amanda always goes over and beyond. She's pleasant, helpful and a pleasure to deal with!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a solid choice for traditional
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    a solid choice for traditional Japanese sushi & cooked dishes. fresh if uninspired choices & friendly staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Excellent, creative sushi; went well with plum wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorite restaurants.
    FirsttimerVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, great service. Always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delicious and fresh
    Shell
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Absolutely delicious and fresh food. Great server recommendations!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.