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Sakura Terrace

Cheers To Chirashi

When we think of sushi, images of classic nigiri with pristine slices of raw fish resting over precise mounds of vinegar-infused rice come to mind, as do thoughts of perfectly crafted maki rolls. In actuality, though, sushi comes in many shapes and sizes, and some forms are more unique — and full of surprises —…

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June 18, 2017

A Getaway For Fresh Fish

Hidden well within the hustle and bustle of Honolulu is Sakura Terrace, which offers diners authentic Japanese fare in a tranquil atmosphere. The restaurant is nestled along South King Street and offers indoor and outdoor seating for guests, along with lots of convenient and free parking. Most unique about Sakura Terrace is that its dishes…

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January 29, 2017

Still Blooming

For diners looking to enjoy an elegant yet casual atmosphere and delicious Japanese cuisine, look no further than Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe. Nestled along South King Street, the tranquil eatery offers indoor and outdoor seating for guests, along with lots of convenient and free parking. Authentic ingredients — like those at world-famous Tsukiji Market in…

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December 18, 2016

Sakura Terrace

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Deluxe Sakura Chirashi Don ($27) It’s no secret that the Japanese are experts when it comes to fine details, whether it be the intricate patterns of a silk kimono or always perfectly packaged omiyage, or gifts. So it’s no surprise that Japanese cuisine is just as elaborate,…

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October 2, 2016

When Flavor is only Skin Deep

As a child of the ’90s, I grew up watching and loving the sitcom “Friends.” I still catch the reruns now and then, and recently rewatched one of my favorite episodes: “The One with Unagi,” when Ross urges Rachel and Phoebe to master the Japanese concept of awareness when practicing self-defense — a skill he…

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August 21, 2016 ,

I Only Have Eyes For Uni

Growing up, my experiences with sea urchin revolved around swimming in the ocean and trying to avoid stepping on those beautiful, long black and pink prongs of wana that poke out of every nook and cranny of the reef. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to see those spiky creatures in…

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July 24, 2016

Catering to all your Japanese cravings

When you’re craving Japanese fare that’s delicious and aesthetically pleasing, look no further than Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe. The eatery offers an extensive selection of appetizers, entrees and combos that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. The Sakura Style Wafu Cobb Salad ($18) can be a shared appetizer or an entree because of its…

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Fishing Around For Mac-Nut Goodness

To most folks, the mere mention of macadamia nuts evokes images of chocolate-covered treasures that are perfect for snacking on at home or throwing into a care package to send to loved ones and friends on the mainland. But to a chef, macadamia nuts fall into an entirely different category. They’re seen as another amazing…

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May 8, 2016

The Season’s Best

People often say there’s no time like the present, and at Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe, that translates to dining on ingredients that are at their peak this time of year, all tied together in a delicious and elegant seasonal special. Hot off its fourth anniversary last month, the savory sanctuary of ethereal Japanese cuisine just…

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April 10, 2016

Seasonal special full of Japanese charm

Located on South King Street, Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe is a hidden gem of casual and elegant dining. Front of house manager Jaron Takumi says first timers often are pleasantly surprised by the cozy dining space when they stumble upon it. “The food presentations are consistent and simply beautiful, the quality of ingredients used are…

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