Kingston Eats: Sakura Restaurant 櫻花日本料理

Located at Frontenac Mall, it’s not as convenient as going to downtown or restaurants that are on main bus routes (that said #10 and #71 does pass by Frontenac mall).  We usually go there for the all-you-can-eat menu.  It’s a very big restaurant and but be sure to get there early so you can get a seat full.  Food is decent, it’s not the best but it’s also not very bad.  Just going to list some pros and cons:


  • Sometimes meat could be overcooked and be very tough, I don’t really care because I have a habit of chewing on very tough meat.
  • The meat (seafood are fine from my experience) don’t always seem that fresh 😦 You can taste it somewhat went off already. Granted I never had any food poisoning after eating at Sakura, but food really shouldn’t be served at this quality.
  • Waiters are very rude. Just be prepared, it was never to the point we swore we would never go back because of bad service.  They usually want to make sure you’re not sharing food (if your company consist of people who weren’t on the all-you-can-eat menu).
  • Service could be slow (busy restaurant), so order more items in one setting. Don’t expect everything item ordered to show up though, sometimes items could be missing.


  • Big restaurant, good to go with a large company.
  • Lots of food to choose from, and they aren’t bad quality.
  • It’s all you can eat, with sashimi included. Just eat till you drop, and make sure you ate enough to cover for the price 😛

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

0411 Avocado Salad (Sakura)Avocado salad
Avocado & vegetable with homemade dressing

0311 Seaweed salad (Sakura)Seaweed salad
Japanese style seaweed in delicious sesame sauce

0411 Age Tofu (Sakura)Aged Tofu
Lightly fried tofu with tempura sauce

0411 Gyoza (Sakura)Gyoza
Pan fried crispy pork dumpling

0411 Calamari (Sakura)Calamari
Barbequed squid served with teriyaki sauce

0311 Shrimp Tempura (Sakura) 0411 Shrimp Tempura & Vegetable Tempura (Sakura)Shrimp tempura
Shrimp Tempura & Vegetable Tempura

0411 Eel sushi pizza (Sakura)Eel sushi pizza

0411 Edamame (Sakura)Edamame
Fresh soy beans steamed & lightly salted

0311 Beef Negimaki (Sakura)Beef Negimaki
Scallion specially wrapped in thinly sliced beef served with special sauce

0311 Yakitori (Sakura)Yakitori
Chicken skewers with ichibun’s sauce

0311 Grilled eggplant (Sakura)Grilled eggplant

0411 Teppan Mixed Vegetables (Sakura)Teppan Mixed Vegetables

0411 Chicken Katsu Don (Sakura)Chicken Katsu Don
Deep fried breaded chicken with onion & egg on a bed of rice.

Special Maki

0411 Special Maki (Sakura)Golden Spider Roll
Fried soft shell crab
Rainbow roll
Assorted fresh fish rolled with avocado
Green dragon roll
Strips avocado on dynamite
Hot red dragon roll
Crab, cucumber, avocado inside, spicy tuna outside
Boston roll
Shrimp, crab, avocado, cucumber, cheese inside, fried
Sunshine roll
Salmon, tempura & avocado inside, topped with fresh salmon, scallion spicy creamy sauce and crunchy

0411 Special Maki & Spicy tuna roll (Sakura)Spicy tuna roll

Cooked maki

0411 Cooked maki & Flying Fish Roe & EelEel cucumber roll
Eel and avocado roll
Salmon skin roll
Flying Fish Roe (Masago) Sushi
Eel (Unagi) Sushi

Sushi a la carte

0411 Sushi a la carte (Sakura)White Tuna Sushi
Red Snapper (Tai) Sushi
Egg Cake (Tamago) Sushi
Smoked Salmon Sushi

0411 Chef's Daily Special (Sakura)0911 Chef's Special (Sakura)

Chef’s Daily Special
Chopped up white tuna with spicy hot dressing, flying fish roe and panko flakes

0411 Sashimi (Sakura) 0911 Sashimi (Sakura)0311 White tuna sashimi (Sakura) 0311 Tuna Avocado Roll, Eel Sushi, Sashimi (Sakura) 0311 Sashimi (Sakura) 0311 Sashimi & Sunshine Roll (Sakura)Sashimi
Salmon, White tuna, shrimp, red snapper, mackerel
Tuna Avocado roll, eel sushi, sashimi

0311 Ice creams (Sakura)

Ice creams
Green tea, red bean and vanilla

0311 Jello (sakura)Jello
Lemon and strawberry

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Sakura Restaurant 櫻花日本料理

1350 Bath Road Kingston, ON
(613) 531-8882


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