Sakura Restaurant

Twin Cities, Minnesota

4.2 / 7 votes

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High quality Japanese standards in St. Paul

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Added by Sharyn Morrow on Jul 23 04 (last updated May 18 15)

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Very nice restaurant, with a few veggie selections to choose from for lunch.
I'll have to try the vegetarian bento box if I go here again.
This time I had veggie tempura and sushi combination ($12.99 I think). It was delicious.
Individual sushi choices were limited to roasted squash, and pickled radish (along with cucumber and avocado rolls of course). High quality food in the heart of down town St. Paul (and the price reflects this).

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Really fresh, tasty food. Our waitress was charming and very helpful in suggesting veganizable option.

We had the spinach with sesame appetizer to start. It is quite small but tasty. I prefer the spinach and sesame at the other Japanese place in downtown STP, Tampopo, but the version at Sakura is also good. If I didn't have Tampopo to compare to, it would have seemed even better, I'm sure.

Our waitress suggested the Sukiyaki made without the usual beef. It was DELICIOUS. The bowl was rice with napa cabbage, spinach, mushrooms, what looked like glass/mung bean noodles and silken tofu (not fried) covered with a sweet mirin/soy sauce based light sauce. It was very light but also filling and nourishing. We greatly enjoyed it!

Avoid the miso soup, as it's made with bonito (tuna). The waitress was very up-front with that information and seemed well informed on the ingredients in the food. A nice change of pace. :) Prices are reasonable and food was tasty. Recommended!

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Downtown St. Paul


Accepts Reservations


$$$ - expensive


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Japanese


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly


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11:30am - 10:30pm
11am - 11pm
noon - 9:30pm

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