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Sakura’s Flowering Menu

Digest Eat This

May 5, 2012

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Right on the main drag of South King Street, with its busy lanes and bounty of shops, lies a calming oasis of casual elegance, perfect for savoring traditional Japanese fare.

Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe, which opened last November, has sparked conversation for its fresh seafood and classic renditions of donburi, sushi and grilled meats. The restaurant’s Mother’s Day Special ($28), available May 13 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will showcase a little bit of everything, all within a breezy indoor-outdoor seating area. What better way to show appreciation for Mom?

Begin the abundant meal with Miso Soup, Okara Potato Salad and a Tossed Salad enhanced with refreshingly delicious ginger dressing. Then explore an exuberant assortment of Sashimi and delicately Spicy Ahi.

The feast continues with Teriyaki Chicken as well as Saikoro Steak with ginger sauce. After that, you’ll dive into one of the special’s premier dishes — Gomoku Chirashi. This bowl of flavor combines shrimp, unagi, shiitake mushrooms, marinated bamboo shoots, ikura, tobiko and tamago and nori strips on a bed of rice.

Dessert choices include yummy creations such as Wafu Jelly Dessert, made with silky matcha kanten (Japanese gelatin), creamy milk kanten, sweet azuki beans and a drizzle of kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup).

The cafe also boasts a recently extended menu with additional entrees, vegetable dishes and sides. A fully stocked bar, sakes and exclusive Savory Sakura ($8.50) cocktail add new layers to any meal as well.

From celebrating holidays to casual lunches or dinners, Sakura Terrace never disappoints. As marketing director Marilyn Cariaga describes, “It’s a place where you sit and relax. I think that’s important for a dining experience — take the time to enjoy it.”

Sakura Terrace

  • Where
    • 1240 South King Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Call
    • (808) 591-1181
  • Hours
    • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Cafe/Lunch)
    • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Dinner)
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Dinner)
    • Sundays
  • Website