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Eclectic Japanese Cuisine is Always in Bloom

Chew On This Digest

September 30, 2012

Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Leah Friel

Having been open for less than a year, Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe is flourishing with contemporary Japanese dining concepts that go beyond the norm. What began as a restaurant that specialized in donburi dishes soon sprouted new ideas, and has since then added grilled meats, sushi and an assortment of seafood to its menu.

The ever-popular Sakura Bento enthralls diners who want a bit of everything. Priced at $15.75 for lunch and $18 for dinner, this bento of all bentos offers up a spectacular meal consisting of rice, miso soup, salad and your choice of two dishes including sashimi (ahi, hamachi, salmon), shrimp and seasonal vegetable tempura, saikoro steak (cubed steak on thinly sliced potatoes), teriyaki chicken and grilled salmon. You want it all? Now you have it.

Whether you’re dining with family, friends or business partners, Sakura Terrace has items specifically made for sharing among guests. Take Matsuri Chirashi, for example. Presented in an oke bowl with rice, shrimp, ikura, unagi, egg and more, this entree feeds two people during lunch ($13.75) and four to five individuals during dinner ($30).

“Sharing food brings people closer together,” says Sakura Terrace marketing director Marilyn Cariaga. “In addition to Matsuri Chirashi, people also can order other dishes to share along with it, such as Saikoro Steak ($10.75), Garlic Shrimp with Burnt Rice ($19.75) or Vegetable Nimono ($6.25).”

Everything’s coming up roses — or rather sakura — at this South King Street establishment, as there’s always something new to entertain your taste buds.

Sakura Terrace

1240 S. King St., Honolulu
591.1181
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (cafe/lunch), 5-10 p.m. (dinner)
Sundays, 4:30-9:30 p.m. (dinner)
sakuraterrace.com

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