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Sakura

35-15 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, NY 11105 40.774809 -73.908773
nr. 36th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-777-2188 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Prices

$10.95-$22.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Astoria Blvd. to Nineteenth Ave., 48th St. to 21st St.

Profile

Sakura’s setting on Astoria’s restaurant row ups the ante for a local sushi joint—and the restaurant is up to the challenge. It handles a lot of takeout and delivery, but it draws diners with an interior of handsome cabinetry walls, black lacquered tables, and a trim rear sushi bar. The chow is more than competent. Miso soup is ho-hum, but the kimchee soup is bracing, and a salmon-skin-studded salad is not only deliciously crunchy, but a steal at just a few bucks. A Sakura sushi roll juxtaposes spicy salmon with bland tempura, but cut rolls featuring just the spicy fish are silky and tangy. A bevy of sweet-tempered young waitresses are quick to bring you a dish of spicy additive mayo and other requested condiments to savor with sushi and sashimi assortments, which are generous, carefully made, and ocean fresh. Cooked dishes like yosenabe stews and teriyakis are also on offer, and lunch means remarkably cheap sushi platters or bento boxes. Sakura means “festival,” and diners here do, indeed, seem to enjoy themselves.

Beans for Less Green

At Sakura, a preprandial bowl of edamame is delivered to your table—on the house.

Recommended Dishes

Salmon-skin salad, $4.50; spicy cut rolls, $4.50; sushi-sashimi combination, $21.95 for one, $39.95 for two

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