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Sakura Waialae
Sakura Waialae

Sakura Waialae Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (808) 259-7100
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Mon 11am-2pm
    Thu-Sun 11am-2pm
    Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-12am


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryojiro Tsuchiya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Tuesday night, & Late Night Special On

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kapahulu Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 8 restaurant parking on left side of restaurant ,Also freeparking available right side of restaurant about 20-30 lot.
A word from Sakura Waialae
The Saukra, or Cherry blossoms in Japan, represent the best time of year for grilling outdoors and celebrating the best time of year. Sakura restaurant on Waialae Ave. wants to give diners that feeling Always! We have the freshest sushi and some traditional regional dishes of Japan; and we offer some modern makeovers with new style! please come and let us make you feel at home.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The two of us had dined here before and have always found the food more than satisfactory. Every dish has a different twist that makes it different from other restaurants in its category. The spicy ahi handrolls were not unique, but good with fresh, crisp nori, The vegetable salad topped with a small tempura softshell crab was excellent. The broiled salmon with misoyaki sauce was very good. Dessert was a large platter of French toast topped with lots of whipped cream and fresh strawberries and a bottle of maple syrup to pour over it all. It seemed so excessive for the diet conscious, but it was great! Plus they had a large dollop of extra whipped cream sprinkled with diced fresh strawberries on the platter. We ate it all."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My group went on a Thursday night. There was a big group that arrived just before we did. Only one server and needless to say, service was very slow. Dishes were brought out one or two at a time so the kitchen staff must have also been short staffed. Not impressed with the food or the service."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "What an amazing night! Cold beers, good food, great friends, and listening to Dave Toma!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've been deciding for awhile to try this place out. Finally did and was glad I did. If you go during happy hour you have a wider selection to choose from. The food was good, the service was great but the desert, excellent! You have to try the sweetbread french toast cheesecake. It's the BOMB!!! Happy Eating.....;)"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Décor has a lot of potential, however all the cardboard box clutter does not add to the Japanese theme. The service was also lacking. Appetizers and dinner arrived at the same time. One of the waitresses were eating cookies while waiting for the food to come out of the kitchen. Food was not worth the price. Would have gotten better at Shirokiya."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Went on a weeknight and it was empty, which worked out for us. Service was great as we practically had the place to our self and our own waiter. The only disappointment was with the sushi bar. Sushi bar did not have toro, California roll did not have real crab, and did not have tamago. The hamachi however was excellent as well as other selection of sushi we ordered. Although was not busy it made for atmosphere that allowed us to have a casual dinner with good friends. I would definitely go back if restaurant is still open."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Sunday lunch was quiet with only 3 tables occupied. They made Nigiri sushi for us even if it wasn't on the menu. Menu offers sashimi platter ($20). The Maguro was about $6/ 2 piece order. Unagi was $8.75/2 piece order. It was good but I wouldn't say melt in your mouth fresh. The (Dassai 50) sake didn't taste like what we (often) drink... the bottle didn't even look the same. The sake wasn't as sweet or smooth. Oh well..."
    Dined on 10/6/2013