Sakura - Sushi with Style

After work this Friday, I had a hankerin' for sushi, so hubby and I went over to Sakura Japanese Sushi & Grill. It's an unassuming little place off Monroe St. with a sleek, trendy interior and a selection of creative sushi rolls. This is our second trip to this restaurant, and again we were not disappointed. The servers are attentive and the food comes out fast. The sushi rolls are generous in size, but not overpriced. Both times we've ended up getting the Chef's special roll and each time it ends up being our favorite. On this night, after a tasty bowl of edamame, we chose the Sakura Roll and the July Roll (Chef's special). Both were delicious.

As you can see, their presentation is spectacular. I've never been at a sushi restaurant where they bring out each roll on it's own separate plate, and treat each as if it's a work of art. The Sakura Roll (above), made with king crab meat, shrimp and mango-avocado on the outside is a nice twist on the traditional California Roll. And it's served with the chef's special sauce. I'm not quite sure what that sauce is, except yummy.

The July Roll (above), which was absolutely divine, was made with lobster and spicy crispy tuna. While both rolls were good, this one was definitely our favorite. I think they should make it a permanent fixture on the menu. They'd have to rename it of course, but hey, I'd be okay with that. But, it probably won't happen, so you may want to hurry over to Sakura before July is over to experience the deliciousness.

Tally Foodie Rating:
Atmosphere - A
Taste - A
Service - A
Presentation - A+
Price - $$

Restaurant Info:
Sakura Japanese Sushi & Grill
1318 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32303

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This blog is dedicated to giving you honest reviews of local restaurants in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. I won't hold any punches, you'll hear about it all - the good, the bad and the (hopefully infrequent) inedible!

This blog was written from July 2009 - August 2010 and is now retired. I currently live in Sarasota, FL...stay tuned for more on my adventures there!