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273 Mott St., New York, NY 10012 40.723991 -73.994507
nr. Houston St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-941-8383 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 8th St., Eldridge St. to Mercer St.


Mostly tourists and students settle in at Sakura, a Japanese-slash-Thai joint scantily decorated with blue-tiled walls and Hello Kitty statuettes. Appetizers include the usual suspects: negimaki, gyoza, and shumai, which swaps the usual shrimp filling for pork. House sushi rolls are a little more inventive. The Soho, a spicy concoction of tuna and avocado wrapped in scallop, packs a punch; the Nolita, with mango and eel, suits milder, sweeter palates. Japanese entrées are mostly chicken and fish, like a sloppy-looking steamed Chilean sea bass swimming in black-bean sauce with onions and peppers. The Thai side of the menu offers more variety—a lemongrass pork chop or duck with basil sauce in addition to noodles and curries. Desserts are a welcome finish: the fried banana, which resembles a taquito, is sprinkled with sesame seeds and provides a delectable treat.

Recommended Dishes

SoHo roll, $12.99; fried banana, $3.99