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By Yu Shing Ting Photos By Nathalie Walker
December 30, 2012

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Sakura Restaurant has moved to Kaimuki from its original home of seven years at Olomana Golf Links.

Founded by Shuntaro Tsuchiya and his sons Jun and Ryojiro, the casual restaurant features a menu of classic Japanese, American and local favorites, including a great selection of steak and fish dishes.

Some of its most popular items are Mushroom Hamburger Steak ($16), which is topped with grilled mushrooms and a demi glace sauce and served with potatoes and vegetables; Grilled Ahi Belly ($10.95) served on a sizzling platter; and for dessert, Special Homemade Cheesecake with chocolate sauce ($6) is a must.

Also on the menu are various pasta, soup, salad, noodle and rice dishes. There also is a full-bar and happy hour specials from 5 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, including beer for $2.95, house wine and sake for $3.50 and a $5 pupu menu.

At Olomana Golf Links, Sakura Restaurant was known as not just a fun 19th hole hang-out for golfers, but also as a great family-friendly restaurant with tasty food and good service.

Shuntaro died in 2011, but the Tsuchiya family, who also own restaurants in Japan, are committed to providing the same positive experience in their new place.

Sakura Restaurant

3008 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
259.7100
Tuesday-Sunday,11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight