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Sakura’s Blossoming Cuisine

Digest Lite Bites

December 10, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

If you love donburi, then you’ll definitely want to visit the newly opened Sakura Terrace at 1240 S. King St. between Piikoi and Keeaumoku streets.

  • Spicy Ahi & Ikura Don ($13.50)
  • Sakura Chirashi Sushi Don ($18)
  • Marketing director Marilyn Cariaga with Unagi Oshi Zusi ($13.50)
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The classy, casual restaurant opened its doors a month ago, and offers tasty food at reasonable prices in a very welcoming setting. Customers also will be pleased with the beautiful presentation, nice size portions, complimentary green tea, a friendly staff, free parking and even the chairs are noticeably comfortable.

“The concept is really simple — good food, great prices and a relaxing atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating,” says marketing director Marilyn Cariaga. “We serve good Japanese food specializing in donburi.”

The restaurant’s signature dish is the Sakura Chirashi Sushi Don ($18) prepared with ahi, yellow-tail, salmon, ikura, uni, sushi rice mixed with grilled salmon flakes, sesame seeds and nori. Also popular is the Spicy Ahi & Ikura Don ($13.50) consisting of spicy ahi, ikura, sushi rice, sesame seeds, nori, an original jalapeno shoyu sauce and tobiko. And a must-try appetizer is the Unagi Oshi Zusi ($13.50) featuring a rectangular-shaped pressed sushi rice topped with freshwater eel, avocado, radish sprout and cream cheese.

There’s also a cafe menu with espresso, coffee and homemade desserts, including a toothsome Flan ($5.50) that is just the perfect addition to complete your meal.

“We use fresh, healthy ingredients and high-quality seafood,” notes Cariaga. “The response has been very positive. We already have many return customers. They seem to enjoy the experience.”

Sakura Terrace

  • Where
    • 1240 South King Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Call
    • (808) 591-1181
  • Hours
    • 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Sundays
  • Website

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